While every industry has the potential for errors to occur, because of the scope and details involved in construction the chances may be higher. However, focusing on specific areas can lessen the occurrence of problems. The following are three areas to ensure a successful and safe construction project.
Safety is a top priority on every construction project. Training in safety procedures should be on-going to lower the risk to workers and visitors. The construction company’s safety director needs to hold regular training to keep crews informed on the latest practices and regulations – especially in the time of COVID-19. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the most up-to-date safety recommendations and requirements available for review. To avoid fines and keep workers and visitors safe, the safety director needs to remain current with this information.
Beyond the latest COVID-19 mandates, there are ways to address crews health. Dehydration is one of the most common issues on the job site. As crews work, perspiration is the natural reaction to cool the body. In order to maintain this “cooling system”, proper hydration is needed. Construction workers need regular water breaks, the best way to hydrate. Drinking soda, juice, or other sugary beverages is not recommended.
A construction project can’t be successful without keeping to the schedule. Missing key deadlines throughout the project causes frustrations to rise along with costs. By preparing a detailed plan and schedule during the pre-planning phase and employing scheduling management software will minimize schedule issues throughout the project.
Gundlach Champion practices all of these methods to assure safe and successful projects for clients across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin through the initial steps of a construction project. The GCI team brings over 350 years of combined experience to every commercial construction project, from new buildings to renovations. To discuss your next project, contact us at gcfirst.com.