Posted on: 11 March 2019
It's important to be aware of the mistakes that may affect your ability to complete your building project on time. Read on to learn more about these mistakes.
Not calling the right type of locksmith if you get locked out of the building site
If your building site is secured by a lockable barrier, there is a chance that at some point during the project, you may end up getting locked out. This could happen if, for example, the key breaks inside the lock when you're trying to open or close it, or if you lose your keys after locking up the site. The way in which you handle this situation could determine whether or not you complete the following day's work. If you don't get your scheduled tasks done on that day as a result of your poor management of this situation, this could have a cascading effect that could result in your project not being finished on time.
In this type of scenario, you have two options; you can either call a locksmith that operates during standard business hours and wait until they can fit you into their schedule, or you can call a 24-hour locksmith and have them come around and resolve the issue immediately. The services of the latter are generally more costly than those of the former. As such, you may be tempted to go for the cheaper option and simply wait (a potentially very long time) for the locksmith that works during business hours to open the lock.
If you do this, you and your construction crew may end up missing out on a full day's worth of work, such as if the locksmith is unavailable when you call and can only come to the site a few hours later or the next working day. This could then affect the progress of the rest of the building work.
As such, if this type of situation crops up, it is best to use the services of a 24-hour locksmith, even if it costs a bit more than hiring a locksmith that only operates during business hours.
Failing to keep your building materials well organised
Failing to ensure that your building materials are stored in an organised manner could also make it harder for you to complete your project on time. The reason for this is as follows; if you and your construction crew keep the materials stacked in random piles all over the site, it will be harder for the labourers to find the items that they need for specific tasks.
Rather than simply picking up the materials they require from a well-organised shelving unit, they will instead have to waste time wandering around the site, searching for the things that they need. This might then affect their ability to finish off their tasks on time.
Additionally, if your materials are badly organised, it will take far longer for you to notice if any items are stolen or get lost. You may only realise that a particular set of materials have gone missing on the day that they need to be used to carry out a specific job. This may then result in you having to postpone that job until you can find the time to buy the replacement materials.Share