Every human being makes hundreds, if not thousands, of choices every day and we start the moment we wake up. We choose to get out of bed on a certain side, we choose which clothes to wear, we choose what time to start the car, and we choose how fast we drive.
For those who choose to work in professions that expose them to hazards, we must choose to work by certain principles in order to keep from being injured. Never accept deficient conditions, always err on the side of safety, never place any part of your body in a pinch point, and always ask yourself this question: “What is the worst thing that can happen and how can I prevent it?” Hazard identification is everyone’s job and is a skill that should be honed just like any other skill. Professionalism includes the ability to see the hazards and to prevent yourself, and others, from being injured and to protect the jobsite from damage.
Natural disasters at work are rare so going home in the same condition as when you arrived on the jobsite at the start of your day is a choice you make by choosing to work safely. Those who need the services of a contractor take many things into consideration before hiring them: Past performance, the team’s experience, and the safety record of the contractor are just a few of the considerations used when choosing a contractor. Some other considerations may include:
· The reputation and relevant experience of the contractor and team members.
· The budget-and-schedule track record of the contractor as confirmed by references.
· Evidence of repeat clients as well as the contractor’s recent project history.
· The proposed construction monitoring process.
· The quality and durability of the contractor’s work.
Ultimately, they will choose the contractor who brings to the project the optimum balance of experience, positive references, and working chemistry. The success or failure of a project can rest on the skill of the contractor and its team members. Make the right choice and work safely.
Licensed contractors with proven track records are Value-Added Partners on any project. Watch the following video to see why those seeking the services of a contractor must choose wisely:
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