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Electrical Safety on the Construction Site

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  The safety of all workers on a construction site is a top priority. This includes protecting them against potential shock from electrical hazards. As an electrical professional, you must do what you can to keep staff members safe.     Implement these guidelines to increase electrical safety on a construction site. Perform Electrical Risk… Read More »

Dealing with a Disconnected Supervisor

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How your construction supervisor manages your team members affects everyone’s productivity. The way that tasks are completed impacts production, quality, safety, goal attainment, and the bottom line. This is why having a disconnected supervisor can be a problem. Without an engaged leader, you and your teammates are less likely to reach your daily objectives for… Read More »

What to Focus on as a Construction Foreman

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In your role as a construction foreman, your job is to ensure things run smoothly at a job site. This includes scheduling crew members, monitoring progress on a project, and overseeing quality control. Because your work involves supervisory responsibilities, a strong ability to plan ahead and lead others is needed.   The following are some… Read More »

How to Become an Electrical Apprentice

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Are you looking for a trade job you can land without a four-year degree? Do you want to work in a challenging field that involves solving puzzles and using in-demand skills? Does earning a competitive wage and benefits appeal to you? If so, you may want to become an electrical apprentice and work your way up… Read More »

Controlling Construction Costs: Improving Inventory Management

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Managing inventory is one of the biggest challenges in growing a construction business. Your need for material supplies grows along with your company. This is why managing supply levels and the availability of equipment is important. You need to ensure each project is delivered on time and within budget. Part of the process involves knowing… Read More »

Plumber Safety Tips

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Because your role as a plumber often involves working in unsafe circumstances, you have to take measures to protect yourself. Working in confined spaces near electricity and water, as well as being exposed to dangerous substances, is common on job sites. This is why you must keep yourself safe while resolving plumbing issues.    … Read More »

5 Tips for an Effective Performance Appraisal

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A performance appraisal is one way to provide feedback on an employee’s contributions and results. This lets you set goals and clarify how success will be measured. It also lets you praise the employee for their positive results and suggest steps for improvement in other areas. Planning the discussion in advance ensures you cover the… Read More »

In-Demand Skilled Trades: HVAC

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If you are looking to start or switch your career, have you considered becoming a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician? Because of the skilled labor shortage, more women and men are needed to work in this field. With all of the opportunities available, you can build a steady, stable career. Learn what a… Read More »

Fall Clearance: How to Correctly Calculate

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If you or your construction team work at heights, you must understand how to effectively calculate fall clearance. This is the distance needed to prevent a worker from hitting the ground or lower level in case of a fall.  Because even a small miscalculation can result in serious injury or death, accuracy is essential. Follow… Read More »

Answering the Interview Question “Tell Me About a Time You Had to Sacrifice Quality to Finish a Job”

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When asked about finishing your construction work on time, you need to show that quality always comes first. Because you understand that your work needs to be done right, you must show this when you answer interview questions. It is important that you not sacrifice quality just to get the job done faster.   Follow… Read More »