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Construction Safety Checklist and Construction Safety Report Examples

Safety is the most important part of every construction site. From heavy machinery, to demolition, to heights, there are a number of dangers on any construction project. That’s why it is the contractor’s number one priority to keep everyone safe…

Safety-Report-Overview

The Raken App helps construction superintendents put safety first

As the construction industry continues to claw its way out of the lingering effects of the recession that began in 2008, the number of construction-related fatalities spiked 27 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to Fortune magazine. Construction site safety…

Raken App Calendar

Three Reasons Superintendents Need the Raken App

Raken is revolutionizing the construction industry with its advanced field management software application. Here are three ways Raken and its No. 1 daily reporting software can make you a better construction superintendent:

Importance Of Proper Documentation In Creating A Safe Jobsite

There are many reasons for creating a “paper trail”. To protect oneself or a business from potential litigation. To provide others with instructions or directives for completing a task. And to create more effective and safer workplaces. And the construction…

Construction Project Documentation Checklist

As any construction superintendent knows, paperwork is an enormous part of any construction project. In addition to bid proposals and the all-important contracts, there are reams of daily reports, covering everything from safety meetings, to inventory, to subcontractor hours worked,…

Maintaining Good Relationships Between GCs and Subs

Five Tool Box Talk Tips You Should Remember Every Day

There’s no one in the construction industry who will deny the importance of safety at a work site. Safe work sites are not only well, safer, but more profitable, due to increased effectiveness and lack of fines. But there’s no…

New SmartDrive Technology Improves Safety On The Jobsite

Receiving a driver’s license is a pivotal moment in most people’s lives. Not only does it mean that new opportunities for travel and employment have opened up, earning that license is a testament to that driver’s responsible and safe driving…

How To Prevent Construction Jobsite Accidents

“Of course you didn’t mean for it to happen! That’s why it’s called an accident!” True enough, but then again, you keep hearing about this thing called a “preventable accident”. Which version is true? The construction industry no longer leads…

Construction Training Ideas For Your Crew

Does your firm provide adequate construction skills training or at least training opportunities for your firm’s work force? And as you think of your firm’s employees and their training needs, are you thinking of your administrative and supervisory staff, or…

5 Tips To Creating A Safe Construction Jobsite

Work sites are very busy places, and accidents are part of human nature. But by following these job site safety tips diligently, the number of such accidents can be reduced. The following are some construction safety rules we suggest every firm…

5 Safety Reminders For Roofing Contractors

Most buildings aren’t complete without a roof. So it’s very unfortunate that the majority of the construction industry’s serious accidents involve falls from roofs. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Data Center, roof accidents account for…

Keeping A Safe Construction Jobsite

As they say, “Accidents happen.” Unfortunately, an awful lot of them seem to befall us at work. This doesn’t mean that employees should call in sick and hide under their beds. On the contrary, over the last decade, incidents of…