Whether you are a grizzled veteran or a fresh-faced apprentice, every construction site provides its own challenges that have to be overcome. The best way to stay on top of your required deadlines is to approach every job with a good foundation from which to create an efficient worksite. Unfortunately, project sites are often very chaotic, especially for beginners, which is why some plans can be forgotten about or ignored. Here are three things you should never forget when starting out every construction site.
1. Temporary Fencing Hire
The only way to ensure both your contractors and the general public know what is part of a worksite and what isn't is with the use of temporary fencing. Relatively cheap when hired in bulk, this should be one of the first places money is allocated to when budgeting your worksite. Temporary fencing helps keep the public from entering dangerous areas (thus negating public liability lawsuits), keeps your workers from causing unnecessary damage to surrounding properties and is important in keeping any accidental debris from construction from affecting either the road or neighbouring buildings. No matter the job, you always need a good amount of temporary fencing panels, and a worksite can't really begin until they are put into place.
No worksite can continue for long without the basic amenities that every business needs. Toilets, either hired or located on the property, need to be sorted out before any work begins and you need to make sure that every person on site knows where they are located. Worksites also need to have a clean, dry place to eat and take breaks. This means you either need to provide some sort of shelter or you get permission from the tenant to use a part of the building that is not being worked on like the garage. You also need some sort of waste storage for food and other miscellaneous rubbish.
Making sure that pedestrians and road traffic know what is going on is very important. Notices of construction to surrounding buildings should have already been mailed, but on the worksite, you need to have clear signage detailing the worksite, who is in charge and how to contact them. It is also important to have signage warning foot traffic around the project site about the loud noises, possible debris and to remind them to be careful when walking or driving past. Different states and territories in Australia have different regulations about proper signage so you should aways check before work begins that you have the correct format and information clearly presented in your signs.
For more information, contact a company like Citywide Temporary Fencing.