Tips For Securing A Temporary Work Site

24 February 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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If you are the manager of a city that is planning on having a new bridge put in or are the owner of land that wants to build a quarry, you are going to need to hire a drilling and blasting team to get the job done. You have likely done your research already and have someone picked out. However, you might not have thought at all about how you're going to secure the temporary work site. You want to make sure that your site is secure enough so that the employees that are working on the site do not get injured and that no one beyond the site gets injured. You also want to make sure that the site is not tampered with. Here are some tips for securing your work site for drilling and blasting.

1. Invest in a Van Box

The first thing that you will want to do is invest in a van box. A van box is a mobile safe that is designed to fit inside of a van for transportation purposes but which is just as reliable and secure as a regular safe. This will allow you to have the workers store their tools onsite without having to worry about them being stolen during the night. You can also put all of the keys for any heavy machinery that you might be using in the van box in order to ensure that the keys are never lost or stolen.

2. Make Sure Your Barriers Are Secure

For drilling and blasting, you are going to need to make sure that you have people who are not properly trained to deal with the action safely away from it. This means that you will need to invest in barriers. Traffic cones are not going to do the trick on their own. You will need to figure out first how long the radius is from the site of the drilling and blasting to the area where people are safe. You will then need to invest in concrete traffic barriers or cones and police officers that will be able to adequately cover the area around the drilling site so that nobody accidentally wanders in and gets injured. Make sure that you check with your local government for guidelines.

For more information, talk to the drilling and blasting service that you have hired for exactly what they will need in order to keep the job site safe and secure.