We often hear from contractors, safety directors, architects and engineers that they found themselves wishing they would have installed temporary mid-way through a project. Don’t let yourself be in the same boat as them by using our very simple ‘How To’ guide on identifying if you need Temporary Construction Fencing.
Step 1: Be familiar with your site geography.
1) Is the site in a commercial or residential zone?
2) Are there any parks, schools, churches, etc. nearby that need to be considered?
Step 2: Access the amount of foot traffic near the site.
- Do sidewalks boarder your site?
- Do you notice any determined paths cutting across your site?
- Are there any wildlife paths that need to be considered? Do not forget that not every temporary fence is for human safety alone.
Step 3: Assess the risk vs the liability.
- Will there be excavation or holes left uncovered?
- Will there be crews working 24 hours per day or will work only be performed during normal business hours?
- Will there be material and/or equipment that will be left on site and will it be material that can be vandalized or stolen? Perhaps, you simply install a smaller temporary staging area to secure dedicated materials and equipment?
Step 4: Consider the peace of mind
- What if something disappears from my job site? Would a security fence make a difference?
- What if a deer or coyote strays onto your airport runway. Would a temporary construction fence have made a difference?
Every project is different any many considerations must be taken into account but hopefully we have pointed out some of the standard considerations when contemplating the “do I or don’t I” temporary fence question. For any further information regarding any style of fencing though out Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa please contact American Fence in Rochester, Minnesota.