Keeping homeowners safe on jobsite visits

The task of keeping anyone, especially the owner(s), safe on a jobsite isn’t an easy one, but it sure is important. Utilizing project management software, like Buildertrend, is a great way to keep owners updated on the progress of the project without having to visit. But whether you utilize software or not, the owners are probably going to want to visit the jobsite in person at some point. So, to avoid any accidents, try following these tips to keep owners safe on a jobsite visit:

  1. Know the risk.
    Depending on the type of construction project, jobsites can be very dangerous. Accidents involving owners might not be very common but they’re definitely still possible, which is why it’s so important to know the risks involved. Especially because the contractor is responsible for everyone’s safety until an owner takes possession.
  2. Educate the owner.
    Often times, owners are not aware of how a jobsite works and the dangers it can hold. A contractor is the source of knowledge for these owners so to keep them safe, policies must be explained and enforced.
  3. Schedule visits in advance.
    The more notice you have of an owner visit, the more preparation you can have to get the jobsite visit ready. To ensure that this notice happens, you might even want to consider adding something into your contract. Depending on the type of jobs you do, you can adjust how much notice you need accordingly.
  4. Have someone show them around.
    Once an owner visit is scheduled, assign a specific person to take them around the jobsite so they can not only point out what’s going on, but also help avoid any accidents. Your client will not only feel safer, but extremely valued, as you take the time to answer their questions and point important things out.

Any tips that we missed? If so, let us know what’s worked for you in the comments below!

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