How To Plan Projects But With Continued Precautions
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down almost every non-essential business and forced people to stay indoors as much as possible. However, construction and infrastructure maintenance projects can’t stay shut down for long. At First Water Contracting, we believe that companies need to develop a detailed approach. We have worked on several strategies to help us get back to asphalt maintenance safely during the pandemic. Here are some tips that can help:
1. Use Modern Communications Technology
Meeting, conferences, and consultations with clients are essential aspects of the project planning process. While face-to-face meetings are more common for concrete contractors in OKC, it is a good idea to switch to a digital form of communication. Use software programs like Skype, Hangouts, or other services to communicate with clients. You can also use Zoom or Microsoft Teams for conferences or group consultations. There’s no need for face-to-face meetings when you have great software programs for the purpose.
2. Practice Social Distancing Diligently
All workers should practice social distancing, whether they are in the office or on-site. Fortunately, things like asphalt maintenance, seal coating, and parking lot repair in OKC don’t require workers to operate in close quarters. They can easily maintain a distance of six feet during the project. We ask workers to head to the site directly instead of coming to the office every day. That helps reduce the risk of the virus spreading and help our team remain safe.
3. Communicate about Safety with Clients
The virus can transmit from contractors to clients easily if there are no safety protocols in place. Concrete contractors in OKC must come up with a list of guidelines for clients to prevent such incidents. We request them to practice social distancing diligently and ensure they only visit the site after informing our team in advance. Clients should also inform the company if they or anyone else on the property has been ill. If someone has experienced coronavirus symptoms, they need to self-isolate and/or shut down the project for the time being. That's the only way to keep everyone safe and control the spread of the disease. For our part, we follow the same protocol.
4. Create a Safety Guideline for On-Site Workers
On-site workers must observe a few precautions while working on the project. While it is safer to operate on construction or maintenance projects outdoors, there's still a risk of infection. Here are some things we do:
We make sure all workers maintain a distance of six feet wherever possible.
Workers always wear protective gear like masks and gloves. They also avoid touching their face wherever possible.
Our managers ask them to work on different sections of the project wherever possible.
If you’re looking for parking lot maintenance OKC, we at First Water Contracting can help. Just contact us or give us a call at 405 664 6200 and we’ll help.