A properly supplied, equipped and prepared construction site is essential for any type of business that involves building, structuring, developing and erecting edifices. It lays the necessary foundation for executing the job correctly, satisfactory and to a high standard. It also marks the beginning of a good, skillfully carried out assignment – because, let’s face it – you don’t want such a high-responsibility and potentially risky task to start off on the wrong foot!
We wouldn’t exaggerate one bit if we told you that the success of the entire project can depend on the way you set up the construction site. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to use the right tools, vehicles and other mandatory equipment, as well as to follow protocols, procedures and regulations as strictly as possible.
You never want your daily productiveness and efficiency to suffer. Having the right equipment is as important as having the right approach and mindset. That’s why we give you a list of some of the must-have items for this particular purpose.
Set Up a Mobile Office
Remember that the brain of the entire operation is located in your mobile office. The whole team of project managers, construction engineers, architects, workers, and other employees will constantly march in and out of the office in order to keep things running smoothly or to be regularly updated about the following steps.
You want to make sure to furnish this office the right way and equip it with slip-resistant steps, ramps and commercial-grade furniture.
Make Sure You Always Have Access to Sanitation Essentials and Power
Once you’ve set up the mobile office, you also want to equip the construction site with proper sanitation. Even if your construction site has access to city sewer, you still want to have waste holding tanks, water tanks and portable toilets at your employee’s disposal 24/7. This comes in handy especially if the construction site covers a large area of the ground. If something comes up unexpectedly, you don’t want to be short with water supplies or other sanitation essentials.
You also want to have a portable generator somewhere on the construction site, as a precautionary measure. And just like with sanitation essentials, you want the generators ready to supply the whole site, if something happens with the city power connections.
Equip the Construction Site With Skip Bins
Keeping things tidy and clean is paramount. That’s why you want to invest in cheap skip bins, to make sure that the whole construction site is arranged neatly and in order. This also makes life a lot easier for everyone involved in the project. Knowing exactly at all times where a particular container with various materials or construction byproduct waste is located helps the employees immensely. They don’t have to roam around and spend precious time looking for things that are scattered in different places, because everything is organized for them and ready to use or move if necessary.
Vehicles and Tools
If you’re running a large construction site, you want the place crowded with excavators, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, skid-steer loaders, motor graders, crawler loaders, trenchers, scrapers, etc. These vehicles will handle the heavy-load and make things easier and quicker.
As far as the other tools go and depending on the type of construction, you’re going to need things like wheel barrows, concrete mixers, wedges, vibrators, trowels, tile cutters, spirit levels, spades, sledge hammers, sand screen machines, polishers, pick axes, measuring boxes, tapes and wheels, and various other tools.
Other Safety and Security Stuff
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like gloves, rubber boots, safety glasses, safety helmet, among other things are substantial for any construction site. Also, you want safety railings and edge protection to be in function. The other things on the list should include first-aid kits, fire extinguishers, temporary fencing, light towers, security camera systems, traffic control barriers, windscreens, temporary overhead protection, material delivery and routes, etc.
Running a successful, well-planned construction site is no joke. You want to make sure that everything is safe, punctual, organized neatly and on point. In order to get the job done properly, you need to have the necessary equipment.
But besides the indispensable, required tools that you need to have on the construction site, you also want this place to be crowded with high-attention-to-detail workers, because you can never be too careful in these conditions and circumstances.