Top 8 Essential Construction Safety Equipment

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All industries involves both humans and machines, especially construction.

Where there’s both, there’s bound to be hazards which require the correct safety procedures.

Especially industries that involves high temperatures, heavy objects and sharp materials.

Both employers and employees have a responsibility to follow strict safety protocols to ensure a healthy work culture. 

Read: Malaysian OSH Regulations 

Here is a list of the top most essential safety equipment for construction workers:

Essential Construction Safety Gear

  1. Eye Protection
  2. Face Safety
  3. Head Gear
  4. Auditory Safety
  5. Hand Gloves
  6. Height Protection
  7. Safety Footwear
  8. Visual Aids

1. Eye Protection

Even a small piece of dust can irritate an eye, let alone debris and sparks. 

Eye injuries happen due to foreign particles that enter the eyes whilst welding, cutting, nailing, grinding, handling concrete and the like. 

However, it’s important to know what type of hazards your site has.

The table below can help you differentiate between every type of eye gear. 

Browse through our safety goggles here.


2. Face Safety

Some sites experience extreme winds, smoke, sparks or hazardous materials. If in contact with the face, your well-being will be compromised.

Face protection is crucial for workers if welding is involved. Burns and lesions can greatly injure especially when the course of action is prolonged.

Prevent such incidents by wearing appropriate face safety gear.

There are choices between a Handheld Welding Face Shield and an Adjustable Welding Head Shield. 

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3. Head Gear

Even if you’re only visiting a construction site, wearing a hard hat is a MUST

This fundamental PPE protects anyone from falling objects and harmful materials-where construction areas are most abundant.

Make sure you wear SIRIM certified hard hats for ultimate quality and safety. 


4. Auditory/Hearing Safety

Everyone knows how loud and noisy construction can be. But that’s at a distance. Construction workers are exposed to 5 times that volume!

Not wearing earplugs or earmuffs to minimize surrounding noise can severely damage the eardrums which may impair hearing.


5. Hand Gloves

Working in construction requires active hand functions. Since hazards are almost everywhere, safety gloves must be worn at all times. 

Provide your workers with well-suited hand gloves that fit their tasks. 

You can either choose a Welding Glove, PVC Dipped Glove or a Furniture Leather Glove.

It just takes a little research to know which is best.

Read: Tips to Choose the Right PPE

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6. Height Protection

Apparently, falling from heights has the highest record of cases among other construction injuries.

Even if you feel completely safe on a barred threshold, it wouldn’t hurt to wear an industry standard Safety Harness or Safety Lanyard for extra safety.

Not what you’re looking for? Browse through our Fall Protection category for more accessories and gear.


7. Safety Footwear

Every work site requires a good pair of safety boots.

Have you ever experienced slips, trips and falls? Does your feet hurt when you bump into something? You need to change your work boots!

Safety shoes that have a puncture resistant quality, steel toe cap and made of durable material are perfect for construction workers.

Read: 6 Ways Safety Shoes Protect Workers


8. Visual Aids

Some construction sites require working at night due to whatever circumstance. All of the above gear means nothing if you can’t be seen in low visibility environments.

So velcro-strap on a Reflective Safety Vest so you’re not invisible to other workers.

Regardless if you’re 100% careful, being seen is a vital importance when on the job. 


Stay safe!

You may think technology is much more advanced these days to reduce some of the construction risks, it’s better to be completely safe than sorry.

We know all the risks industrial work has, that’s why we have chosen only the best danger-ready PPE that helps ensure a safer workplace.

Get in touch with our customer supporters that can help you pick out the perfect safety gear for you and your workers. No charge!

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