As those in the industry know, debris removal in Kansas City isn’t a seasonal job. Workers are outside 365 days a year ensuring deconstruction and building projects go forward as planned. Since that’s the case, workers need to know how to stay warm when the temperatures drop in the late fall and winter:
- Have a warm break area: Getting a break from the elements is one of the best ways to stay warm this winter! Set up a heated trailer on your job site and offer warm refreshments for employees. A place to get away from the cold won’t just ensure everyone is safe on the job—it’ll guarantee that you have happy and productive workers.
- Wear multiple layers of clothes: A winter coat and a t-shirt might be enough to keep you warm if you’re just running into the store, but that alone won’t help at all while you’re working at a construction site. All workers need to have multiple layers on to ensure they stay warm and comfortable throughout the day. The first layer should be a material that wicks moisture away from the body. The second layer should be made of a material like fleece that helps insulate. The outer layer should be a thick jacket that’s both windproof and waterproof. Keep in mind that even though it’s important to layer up, workers’ clothes can’t be too thick. Otherwise, their mobility will be limited, and this could be a safety hazard.
- Extra clothing: Having several layers of clothes is sure to keep you nice and comfortable, but it’s not a bad idea to bring along extra clothes each day and keep them in your car. You never know when your original clothes will get wet. If that happens, you won’t just be uncomfortable—you could catch a cold!
- Insulated boots: Your summertime construction boots aren’t going to cut it in the winter. The boots you wear to the job each winter should be insulated to keep your feet nice and toasty. They also need to be waterproof on both the inside and outside to protect your toes from the elements. In addition to wearing insulated boots, throwing on an extra pairs of socks isn’t a bad idea, either. Wear an inner sock made of thin wool, silk or nylon, and a larger sock made of a thicker material, and you’re sure to stay warm during debris removal in Kansas City.
- Gloves: Removing your gloves can be tempting while you’re on the job. After all, a thick and clunky glove can make it hard to get any work done. But taking off your gloves is a surefire way to get frostbite. Searching for a pair of gloves that are flexible and keep your hands toasty is well worth your time.
- Cover your head and neck: A ton of body heat escapes through the top of your head and your neck. Since that’s the case, you’ll want to always have a hat on under your construction helmet, and something like a scarf around your neck.
Dress appropriately this winter and you’re guaranteed to have a better time while you’re outside at the construction site. For more information, reach out to Midland Wrecking Inc.!