Construction sites, whether new builds or retrofits, can be hectic, messy and dangerous. Site organization is a detailed and well thought out process which ensures a healthy and safe construction site throughout the project duration. With good organization, installs can progress smoothly with less damage to both equipment and personnel.
Here are a few key tasks that need attention each day, that will contribute to a safe and productive work site.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Workers & Project Visitors:
PPE is clothing or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection, including helmets, goggles, gloves and boots. Personal protective equipment guards against multiple hazards – physical hazards like nails, sharp edges, or falling debris; electrical hazards like rogue currents; or more serious chemical and biohazards.
At a minimum, construction crews should be urges to wear hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs, work gloves, work boots – preferably steel toe, and a reflective safety vest.
When inside the barn working on the equipment installation, you should make sure there are adequate waste receptacles for any and all debris generated from packing and shipping materials. (It is recommended that the debris containers/bins to be wheeled units.) All debris should be removed from the active working area daily to prevent hazardous conditions to the workers.
Temporary storage shelves should be erected, and hardware labeled, and located in the work area, to be easily accessed by all workers.
A construction table should be constructed to keep site paperwork and drawings organized.
All assembly components should be in accessible areas without obstacles obstructing them from the workers accessing the materials.
All components should be stacked and secured to prevent tripping hazards while navigating the site by workers and with aerial equipment.
Remember, safety first!
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