No matter what line of work you’re in, deadlines exist for a reason, and when people fail to meet their deadlines, there always negative consequences involved. The scale of those consequences can differ, depending on the occupation. People submitting a report late can hold up proceedings in an office, but work can continue.

However, when it comes to something like a construction project, with different workers and teams all operating together towards a common cause, one person missing a deadline anywhere can have a domino effect that causes others to miss their deadlines.

If this happens too often, an entire construction project can be held back, sometimes by days, months, or even years. That’s why it’s important to make the deadlines are met for any construction project. By following these three tips, your staffing agency can ensure that you’re in the best position to make sure when a construction owner has a deadline, you keep them on track.

Be The Contingency When It’s Needed

For strategic construction owners, they will always plan for delays and unpredictable events that may impact the completion of a project. By taking these into account when they are in the planning stages, determining a completion date, construction owners can themselves “wiggle room” to make some adjustments when the unexpected happens.

However, that can sometimes mean needing to replace people who fall sick or are injured and taken off the roster for an extended time. When that happens, it can take a lot of time to find and hire a replacement, if one is even required, when a temp worker is the better solution. A good staffing agency can fill in this important gap, providing the solutions when they are quickly required to keep production on schedule.

Get The Right People

It’s important always to make sure that the right person is assigned to the right job. Diligence and reliability, for example, are always valuable traits in a worker, but if the job calls for someone experienced in using a plasma cutter, and the person on the job doesn’t know how to use the tool, all the trustworthiness in the world, combined with ignorance, may do more harm than good.

This is why it’s important for staffing agencies to be careful about offering the right assignments to the right people. A staffing agency that is capable of supplying a needed skilled worker for a specific job, that delivers on quality and experience is a staffing agency that will get repeat business from any construction owner that is “down a worker” and needs someone that can work the same tools, or do the same job with the same level of experience and quality. Always offer the right temp job only to the right, qualified workers.

Put The Emphasis On Safety

Finally, nothing delays a project more than an accident. Time is lost if a valuable worker with a sought after skill is injured too badly to continue to work. Even more time is lost if an accident in ignoring safety protocol doesn’t just injure one person, but injures many, and even sets back progress by damaging the project itself.

With the proper briefing included in workflow management software, a staffing agency can ensure that the specific safety measures a construction owner wants to emphasize are highlighted and forwarded to a temp worker being sent to a job site. Don’t let a temp worker’s unfamiliarity with specific onsite safety protocol be a risk, always make sure that safety comes first.