why on site safety is important when constructing steel


A highly experienced and trained team



Certified by IPAF, CPCS, CSCS & IRATA International


Guaranteeing you a stress free build


Offering a free, no obligation quote service

On-site safety is paramount during the construction of steel structures due to several key factors:

  1. Heavy Materials: Steel components used in construction are often large and heavy. Mishandling or improper installation of these materials can lead to accidents such as falls, crush injuries, or structural collapses.
  2. Height and Elevation: Many steel construction projects involve working at height, whether assembling steel frames or installing roofing and cladding. Without proper safety measures in place, falls from height pose a significant risk to workers’ lives and safety.
  3. Welding and Cutting Hazards: Welding and cutting are integral processes in steel construction. However, they also present potential hazards such as fire, burns, and exposure to harmful fumes and gases. Proper ventilation, personal protective equipment (PPE), and fire safety protocols are essential to mitigate these risks.
  4. Structural Stability: Ensuring the structural stability of steel frames and components is crucial to prevent collapses and accidents during construction. Proper bracing, temporary supports, and adherence to engineering specifications are essential for maintaining structural integrity.
  5. Equipment and Machinery: Steel construction often involves the use of heavy machinery and equipment, such as cranes, forklifts, and lifting devices. Improper operation or maintenance of this equipment can lead to accidents, injuries, and fatalities on construction sites.

Overall, prioritizing on-site safety protocols, providing adequate training and supervision, and enforcing strict adherence to safety standards are essential practices to mitigate risks and ensure the well-being of workers during steel construction projects.


Get a free estimate

No job is too big or small so get in touch today to get a free, no obligation quote for your project.