Keeping Productivity High when Temperatures are Low
Whether you’re a general contractor, owner, president, project manager, or superintendent involved in a construction project, you have two top-of-mind priorities. You want your project to remain on schedule and you want to complete the project on, or better yet, under budget.
During the months of December, January, and February, often the weather makes it difficult for projects to be completed on time. If proper precautions aren’t taken into account, the frigid temperatures can hinder the timeline. When construction materials are not at the appropriate temperature, their integrity could be compromised. The following construction jobs require adequate heat in lower temperatures:
- Concrete pours
Another factor to consider throughout winter is how the environment can affect your workers. Per OSHA, it is important for employers to know the wind chill temperature so that they can gauge workers’ exposure risk better and plan how to safely do the work. Environmental cold can affect any worker exposed to cold air temperatures and puts workers at risk of cold stress.
To avoid OSHA incidents and the decrease of productivity, heaters are a necessity during winter months. Working in freezing temperatures can be done safely and efficiently with heaters designed for indoor and outdoor use. The following heaters are ideal for contractors:
- Direct-fired heaters
- Indirect-fired heaters
- Portable electric heaters
- Self-contained industrial heaters
- Hydronic/ground heaters
- Flameless heaters
- Steam heaters
In addition to supplying you with the appropriate equipment, a dedicated partner can make your job easier by:
- Arranging fixed costs or seasonal rates
- Assisting with job specs
- Supporting your team with executing on time and on budget, in turn, providing you with ease of project and peace of mind
The Sunbelt Rentals equipment guide to heating solutions is available now. Download the guide today to quickly choose the right heater to match your specific job site needs.