When it comes to site safety and efficiency, anything you can do to improve the work environment will create happier employees and more profits. Let’s discuss 3 strategies you can use to make your construction site better for your employees and your project goals.
#1 Commit to Ongoing Construction Site Safety Training
If you manage a construction site, it’s your responsibility to keep employees safe and productive. One of the best ways to ensure safety and productivity is to complete thorough and ongoing training for all employees. Properly trained workers are more likely to complete the job faster, with fewer mistakes, as well as be less vulnerable to injury or damage to themselves or others.
Employee training can also prevent equipment from being misused or damaged, which means it will work more efficiently and last longer before it needs to be replaced.
#2 Update or Replace Equipment to Improves Safety
Once equipment has reached a certain age, or been impaired due to misuse, overuse, or neglect, it’s time to replace it. Using outdated or broken equipment is not cost-efficient because it puts your employees’ safety at risk and increases the chance of mistakes and damage to the construction site.
When upgrading equipment, choose tools that ease strain on workers wherever possible. Technology such as modular conveyor belts can be used to transport bulk materials across the site which frees up workers who would otherwise have to manually unload, carry, and restack materials. Modular conveyor belts like the Rapid-Veyor can be set up quickly to transport materials quickly and efficiently. They also reduce the chance of expensive supplies or tools being dropped or damaged.
The reduced labor allows workers to save their energy and focus on more skilled tasks. Equipment that makes your employees’ jobs easier means they’ll be happier — and so will you.
#3 Streamline Construction Site Management with Organization
Use efficient organization to improve safety and productivity. Plan out your construction site to keep materials and equipment accessible for employees that need them, but also for the safety of the crew.
For example, combustible materials should be stored well away from electrical equipment or processes that can result in sparks. Special care should be taken to lock up valuable building materials to protect them from fire danger, moisture, vandalism, or theft.
Keep all walkways clear at all times and have designated areas for employees to stow items that are not in use. Portable, modular equipment like the Rapid-Veyor can be easily taken apart and stored so it can stay out of the way. When needed, it is easy to retrieve and set up to aid your crews in transporting and organizing the site.
The Rapid-Veyor can help you achieve your construction site safety goals and more. Reach out to our team to get started.
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