Emergency Preparedness on Job Sites

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Foul weather can be extremely problematic for construction companies. It can set schedules off track, delay completion dates and create safety concerns about job sites’ conditions. Before bad weather strikes, project managers must take steps to prevent damage and dangerous conditions.

Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Having a readymade game plan gives everyone involved in a project clear guidance about what they need to do to prepare for an emergency. A comprehensive emergency preparedness plan defines applicable emergency scenarios, details safety precautions, and assigns responsibility for implementing specific steps of the plan.

Fasten or Store Building Materials

Crews must take care to secure all building materials so that they will not blow away. Roofing and insulation materials, for example, can easily fly off of a jobsite during a heavy storm. Weighing down loose materials such as shingles and fastening down larger pieces such demo debris can prevent damage and injuries.

Secure Cranes

Cranes can represent an extreme hazard when a forecast predicts strong winds. In anticipation of high-speed winds, it may be best to dismantle or remove cranes when practical. If a crane cannot be moved in time, repositioning it may make it more resilient to hurricane force gusts.

Safety has to be a key priority in all aspects of construction management. Preparing a jobsite to withstand inclement conditions requires careful planning and execution. 

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This post was written by , posted on April 26, 2022 Tuesday at 11:29 am