As companies everywhere step into 2017, many hope for a fresh start — a chance to begin the new year with smarter, more targeted business practices. For companies in construction, one of the best ways to do that is to take a closer look at the care and upkeep of their valuable vehicles. General Chipping has developed a list of New Years resolutions aimed at helping businesses save money and protect both their team members and equipment throughout the coming year:
Consult an Expert
Team leaders and company managers have in-depth knowledge of the vehicles and equipment they use each day. Still, when it comes to maintenance and repairs, it pays to speak with someone who understands every inner working. Seek out established, licensed professionals to carry out the work. A great way to start is by speaking with trusted colleagues or taking a look at companies’ online reviews.
Create a Schedule and Stick to it
In the busy world of construction, it can become easy for routine tasks such as oil changes, concrete chippings and tune-ups to fall by the wayside. Still, these tasks play a vital role in keeping your vehicles — and company — up and running efficiently. Many service companies are happy to schedule out a full year’s worth of appointments well in advance and contact you as those appointments approach to ensure you don’t miss out.
Make Education and Safety Top Priorities
Accidents happen at even the best of jobsites, but proper training can play a tremendous role in protecting both your team members and equipment. Incorporate regular safety instruction into your company’s workflow, targeting specific issues each time. One month might tackle vehicle inspection techniques, while the next could touch on working safely in high-traffic areas.
Operating a business is no simple task, but a thoughtful approach and a few simple changes can make all the difference. For more information, you can reach us through our Contact page. Or, call 866.343.8295.