Simple Tips to Keep You More Organized on the Job Site

At Contractors Reporting Services, we specialize in helping you get your general contractors license in Florida, but we are here for you far beyond that point too. Keeping organized on the jobsite is easy for some people, but not for most.  If you aren’t careful, a jobsite can go from looking orderly to looking like an urban warzone in a matter of hours.  We don’t want that to happen to you, so we’ve created this guide to help you bring order back into your workplace, and all of your jobsites for years to come.

Step 1: Take an Inventory

Lay out your tools and count out duplicates or extras.  Separate them into 3 groups: regularly used tools, tools with duplicates, and infrequently used tools.  Also, set tools with their own cases aside if you’re already satisfied using their cases for storage.

Step 2: Make a Place for Everything

Keep tools that you don’t use on a daily basis in the workshop.  Mount a peg-board on the wall and hang your smaller ones there, on hooks.  Use toolboxes for larger tools or tool sets.  Keep your go-to tools with you whenever you travel for work, either in a tool belt or tool bag.  Keep duplicates in your truck box in case you need extras in a pinch.

Step 3: Keep all your crews organized

You should require your crew to take on the same organizational methods that you just implemented.  Mandating this will eliminate wasted time spent retrieving forgotten supplies.  Require every worker to carry a tool belt with a minimum load out of the tools that are daily necessities.

Step 4: Maintain organization

All this organization is time-consuming.  Avoid wasting more time in the future by putting things back in their designated areas.  It is easy to make this a habit, and it saves you time.

Step 5: A Matter of Respect

Train crews to follow your lead. Communicate your expectations in regards to how they are to show respect to you as their employer, the clients you for which you work, and the equipment that sustains your livelihood. Keeping the jobsite neat and orderly is a reflection on you and contributes to your reputation as a meticulous contractor. Furthermore, your clients will have the peace of mind knowing that dangerous equipment will not be left lying around.  And your bottom line will not be impacted by the cost of tool replacement due to negligence on the part of your crew. Control what you can, keep it clean, and keep your clients happy.

At Contractors Reporting Services, our primary focus is assisting you in obtaining your Florida General Contractor’s License and navigating the license renewal process, but we are always looking for ways to help further the success of our industry. If you have any questions about our services or need assistance with any other business services, we are here to help and will work hard to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

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