While having visitors drop by your job site may be a normal part your industry, you can choose to try and plan visitor-friendly days. This doesn’t mean that you need to host a social event that allows employees to bring friends and family – simply ensure that visitors that need access to the site to see progress come at one prescheduled time. Having a planned day, whether it is weekly or monthly, can ensure that the entire site is prepared in the following ways:
- Employee and contractor awareness that less job site-savvy individuals will be on site – when employees know that individuals do not have the same level of safety training and experience, they can adjust their behavior accordingly. When visitors are in attendance on a planned day, the risks are reduced to a greater degree.
- Staff preparedness – if your site is receiving visitors from investors or other individuals that are significant to the job, you can ensure that you have appropriate staff available to greet them and show them around.
- Offering amenities – if you have special site visitors you may want to roll out the red carpet in a way that you just can’t each and every single day. Make your visitor day the day that snacks or a catered meal is brought in, or that at minimum, there is coffee brewed!