How to Manage Construction Personnel Efficiently
Written by: Lyle Charles Consulting
Construction and human resources go hand in hand. Staff should be ready to work, the budget should have some room for overtime hours when crunch time arrives, and the workspace needs to be safe for employees to continue working. You can plan for many contingencies, but the day to day of construction will always present new challenges. This advice, from a certified construction claims expert, will show how you can avoid troubling situations and better manage your personnel.
Employees are your most valuable resource, but they have physical limits that dictate what they would be able to accomplish in a given amount of time. Overtime is great, and certainly leads to a bigger paycheck, but you might want a turnaround or standby crew ready for sensitive operations. The goal of any project manager is to balance the needs of the budget with the time constraints of the project. Managers should also keep themselves aware of state overtime laws, which can affect how one schedules employees.
While it sounds cliché, a safer work site will lead to fewer injuries and lost work time. Companies also won’t pay out as much in claims, should an accident occur on the job site. When the crew actively takes time to ensure everyone is is working under code, everyone benefits. Safety isn’t just a tag line, it’s the only way to be sure the job is completed without injury or incident.
Personnel are your most valuable resources in the field, so take the proper steps you need to protect and manage them.
Bio: Lyle Charles specializes in construction claims management for commercial and residential construction projects. For more tips on construction project management, follow Lyle Charles.