From Waste Removal to Plant Dismantling Services – Top Ways to Clear a Construction Site
Well-organised sites are essential for achieving high-quality work, the right safety measures and productivity among employees. However, a focus on the work itself being the main priority, many construction companies forget about the easy ways that they can keep their site clear during and after a project.
No matter what size your construction site is, you’d be surprised just how much waste you can produce – and it’s your responsibility to dispose of it in the right way. With a growing number of concerns about the environment, it’s important that we do all we can for the planet – construction sites including. In fact, with proper construction and demolition recycling, around 4,300 acres of landfill can be avoided as well as reducing the risk of construction-related injuries.
So, what can you do to keep your construction site clear? Read on for all you need to know.
How to minimise mess during the project
It’s important that you keep things organised and tidy during the project, as this will reduce the amount of work that needs to be done afterwards. Cleaning up is often considered a secondary activity, however, there are a number of benefits that you can gain from keeping on top of cleanliness throughout all stages of work. Here we explain some simple ways that you can clear your site alongside work.
Create designated waste areas
An organised your site means having designated areas for each task, such as creating a space for rubbish and waste. The rubbish you collate can’t usually be taken away immediately, so having a safe place to keep it will ensure it doesn’t spill out into the main workspace. According to the 2019 Labour Force Survey, there are 54,000 non-fatal construction injuries each year. However, keeping this organised can minimise the risk of accidents. By keeping rubble, soil or bags of materials out of the way, you and your employees are less likely to experience major injuries or minor accidents such as trips and falls.
Keep access routes clear
The main routes in and out of the construction site should always be kept clear, as stated by the law. An easy way of enforcing this rule is by installing clear signs that show the importance of keeping these areas clear. Walkways, traffic routes and other well-used areas should be free from obstructions by keeping things tidy as you go. Construction sites are full of potential dangers, so you must highlight these hazards so everyone can take precautions. Having clear access also means that vehicles, equipment and any other materials can be taken in and out of the site so work can get done efficiently.
Store tools safely
As well as waste and rubbish, keeping your tools safe will stop unnecessary mess for building up. Depending on the length of your project, you could potentially have several months of work ahead of you, so taking the time to organise your tools will help you out in the long run and make it much easier to find at the end of the project. Tidying up and the end of the day only takes a few moments and will ensure the site is ready for the next working day, and the overall tidiness of the site is maintained. By ensuring that everything has a proper place it will be much easier to find the tools you need, plus, this reduces the chances of anything being stolen overnight.
Teach best practice
It’s all well and good putting new practices in place, but you need to make sure your employees understand them too. Train your whole team on the most efficient and effective changes, to ensure everyone is working to the same standard. You could also delegate specific times during the working day, or before you finish, so that a different person is responsible each day for an important task. Regularly refresh your employees on procedures so they’re aware of what’s expected of them and they can work in the safest and most productive way.
Machine dismantling and other helpful services
Once your work is complete, this is when the majority of the clean up will take place so it’s important that you get things arranged beforehand. Invest in good clean up solutions as this will ensure that all of your waste is disposed of in the right way, which means recycling as much as you can and using professional services to do so.
Here we explain some useful services that can help with construction clearing.
After completing construction work you’ll almost certainly have waste and rubbish that you’ll need to get rid of. One way that you can help with this process is by hiring a skip that can hold all of your waste until it’s collected. Many skip hire services will offer the skip, a collection service or recycling. Recycling is a great avenue to consider in the construction industry as many unused materials and waste can be reused to create new products, saving energy and reducing the need to extract raw materials.
You also need to get rid of hazardous waste properly so it doesn’t cause any harm to the public or the environment. Never be tempted to pour fluids and materials down the drain or dumping them in a nearby location.
Hiring recycling services means you can do your part for the planet. One of the great things that comes out of recycling construction waste is recycled aggregates – debris that can be reused in other building projects. Disposing of your waste in the wrong way means it could end up at landfill as this has a huge effect on the environment. Instead, you should have regular waste pickups throughout the duration of the work, so rubbish doesn’t overspill and pile up. If you can, try and organise your site’s waste into separate bins such as cardboard, plastic and industrial waste as this makes the disposal process a lot easier.
At the end of a project, you may need to hire a dismantling team that can take down any equipment or storage units that you no longer need. Fully trained and experienced, here at Armquest we offer a range of dismantling services that will ensure your site is clear at the end of your project. Our helpful team members will asses your site and provide a free quote based on your requirements. From mechanical plants to industrial equipment and machinery, we can help – contact us today for more information.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and any other hired items will need to be returned once you’ve finished with them. Simple tasks like this can make a big difference in the organisation of your site, but if you need a little more help, make sure you write a list at the beginning of the project so you know exactly what you need to do at the end.
Armquest: Professional equipment dismantling in Manchester
Here at Armquest, based in Manchester, we offer a range of industrial services such as crane hire services, plant dismantling, lifting equipment and much more. We understand that keeping your construction site clear requires careful planning, but as heavy equipment dismantler we’ve got it covered! Put your trust in our experienced team members today, and keep your worksite safe and efficient. Get in touch today for more information.