Cold Weather Tips For Michigan Builders

Contractors are generally considered a rough and rowdy bunch, ready to take on challenges and weather conditions that most professions won’t even consider.  Michigan Contractors are no exception.  They’re used to long cold winters with gray cloudy days and below-freezing temperatures.

If you’re going to stay in business in the “Great White North” you’re going to need to weather the elements from time to time. Here are a few tips to help you and your crew stay safe and warm on the job site.

  • Keep track of weather forecasts and adjust your schedule and location accordingly. It’s only common sense to have your guys working indoors during an ice storm instead of the roof.
  • Make sure your workers are wearing proper protective clothing and equipment. You should require everyone to wear the right clothing, heavy socks, insulated boots and shoes with non-slip soles, gloves, hats, heavy jackets etc. to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Companies such as The Warming Store, Milwaukee and DeWalt offer winter gear with heating elements built right into the garment.
  • Provide a warm break area with proper heating and ventilation. Encourage your crew to fill their thermos with plenty of hot water. Drinking hot/warm water will help to maintain body temperature.
  • Educate supervisors and crew members on the signs of Hypothermia and Frostbite. They should be able to spot signs and symptoms of Hypothermia and Frostbite and seek medical attention for themselves and/or crew members.

Following these simple suggestions and more will ensure you and your crew will be warm and safe during Michigan’s harshest winter work days.

On days when the weather is too bad to make it to the job site, you and your crew can still be productive. Check out the online courses offered by The Builders License Training Institute. Courses are available online 24/7 to prepare for taking the Michigan Builders License Exam, as well as Michigan required Continuing Education for license renewal. Need your Michigan Salesperson License? There’s an exam prep course for you too!  Code Officials and Manufactured Housing Installers can also take advantage of online anytime required renewal courses!

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