Safe Pavement Repairs in Warm Climates With Pavecon
Soaring temperatures and humidity levels create workplace hazards for outdoor workers in the Phoenix area. Instead of pushing your own employees or local contractors to work in unsafe conditions, consider implementing these safety practices for your team:
- Take breaks in cooled areas
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses
- Be sure your team is wearing appropriate clothing for the job and temperature
Routine breaks should be in air conditioned or shaded areas. As the temperature increases, more breaks may be required. You can’t assume a lunch break and one or two 15 minute breaks are enough to properly cool outdoor workers.
Most workers should drink about eight ounces of water every 15 minutes. This is just an average amount, but it’s important that workers continue to drink plenty of liquids even if they don’t feel thirsty.
Appropriate clothing for asphalt work in a warm climate like Phoenix is loose fitting and lightweight, but also tight fitting enough to avoid getting caught in moving machinery. Be sure your employees or contractors are wearing appropriate protective gear and high-visibility items, even in the heat.
Heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses don’t always have obvious signs. Consider working with a team of asphalt contractors who understand the signs in themselves and their coworkers to stay safe on the job.
When you work with Pavecon, you don’t have to worry about monitoring the safety practices of your contractors. Company-wide safety measures ensure your deadlines are met without posing risks of heat stroke or other illnesses.
Qualified Property Maintenance Specialists
As a property manager, one of the best things you can do to promote safety in the workplace is to work with experienced specialists. Repairing parking lots, sealing exterior leaks and assessing other commercial property repairs comes with a lot of workplace hazards related to the heat and the work itself.
Pavecon has over 30 years of experience working with asphalt on commercial and residential projects. You’ll not only find a team dedicated to reliable pavement maintenance services, but also talented individuals who understand the sign of heat-related illnesses.
Dependable Pavement Maintenance Services
While safety is crucial, at the end of the day you need to work with a team you can count on to deliver reliable results. Look for a team capable of meeting deadlines and maintaining quality services even in the heat of summer. Ask for references or ask other property managers for recommendations on trustworthy teams in your area.
Discuss Your Next Pavement Project With Pavecon
When it’s time to update or repair your commercial property, it’s time for Pavecon. Request an estimate today to learn more about how we’ll stay safe in the heat and provide you with a quality asphalt surface, leak-free building exterior and more. At Pavecon, we’re proud to combine safety and reliability as we work to keep your property maintained and ready for customers and clients.