Construction sites are faced with more extreme hazards during the winter months. Cold temperatures increase the risk of injuries and damage to equipment, and windy conditions can make any workday unpredictable. Knowing how to winterize your construction site and prepare your team can help you stay on schedule … safely.
Here are six helpful tips to winterize your construction site.
- Keep up with the current forecast. When working outdoors in harsh weather, knowing what to expect can be a big help. Closely monitor the weather forecast for upcoming workdays and track any changes – sometimes winter weather patterns can shift quickly. Always take the local climate into account when planning for a project. If bad weather is expected, make sure to communicate with the project team and add extra time for potential delays, if necessary.
- Stabilize the ground. Placing sediment, temporary or permanent vegetation, or netted mulch on any slopes