Projects Can Be Done Year-Round with the Right Contractor. Here Are the Top 5 Tips to Make Your Comm
A new year might be an arbitrary turn of the calendar page, but it also serves as a benchmark for evaluating our past successes and failures so we can continue to improve. The question is; how comprehensive were your safety procedures last year? And, more importantly, what can be done to improve these efforts? There’s no denying that overhauling your safety procedures requires a multi-faceted effort — that’s why it’s helpful to work with a full-service contractor that’s always adapting to customer needs. Most projects can be handled year-round with the right provider. Let’s go over five tips to make your commercial building safer in 2021 and how Kaloutas can help you every step of the way.
How to Make the Most of a Contractor
1. Assess and Adjust Your Safety Protocols
Now is the perfect time to take stock of your commitment to safety. A good start might be to create new and improved safety training programs for your employees or finally replace that piece of old equipment that might no longer pass inspection. Whatever the case may be, the right contractor can help you develop and adhere to these actions by offering their experience and resources. Contractors, like Kaloutas, who are qualified to work on multiple projects in a given facility can offer a unique perspective with the task at hand as well as make the right recommendations and take the proper action to benefit the building as a whole. Understanding how one project can affect other parts of your facility is what sets Kaloutas apart from other contractors and makes our versatile catalogue of skills so beneficial to your business.
2. Inspect Your Facility and Equipment
Setting goals is a great place to start when seeking to make your commercial building safer. That said, you won’t get very far without taking tangible steps as well. You’ll want to begin by thoroughly inspecting every inch of your facility, including its structure, assets, physical safety components (i.e. intumescent coatings for fire protection, trip & fall hazards, control joints, etc.) to ensure that it’s in proper condition and to note any areas of concern. While you can do a cursory inspection on your own, it’s important to hire experts in each respective area to perform a proper assessment and make the necessary repairs/replacements. Ideally, you’ll work with a single contractor who can oversee your entire facility inspection. With an understanding of every facet of your business, you can rest assured Kaloutas will not only properly inspect every applicable part of your facility, but also mitigate and tackle future issues from occurring.
3. Enhance Your Facility Maintenance Efforts
Any problems you encounter after inspecting your facility were likely caused by a lack of proper maintenance over time. If you wish to prevent similar issues in the future and ensure the ongoing safety of your employees and customers, commit yourself to a more rigorous maintenance routine for 2021 and beyond. You might keep certain industrial cleaning tasks in-house, but it will be wise to partner up with a dedicated maintenance and cleaning professional to regularly care for your facility so you can focus on optimizing your operations with peace of mind. Not only does this keep you and your employees working, it saves you money in the long run by mitigating costly repairs. We work how you work, and our priority is always to align with your schedule and workflow.
4. Invest in Increased Visibility
Visibility often gets overlooked (no pun intended) in discussions of workplace safety. However, the ability to keep track of your surroundings is key to staying safe on the job. One simple yet effective way to boost your building’s safety rating this year is to brighten up your workplace and better define its various areas. Resurfacing and properly maintaining your industrial floors is crucial in these efforts, along with safety striping, wherein floors are demarcated to signify foot traffic vs. machine traffic, organize areas, and more. Simply put, the easier it is for everyone to see and understand their environment, the safer they’ll be. This keeps your employees on the floor and helps your company culture by spreading the message that you care about their health and safety.
5. Seal Those Joints and Cracks
Lastly, don’t underestimate how much havoc can be wrought by the tiniest of breaches in your commercial building. Cracks in roofs, walls, floors, and corners can lead to pest infestations, water leaks, drafts, and more. Even if these problems are relatively minor, they can evolve into more serious issues — pest and water damage, for instance, can deteriorate your property from the inside out. So, if it’s been a while since you last caulked your building, make this a priority in 2021. Kaloutas utilizes the most appropriate products to protect your building from corrosion, condensation, mold, and more. You won’t find that kind of exclusivity with just anyone. With Kaloutas, you know you’re working with people who get your bottom line, who are qualified to tackle an array of jobs in a given facility, and are trusted by others to have their company’s name associated with ours.
Commit Yourself to Safety
By boosting your safety efforts with the help of a reliable service contractor, you can save yourself time, money, and hassle in 2021 and beyond. At Kaloutas, we make your priorities our own and work according to your needs so you don’t have to worry about how to operate during a shutdown — we work how you work. To learn more about us and all that we do, contact us online, or give us a call at 978−532−1414 today.