4 Key Techniques to Inspire Efficiency at Your Construction Site
The most helpful tool at any construction site is communication. When multiple project planners, employees, contractors, inspectors, subcontractors, delivery personnel, and more are all walking and working around the job site, you need communication to effectively coordinate the numerous things happening.
How effectively a company communicates is directly correlated to how efficient it is. Our software allows for a streamlined communication platform, so everyone is on the same page. To learn more about the services we provide, call 800-625-5972 or further explore ECL Software.
To learn about key techniques to improve upon communication outside of our software, continue reading below:
Tell Your Workers Exactly What is Expected
Do not assume everyone knows what they are doing 100% of the time. Everyone must know their role on a job site. If you can’t be direct with everyone, make sure to properly delegate the role of communication to a foreman or someone else in a position of power. When workers don’t 100% know their responsibilities, injuries start to happen which loses precious time and manpower.
Morning Huddles to Plan the Day
Take advantage of the beginning of the day. When everyone is in the same spot, it can be an opportune time to get a game plan together. This allows every worker to ask questions and understand what is to be expected of them.
Develop Universal Non-Verbal Communication
On a job site, you can’t always hear each other due to tools, machinery, equipment, trucks, you name it. A good way to avoid miscommunication in loud environments is to teach non-verbal gestures. During your next safety meeting, spend some time going over gestures your employees should all recognize. Teaching this way of communication helps save time and can keep your workers safe.
Encourage a Feeling of Support
In some job sites, it is frowned upon to call to attention to someone breaking safety or OSHA protocols. Sure, doing something in an unsafe manner can result in a quicker completion time—but, if someone injures themselves in the process, it can result in lawsuits, fines, injury expenditures, and more. Reiterate during huddles the importance of proper safety communication and how that should be a priority.
Software to Inspire Communication
Efficient communication in person and over the could servers are all extremely important to be a successful construction company. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help. Call 800-625-5972 to speak to one of our professionals.