Hard hat zones are our lifeblood at ARC Construction. Every step we take in the building process is done with the utmost safety. From the subcontractors we partner with to the materials we use, the commercial construction process requires patience, expertise and a deep knowledge of the industry.
With that being said, ensuring safety on a job site requires a whole lot of work. It’s the number one priority of any commercial construction company for many reasons. To keep the project within budget and completed on time, it’s crucial to follow safety requirements.
3 Ways We Keep it Safe on the ARC Construction Job Sites
#1 Know the Numbers and Manage the Risk
Countless reputable studies in the United States produce data that all commercial construction companies should reference. Recent data shows the majority of construction site casualties occur between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, primarily between Monday and Thursday.
Information like that should have a huge influence on aspects like safety checks. Consider scheduling safety checks with the whole crew around noon. A great way to avoid deaths at the job site is to frequently discuss protocol.
#2 Plan Ahead to the Best of Your Ability
You must begin the planning process weeks in advance to avoid an accident. It’s important to evaluate what kind of tasks and projects will take place and what safety protocol must be put in place. Zoned areas are a great way to keep pedestrians away from the construction and ensure workers have the right protection and tools.
No matter the size of your job site, make sure the project is equipped with proper scaffolding and areas that require extra safety measures are marked.
#3 Be Smart About Staffing and Scheduling
Workers get tired, it’s just a fact of life. One of the most overlooked safety measures in this industry is fatigue. Thanks to the national shortage of construction workers, it’s often unavoidable to ask workers to over-commit in order to meet strict deadlines.
According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), accidents occur 30-percent more during the night shift. Additionally, requiring workers to put in 12 or more hours in a day results in 37-percent more injuries.
This is crucial information to keep in mind when making the project schedule. Small and large companies can prevent exhaustion and fatigue with strategic scheduling techniques. To boost retention and limit overworking, you may need to employ more subcontractors. Sticking to a deadline is important, but keeping your workers safe must be a priority.
A Successful Commercial Project Requires Safety and Preparation
Whether you’re looking for a commercial builder for your next project or simply reading advice on managing your own crew, no amount of preparation is too much when it comes to safety. The ARC Construction professionals proudly serve Jacksonville and surrounding areas of FL. Our projects are successful because our safety precautions are extensive.
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