When getting a new home built, children may also get excited and want to visit the construction site. Or, parents may not find a babysitter in time and decide to let their kids tag along. After all, watching the construction process can feel satisfying, while children view it as the world’s best play place.
However, construction sites are not safe for children. Homeowners must keep this in mind as the site has loads of hazards that can be unsafe for children, as well as irresponsible and careless adults.
Here is why construction sites are unsafe for children:
1. Children Get in the Way
Let’s admit it- children love playtime. A construction site gives them access to empty places where they can run around and do their shenanigans. However, this means that they are constantly in the way of workers who are trying to follow a work schedule and meet sensitive deadlines. Of course, workers need to be mindful of children and move them to another spot when they are working. This causes interruptions and added stress.
If you want to visit a construction site, try to leave your kids at home or in the car. There are numerous hazards, and to keep your family safe, construction workers will have to accompany you everywhere. Remember, this is not your safe home yet.
2. Making Children Wear Safety Gear is Impossible
You may never have considered getting your children out of the house when construction work begins. This is normal as many of us cannot envision our house without walls and structural support. However, when construction work begins, things can start to get dangerous.
The air becomes toxic due to the dust, chemicals, and paint used. Structures become weak as workers plan on rebuilding them. Moreover, surfaces can fall through at any point. While construction workers are aware of the things that need to be fixed and avoid those spaces, your children would not know.
Even adults have to put on the appropriate gear, shoes, hats, safety vests, and eye goggles when visiting a construction site. Do you really think children would want to put on bulks of extra clothing, especially when they are already sneezing due to the dust and toxins in the air?
3. Noise Pollution
There is already loads of noise when a house is being constructed or repaired. Be it because of the drills, vibrations, or machinery- everyone knows that walking into a construction site can cause an instant headache.
Your children may not initially be affected by the noise present. However, soon they will start to complain of headaches and migraines. Once they start to fret and cry, handling them will become a pain. It will also cause inconvenience to workers spending time on the construction site. Let’s admit it- who can ignore a crying child?
Children are curious and inquisitive by nature. To keep them safe and out of harm’s way, keep them away from construction sites!