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Old 05-19-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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Clearly defined definition of job-site, job-site access limitations, and defined times for customers to view it (i.e. - when we are done and at their own risk) and scheduled times to view it with us and/or to ask questions...

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I have asked Owners to not attend the site during normal working hours for safety issues, like walking under overhead work. When they persist, it be comes a BAN.
The insurance company has worked with me on this on occasion. It lowers their liability against Owner claims. One way to impose the ban is to enforce steel toes and hard hats.
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I have asked Owners to not attend the site during normal working hours for safety issues, like walking under overhead work. When they persist, it be comes a BAN.
The insurance company has worked with me on this on occasion. It lowers their liability against Owner claims. One way to impose the ban is to enforce steel toes and hard hats.


Add eye protection to that list .
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I tell them upon their first unannounced visit that visits during working times are disruptive,dangerous and not smiled upon by my insurance company.
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Add eye protection to that list .
Of course. Thanks.
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New construction and occupied remodels are two different animals.

Occupied remodels require extensive daily planning for safety since there are people living there and cautions should be explained or remedied daily before leaving the job.

New construction should have a clause in the contract that simply tells them to stay out at certain times.
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I put caution tape up around the excavations. Depending on the site, I'll double it up with a run high on 5 foot stakes and a run down lower to emphasize the point.

I don't have any problem telling the customer to stay out of the work zone...I've chased architects, inspectors and other tradesmen out of my work area....

I don't want to see anyone injured, and if you get behind me or in a blind spot when the machinery is running it could easily be pretty bad.

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