4 Tips to Ensure Safety During Winter Construction Projects

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40% of remodeling activity was minor additions and alterations, 30% was major additions and alterations, and 30% was for maintenance and repairs.
Hard wood floor being installed
Laminate floor being installed

Whether you’re performing DIY household remodeling projects or are schedule major construction tasks with a team of contractors, it’s important that you maintain safety every step of the way. Any kind of construction project can be dangerous — especially over the winter.

Here are some excellent tips that should help you maintain safety before, during, and after your construction work:

 

  • Pay attention to weather forecasts — If you’re planning on remodeling an attic or some other outdoor construction project, you need to be aware of weather reports in your area. Working on a job site during a snowstorm or in heavy rain isn’t just annoying, it’s downright dangerous. Make sure you and everyone helping out pay attention to daily and weekly weather forecasts.
  • Construction floor protection — Temporary floor protection doesn’t just prevent your floors from being damaged, but it can keep you and your team safe throughout the entire project. During the winter, even interior jobs can be dangerous because it is easy to slip and fall on wet surfaces or slippery surfaces. Floor protection during construction jobs can make it easier to identify wet surfaces, so that passing foot traffic and avoid it, and so it can be cleaned up or removed in a timely manner.
  • Remove as much snow and ice as you can — No matter what kind of construction project you’re performing, you need to do your best to get rid of all the snow and ice nearby. Construction floor protection with liquid protection is extremely helpful at preventing slow and water from being tracked through your entire jobsite. It’s important to try and shake and remove as much snow and liquid from boots and work attire before entering a jobsite.
  • Wear proper equipment — One of the best ways to protect yourself from cold weather injuries during construction projects is to wear quality cold weather construction gear. Everyone on site should have the following: hard hat with liners, waterproof boots, waterproof winter jacket, bomber jacket, and gloves.

If you want to learn more about construction floor protection and staying safe during construction tasks, contact Ram Board right away.

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