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Construction Site Liability and Workplace Hazards

Posted by Steve Mansell on Apr 12, 2018

Construction site liability is a growing problem and can wreak havoc on a operational expenses. April’s Catch of the Month focuses on construction site liability, especially its largest contributors: security guards and workplace hazards. UCIT’s live video monitoring service can help alleviate these problems and the articles explain how.

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Construction Site Liability and Workplace Hazards Article Summaries

Construction Site Trespassers Get Some Unexpected Visitors

Trespassers can create considerable construction site liability issues. Under certain circumstances, a construction company can be held responsible if a trespasser becomes injured on its site. The Catch of the Month surveillance video showed two unauthorized individuals enter a construction site at night. A UCIT operator watched the trespassers and called local police before anyone got hurt or caused damage. Click here to see the full video.

Liability Issues with a Traditional Security Guard Service

On-site guards are a common security solution at construction sites in the United States and Canada, however they may not be the best option. The security guard industry lacks standardized protocols in training and job performance. As a result, certain behavior or actions may cause the security guard to miss suspicious activity or escalate an already volatile situation. Live video monitoring can be a safer, more cost-effective alternative. For one monthly fee, clients receive the surveillance equipment, installation and up to 24/7 construction site security monitoring by trained security operators.

Common Construction Site Hazards

The most common construction site hazards are related to scaffolding falls. This article explores different strategies to decrease injuries and fatalities.

Construction Site Safety Concerns and Worker Fatalities

Fatalities at construction sites are, unfortunately, all too common. One worker in New York City died when he fell down an elevator shaft while another in Montana was hit in the head by a concrete column. Both cases were a result of insufficient safety protocols and checks. UCIT’s live operators can see if workers are not following established protocols and immediately bring it to someone’s attention.