On any construction site job, you are usually working against the clock. There is a deadline formed around the client’s needs along with any other factors you might face like weather, wait times for goods, and other unexpected delays. On an elevated construction site these issues and delays can often be amplified. However, with a bit of preparation these jobs can go much smoother and quicker. Here are a few tips to help work go quick on elevated construction job sites.
If this is your crew’s first time working around an elevated site, there are likely different types of tools and equipment they’ll need. Your standard equipment just won’t cut it. While it might be tempting to try and cut corners and modify or use your typical equipment, this can cost you time. Instead, do the job the right way and with the right equipment. This will likely mean renting equipment, like a scissor lift for hire to make the job more efficient.
Elevated construction jobs can often be more hazardous than others, so it is extremely important to keep the process smooth. The best way to do this is to streamline as much as possible. Delegate and assign very specific tasks to people and crews to keep people working efficiently and safely.
While working on the job site, stay in good contact with your team to ensure that everyone is working on the right part of the process. Keep a flow chart of what needs to be done in what order and how long it should take and make the entire crew of this expectation. While you should plan on some delays and wiggle room for this timeline, let everyone know that this is what is expected and that they should communicate any potential issues or delays. For many problems, they can be quickly resolved if they are identified and worked on immediately, but to get to that point, someone has to share what they know about the issue.
Safety issues or injuries can hold up a job for days or even weeks. To avoid this massive delay, follow all proper safety procedures from the beginning and encourage all crews to do the same. By keeping in line and doing things the right way, this will save you from any issues that might arise down the road.
The key to making work faster on elevated construction site jobs is to do the work the right way and to be patient with it. Cutting corners will only cause costly delays that frustrate everyone involved.
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