Commercial renovations can give your property a fresh new look or enhance your operational needs. Though undergoing a construction project can cause a safety hazard to your employees and property visitors. You may not have the luxury of closing your business while undergoing renovations. Through careful planning and preparation, you can ensure that everyone’s safety maintains a priority while your project is underway. There are several helpful tips for keeping the risks of accident or injury low.
Lay Out Traffic Patterns
Everyone visiting your property should be able to do so without fear of injury and inconvenience. Clear signage is the best way to instruct customers, employees, construction workers, or other visitors safely through the construction. Use signs to indicate: traffic flow, restricted areas, construction zones, detours, parking areas, entrances or exits, and caution areas.
Perform Extra Cleaning Rounds
Construction zones tend to get messy, whether from the dust, debris, the clutter of cords, equipment, or materials. Ensure extra attention is given to walking around the project area and cleaning up potential hazards. Employ HEPA-filter vacuums to remove particulates, dust, and fumes, or rent air scrubbers to clean contaminated air.
Put barricades around the work zone to prevent unauthorized people from entering the area. Ensure you speak with the project foreman about cleaning up cables or other trip and fall hazards through the area.
Perform Work at Night
If possible, try to schedule serious construction work or the use of loud equipment after hours when there is the least amount of foot traffic in the area. Customers understand that construction or renovations can’t always be done on the weekends, but fewer disruptions to the normal schedule can keep you from losing customers or from experiencing an accident or injury.
Work With the Pros
At Complete Conversion Services, we recognize how important it is for your project to be completed quickly, efficiently, and safely. Call our team of renovation specialists at 410-437-8461 to find out how we can accomplish your renovation project.