7 Crucial Ways to Increase Efficiency at Your Construction Site Through Communication
Communication is everything when you’re juggling multiple projects, employees, contractors, and subcontractors. How you maintain your ability to effectively communicate directly correlates with company efficiency. At ECL Software, we are dedicated in providing you the tools and services to manage efficient communication between both the jobsite and the job office. With our JDIO Portal, (Just Do It Once) we make communicating easier than ever!
Improving communications from the top down will only streamline efficiency at your company. Proper communication services will keep you on budget in a safe and timely manner. Contact us today at 888-585-9850 to find out how we can help your business or request a demo. You’ll find other helpful communication tips and tricks below.
Always be direct with your employees
Don’t assume everyone knows what they are doing 100% of the time. It is important that everyone knows their role on a jobsite. If you can’t be direct with everyone, make sure to properly delegate the role of communication to a foreman or someone else in a position of power. When workers don’t 100% know their responsibilities, injuries start to happen which loses precious time and manpower.
Begin the workday with a daily huddle
Take advantage of the beginning of the day. When everyone is in the same spot, it can be an opportune time to get a game plan together. This allows every worker to ask questions and understand what is to be expected of them.
Teach non-verbal communication
On a jobsite, you can’t always hear each other due to tools, machinery, equipment, trucks, you name it. A good way to avoid miscommunication in loud environments is to teach non-verbal gestures. During your next safety meeting, spend some time going over gestures your employees should all recognize. Teaching this way of communication helps save time and can keep your workers safe.
Create a supportive work environment
In some jobsites, it is frowned upon to call to attention to someone breaking safety or OSHA protocols. Sure, doing something in an unsafe manner can result in a quicker completion time—but, if someone injures themselves in the process, it can result in lawsuits, fines, injury expenditures, and more. Reiterate during huddles the importance of proper safety communication and how that should be a priority.
Establish a clear chain of command
It needs to be perfectly clear who the workers report to and take tasks from. This guarantees there are no hiccups when it comes to communicating. Your employees will know exactly what you expect of them and how to hand out orders.
It seems simple, but providing radios for your employees allows information communicated on the JDIO portal between the jobsite and the job office to be passed down more efficiently. Construction sites can be huge or take place on multiple floors, radios allow continued communication so all workers are informed no matter their location.
Utilize the products ECL Software provides
We can help you streamline communications and make your construction company more efficient than ever. Request a demo or contact us at 888-585-9850 today to discover how our products and services are right for you.