All outdoor workers are sometimes affected by the weather but when you work in construction, deciding when to down tools can become a more complicated issue.
Just downing tools because its too hot or cold or rainy is not so simple, especially if you getting paid depends on whether you complete your work.
Here are some of the issues that face construction workers,
1. Natural disasters – these can be especially problematic for people working in the trades. Not only can disasters halt and delay work, they can actually hinder it and destroy work already done.
2. Heavy rain. When ground work coincides with rain, work is not only delayed but complicated. You may even have to shut down the site in heavy rain and manage things like covering manholes etc. Tasks like concrete pouring are also affected by the temperature and the health and safety of workers also has to be considered.
3. The impact of climate change. The industry has to adapt in response to climate change. For example the amount of glazing on a building’s external cladding has changed compared to a decade ago. Waste management and recycling on construction sites has also changed.