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Longer Winter Days – How to Work Safely in the Dark

Blurred lights of a city skyline, construction at night

With shorter days and longer nights, many workers are burning the midnight oil on construction sites. At The Safety Group, we offer construction safety consulting and safety management services, helping workers and site safety managers keep workplace safety at the forefront of everything they do. Construction night shifts require additional safety steps to reduce workplace injuries. Our professionals share night work safety tips to help all workers understand how to work safely on a construction site in the dark.

Tips for Working Safely on Construction Sites in the Dark

Darkness can bring many workplace dangers and ensuring you can be seen while seeing all potential dangers is the most important night shift safety tip. Reflective clothing and ample lighting are vital for improving night safety on construction sites. Site safety managers and employees on construction sites at night should heed these night shift safety tips:

  • Wear reflective clothing, including hats
  • Ensure there are plenty of lights throughout the job site
  • Place lights to adequately illuminate the floor to see dangers
  • Only operate equipment when lighting is abundant
  • Place reflective tape on equipment
  • Place signage and traffic cones where necessary
  • Identify signs of fatigue and treat them quickly

Improving night safely on construction sites is about more than improving the outcome of a project, it is about ensuring that workers maintain their safety throughout the night construction shift. For more guidance regarding construction site safety, including guidance for working safely on construction sites in the dark, contact our safety consulting team today.

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