Ever wondered about those strong fences surrounding construction sites? They're more than just a backdrop to the hustle and bustle of building projects. Construction fencing plays a crucial role in…
For those unfamiliar with these types of work sites, industries like mining, road construction, and construction are hazardous. It is a legal requirement to keep construction zones away from pedestrians…
There is a reason why concrete is the go-to for installing fence posts. Its tried-and-true results can be done by anyone, from a DIY weekend warrior to a seasoned construction professional. The main reasons for choosing concrete to set your fence posts are:
Installing fence posts into below-ground concrete footings adds a lot of weight and increases the entire fence structure’s sturdiness. Here in Florida, our loose, sandy soil adds another element of instability for businesses looking to install commercial fencing. Further complicating matters are our frequent high winds, both from hurricanes and coastal wind patterns. Fences mounted in concrete are proven to move less in unstable soil and high winds than other mounting systems. (more…)
Construction Site Security
Construction sites are very dangerous and a minor mistake can lead to major injuries to pedestrians and construction workers. The injured persons can sue the construction company, thus leading to lengthy, expensive lawsuits. It is the responsibility of a construction company to keep the construction site safe, otherwise they are exposed to claims of negligence.
It is the duty of the construction company to use barricades to limit access to the site. Pedestrians should keep a safe distance from construction sites to prevent injuries. It is the duty of the construction company to post warning signs to all access points in the site. It should also ensure that all workers at the sites have protective gear such as face shields and hard hats.
The construction company should ensure that the site is closed at night, inspect construction equipment properly, train workers on the safe use of equipment and machinery, secure materials on cords and hooks properly and ensure that it uses safety devices to prevent falling debris and objects such as tool guards, brace structures, catch platforms and debris nets. (more…)
Why You Need a Temporary Fence for Your Construction Site
For many in the construction industry, making sure that their site stays safe and secure at all times is a top concern and something they will to go great lengths to ensure. There are a variety of different tools at a site manager’s disposal that will allow them to secure their site, which will require them to do some research to make sure they get the right systems in place. Among the most beneficial additions that can be added to a construction site is a temporary fence. Here are a few of the reasons why you need to have one of these fences up at a job site. (more…)
Fences for Construction Areas
Are you a contractor managing a full construction area site? Do you worry that the area is unprotected and thus subject to possible damage by both humans and animals? When you have a construction site underway, it is very important to keep it quartered off while the job is in progress. Otherwise, you risk wasting valuable time and money due to work being tampered with while you are off the premises.
Erecting a temporary but substantial construction fence around your construction area will mitigate these concerns. Fencing will provide peace of mind that even when you are not present, the site is being protected and the all the hard work you have completed is being maintained and left alone.