There are several steps you can take to ensure that your jetty construction project is completed on time. Carry on reading to find out what these steps are.
Set up wind barriers around your floating work platforms
When building jetties, most construction crews will set up floating work platforms; these platforms make it much easier for labourers to work on sections of the structure that are several metres away from the edge of the water.
If you need to use a platform of this kind when building your jetty, it's worth fitting wind barriers around the perimeters of the platform, as this could help to prevent issues from arising that could potentially extend the length of the building process.
There are two reasons for this. The first is that on a very windy day, there is a chance that labourers standing on the edge of the platform could get knocked over and fall into the sea.
If the waters are rough and they cannot climb back onto the platform, the rest of your construction team may need to rescue them. This could take quite some time. Furthermore, the person who fell overboard may have to take the rest of the day off if they were injured or went into shock as a result of their experience.
This type of incident can be avoided by using wind barriers; these barriers will not only minimise the risk of people falling into the water but will also reduce the chances of them being knocked over by gusts of wind when they are handling sharp construction tools and sustaining injuries as a result of landing on these tools.
Make sure that all power tools are stored somewhere safe at the end of the workday
On a lot of construction sites, labourers will leave drills, electric saws and other tools lying around the site at the end of the workday.
Whilst doing this on dry land is fine, it is not ok to take this approach on jetty construction sites, as it could result in delays.
The reason for this is as follows; if expensive equipment is not put into a waterproof, completely dry storage container at the end of the workday, it may end up either being damaged by waves splashing onto it or end up being swallowed up by the sea.
The loss of equipment midway through the construction project could cause delays, as you may have to hire or purchase new equipment (which could take several days) and file an insurance claim to cover the cost of this expense.
As such, it is important to make sure that the construction crew put all of their valuable tools into a storage container (which is at least a few metres away from the water) before they leave the site at the end of every workday.
For more tips, contact local companies that build jetties.