Better safe than sorry - the old adage applies nowhere better than to formwork for concrete. Educate workers to construction site safety so they don't take unnecessary risks. Discussing chains of events that cause forms to fails is one way to help the crew erect systems that work well. Organize sessions where experienced workers can pass along their knowledge to younger workers. And alert all workers to these leading causes of formwork failures:

  • Improper stripping and shore removal
  • Inadequate bracing
  • Vibration
  • Inadequate control of concrete placement
  • Lack of attention to details
  • Unstable soil under mudsills