Working in construction during the winter months can be challenging. The cold weather can make it difficult to stay comfortable and productive. However, with the right equipment, you can continue working effectively even in the harshest conditions. In this guide, provided by SRP Hire Solutions, you will learn of some of the most useful construction equipment and tools to keep you and your site workers working safely this winter.
Some of the essential on-site equipment you may need to consider for the winter months include:
- Powerful lighting: This will help to keep you working as the days get shorter and natural lighting becomes scarce. You may need to consider hiring additional mobile lighting equipment you can install across your construction site and move when needed. Floodlights are often the most popular as they can be mounted on tripods and provide a strong, bright light.
- Portable heaters: If you don’t have access to a permanent heat source on-site, portable heaters can be a great option. There are a variety of different types of portable heaters available, so be sure to choose one that is appropriate for the size of the space you need to heat.
- Snow removal equipment: In areas where snow is common, it’s important to have the proper equipment to remove it. This includes items such as shovels, snow blowers, and de-icing products.
- Clothing for the cold conditions: Wearing thermal clothing can help you and your site staff stay warm and comfortable while working in the cold. There are a variety of different thermal clothing options available that are also suitable for wear on industrial sites, from gloves and socks to jackets and trousers.
Consider hiring a power generator
This will provide you with a reliable source of electricity, even in bad weather. Offering energy for your heaters, lighting, and more. A power generator can be hired from site facility hire companies for the length of time you require. So, you can keep your construction site powered all winter long. Most hire companies will offer a range of power generators to choose from, varying in size, and power outputs.