Construction sites are bustling with activity, and safety is always the top priority. Whether you’re a contractor, worker, or site manager, ensuring that everyone is safe on the job is of utmost importance. However, with so many workers onsite, it can be difficult to ensure that all workers complete site safety orientation. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what construction site safety certifications are and how Field Control Analytics aids in planning, administering, credentialing, and documentation. Let’s dig right in!
Who needs construction site safety orientation certification from FCA?
Anyone who works on a construction site needs construction site safety orientation and certification. Construction workers, supervisors, and project management teams all need to be orientated and certified in order to work on a construction site. This orientation ensures that everyone on the site is familiar with the individual jobsite, aware of its hazards, and how to avoid them. With FCA’s technology, the site’s controlling contractor can track all workers’ certifications within their profile of FCA’s system. Additionally, that information can be accessed in real-time through the mobile application whenever and wherever required.
What are the benefits of construction site safety orientation certification?
FCA provides many benefits through its construction site safety orientation certification tracking, including:
- Improved safety for workers
- Easy-to-access documented due diligence if accidents or injuries occur – easily viewable site safety orientation completion date and time
- Lowered insurance premiums
- Creation of strong safety culture on the work site
- Increased productivity
- Last but not least, enhancing the ability to keep a project on schedule and within budget.
How to get construction site safety certified. There are a few different ways to become site safety orientation certified for a project. Through FCA’s safety orientation learning management system (LMS), contractors are afforded the ability to train their workforce collectively through a web based platform or individuals remotely through FCA’s Worker Mobile App. Having the ability to properly orientate a worker prior to showing up to a jobsite prevents bottlenecks onboarding workers onsite and creates massive time and cost savings.
Once you have completed an online safety orientation through FCA you will likely be required to pass a quiz in order to receive a certification. The quiz is customizable and can vary depending on the site controlling contractor’s specifications. However, typical quizzes cover topics such as gaining an understanding of the site, general safety practices, hazard identification and control, and emergency preparedness and evacuation.
Some companies and equipment manufacturers may also require employees to complete on-the-job training or task specific training in addition to completing a formal site specific orientation. This type of training helps workers learn about specific hazards at their worksite or specific to their craft and how to best avoid them. It also allows companies to ensure that their employees are up-to-date on the latest safety procedures and protocols.
Construction site safety certifications are essential for reducing the risk of injury and illness on construction sites. By utilizing FCA’s technology to administer these orientations offsite and obtain these certifications, employers can ensure that their workers have the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent dangerous situations from occurring. Additionally, having a site-specific safety certification demonstrates a commitment to creating a safe working environment for your employees and to the client. Make sure that everyone on your construction site is as safe as possible and that every worker gets home safely to their family every evening.