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How to Keep your Building Site Clean

Keeping your construction site clean is not just about aesthetics, it’s about the safety of your workers. If everything is organised and exactly where it should be, you enable workers to focus on getting the job done rather than hunting for the equipment they need.

There are a number of measures that you should make sure are upheld on your site so that

you can reap the rewards of a clean construction area. To ensure that the project is

completed within the set time-frame and avoid unnecessary complications, you should

consider following these tips to keep your construction site clean.

  • Create a designated waste area

  • Keep all access points (roads, sidewalks, stairways, pathways) to and from the job site clear and defined.

  • Throw all trash into bins as it occurs and perform a day end “sweep” of the site to check that nothing was missed. Ensure that disposal bins are never allowed to fill too far above the brim before being transported away from the site for permanent disposal.

  • Remove all items and materials that aren’t being used from the work area and store them neatly in their proper place.

  • Maintain clean and sanitary toilet facilities.

  • Keep construction equipment and machinery (forklift, backhoe, etc.) clean and returned to its natural position (“arms down”) when idle.

  • Ensure that site security (locks, surveillance, and personnel) is highly visible.

  • Maintain a safe work area

  • Avoid fire risks


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