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Construction Zone Myths: Why They’re Untrue

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Construction and demolition zones are highly dangerous places to work.

Construction and demolition zones are highly dangerous places to work. Many people who aren’t involved in the process, whether or not they are responsible for drilling through concrete or breaking it up, are not allowed onto a site and thus don’t know what goes on there. This leads to the rise of many different myths, some of which are honestly ill-informed. Here’s a look at why many myths are misconceptions.

There’s No Communication

One of the most common myths is that there’s no communication whatsoever on a construction zone. Even though passing drivers are supposed to slow down when near road work or going through ongoing building or demolition work to get to their next destination, somehow the semaphore flags and other signage don’t count as communication. The team is still responsible for holding meetings to facilitate on the job training, trying new techniques, deploying upgraded equipment, and give the project owners and stakeholders the latest updates on how the process is going, whether it’s progressing smoothly or there are delays for one reason or another. Without communication, nothing could get done, including cleaning up at the end of the day or before the weekend arrives.

It’s Always Dirty

Speaking of which, it’s another myth that construction zones are always filthy places. Despite the constant chaos, there is a fair bit of planning and forethought that goes into making sure that job sites are as clean as possible. When renovations are in progress, or new expansions are under construction that will require multiple phases or modules to complete, the team members will work even harder to ensure that everything is organized the way it should be. That way, their work won’t interfere with the management office’s expectations or disappoint their clients who have nothing but the highest of standards.

Budget and Timeline Issues Abound

Lastly, it’s easy to think that all construction projects suffer from ballooning budgets and timelines that continually fall behind their benchmarks. However, this is a huge misconception because, in reality, it doesn’t happen that often. Even so, the best-laid plans can still be thrown for a loop, because there are always going to be unexpected problems that can slow the project down. Likewise, getting started ahead of schedule is the best way to avoid running into these issues.

Prioritize Employee Safety with G&M Services

G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meeting to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.

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