How to Manage Your Construction Sites During COVID-19

How to Manage Your Construction Sites During COVID-19

by Proforma Construction, May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented and volatile event for most businesses. The construction business is no different. Though many construction sites have been under lockdown, few are still operational. Let’s see how you can effectively manage construction sites during this crisis.

Tips to Manage Your Construction Site During the COVID-19 Crisis

1. Manage Supply Shortage

If your supply chain has come to a halt, communicate the same to your customers immediately. You can then plan the volume allocation based on customer segmentation. Managing this wisely will ensure there are no bottlenecks in the projects once the crisis ends.

2. Make Work Sites Safe During COVID-19

  • Ask workers to stay at home if they are even slightly unwell.
  • Ask the workers to self-identify symptoms that resemble COVID-19 symptoms. These include fever, shortness of breath, and coughing.
  • Minimize worker interaction when the construction supplies are being delivered or picked up.
  • Discourage the sharing of water bottles.
  • Conduct a test for all visitors on the construction site.
  • Disinfect commonly used construction equipment.
  • Stagger the work timings for all the workers so that the staff works at minimum capacity.
  • Check the temperatures of the workers before they enter the site.
  • Provide handwashing stations across the site for workers to wash their hands regularly.

3. Embrace Digital Tools

Get your teams to communicate digitally with each other and customers rather than meeting face-to-face. Incorporate digital technologies in as many aspects as possible. This may prove beneficial in the long run as well.

Maintain a healthy perspective and attitude towards the future. If you manage your construction sites properly now, you will emerge victorious when the crisis ends. Looking to work with a construction firm with expert management? Contact your Oakland contractor at Proforma Construction. Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.