If you are a construction contractor or own a construction company, you know there are some things that are absolutely necessary to get the job done. The right tools and equipment, wearing the right clothes, safety gear, and mandatory signs are all a given. Here are three more must-haves for every construction site.
Since your construction crew is building something new, chances are there is going to be very limited access to a bathroom. There is also a good chance that your crew will spend many hours at a time on a construction site, which means they are eventually going to have to use the bathroom. For these reasons, every construction site should have portable toilets.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if there are less than 20 construction workers on-site, only one portable toilet is required. If there are 20 or more workers, the requirements are one portable toilet with a seat and one urinal. For large construction sites with over 200 workers, there needs to be one toilet seat and one urinal for every 50 workers.
Something else you'll need on your construction site is disposal services. The type of service you'll need depends on what kind of waste you will generate while on the site. For example, if you are going to be accumulating large amounts of debris, a dumpster rental is a great option. Other types of disposal services you may want to consider include the following:
- Hazardous waste disposal - waste that is considered flammable, toxic, or corrosive is hazardous and needs to be disposed of properly
- Recyclables - if construction workers are going to be eating on-site, you may want to get an all-in-one-recycling container so that aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and paper products can all get recycled
- Universal waste - this includes anything that is not safe to go in the regular trash, such as batteries and devices that contain mercury
Besides keeping your construction site clean and tidy, getting disposal services is an environmentally-friendly thing to do.
Security Officer Patrols
There is a good chance your construction site has many valuable pieces of equipment and tools that have to be left on-site. If you want peace of mind that the construction site will stay safe while your crew isn't working, you may want to consider hiring security. Besides keeping the site safe, having security will prevent squatters from trying to live in your unfinished building.