There comes a time in any construction project when the corporate bosses with the company behind the initiative will stop by to check out the site’s progress. This can be stressful, as these are the people that your staff is reporting to. However, a little preparation goes a long way:
- Have the foreman or a site supervisor escort the visitors – this is for the sake of safety, and effectively informing the corporate executives visiting your site. Ensure that someone is available to greet them, so they don’t end up wandering through the site on their own, which can be dangerous and frustrating.
- Ensure that they have been informed about safety protocols – no one should ever be allowed on the site until they have been briefed on safety protocols. Ensure that anyone who hasn’t been on the site before receives this necessary guidance. If any massive changes have been made to the job site, it is important that they are informed of these as well from a safety perspective.
- Have the appropriate equipment ready – you can’t expect that all executives will show up with the correct safety gear, so have it handy. This means hard hates, reflective vests, and steel-toed boots if necessary.
- Log them in – just because they are integral people to the project doesn’t mean they shouldn’t sign in and go through the typical protocols. It is essential to safety to know who is on the site, for how long, and why. Use a visitor management tracking program, so you also have the opportunity to review visitor history retroactively if necessary!