Don't Be An Obstruction To Your Construction Team
By Features Desk
Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Construction sites are busy and chaotic places, which is why the team behind a building project should be operating at 110% in order to keep everyone and everything safe. There aren’t only regulations to follow as part of your company’s requirements, but in terms of your duty to employees, citizens and for whomever the site on which you’re working belongs. You don’t want to be an obstruction to your construction team, and here are some tips and tricks if you want to be the best possible worker on a building project.
Communication is absolute key within any construction project, and this depends on you understanding your place within the team. Construction is a process which needs to be planned down to the finest of details, and that means organisation is key. Organisation can only be achieved by maintaining the delicate hierarchy on site, and every individual construction worker is crucial towards preserving that delicate balance. If you want to work well as part of your team, you need to appreciate the need for communication. Whilst the person at the head of the process needs to be reliable and organised, it’s also the job of every individual member of the team to be just as organised.
Follow safety protocols.
The most important part of working on a construction site is the safety protocols followed by the workers involved with the project, and that means not only practicing smart procedures but also ensuring that you’re creating a safe and secure zone for all those who might be present on the site before or after the building process. Of course, accidents may not always be your fault, and you can always look into claiming for compensation if you’re injured on site through no fault of your own.
Monitor progress and re-plan.
The initial plan made for the construction project is vital, but the key to working in a successful team is knowing when to re-plan if the situation changes. You need to be monitoring the progress of you and your co-workers on site, as problems may arise which will call for the initial plan to be reworked. Perhaps weather conditions will become far more severe than you originally planned; at which point, you may need to extend the deadlines on the project. Perhaps tools, machinery or the physical realisation of a concept will entirely fail in a way that was not foreseen when ideas were simply ideas.
Dress for success.
Construction work requires a certain dress code not for the sake of projecting an image of professionalism, like other lines of work, but for the sake of safety. It’s vital that you were sturdy boots for rough terrain, a hard hat in case heavy objects fall on you, reflective vests so that you can be seen by all other members of the team and smart materials such as cotton shirts to protect from the sun in summer; when exposed to the elements, you don’t want to tire and slack in terms of concentration.