In our recent travels we were pleased to see a good example of construction site signage.
The Construction Work Code of Practice for construction outlines the requirements for signage which includes:
- The principal contractor’s name and telephone number (business and out of hours);
- The location of the site office, if applicable; and
- Be clearly visible from outside the work area.
The good signage we spotted also included:
- Site rules;
- Emergency contact numbers;
- Special hazards, e.g. overhead powerlines;
- Entry by authorised personnel only;
- A housekeeping reminder for workers; and
- Prohibiting unauthorised alterations to the scaffolding.
By providing this additional information, a principal contractor can ensure all persons visiting the site are made aware of key hazards and rules on entering, even if they have not yet completed an induction.