Let me take you back to your childhood just for a moment. Stand still, close your eyes and remember the times when your imagination ran wild with the excitement of making something you were so so proud of. Then directly afterwards pulling it apart like it had never existed. For me Lego construction was my life, building what I thought to be an incredible world or city around my family’s home. Are you there yet?
In my opinion, you can look back throughout history at any point in time. Go back a thousand years if you like and you will always find someone trying to make something out of nothing but to him or her is everything. This characteristic is what I believe to be inbuilt within the human race and will last forevermore. Could this be seen as a form of construction? What do you think?
Ok, open your eyes; you are back in the room. Now lets look at the modern day. The fact is we have all aged but look at what has been constructed around us. Towns and cities have grown dramatically and will remain growing in all directions.
Construction of infrastructure will most certainly be a significant factor in our lives over the next ten years within the UK. The recent developments of Theresa May announcing the new found relationship with China and from this the £1.7bn to be injected into the London Dock project.
In addition to this her announcement at the first regional cabinet meeting held at innovation park Sci-Tech Daresbury, in Warrington, she also pledged a £556m cash boost for the Northern Powerhouse.
This level of development within infrastructure projects across the UK will also lead to construction waste increasing dramatically. Construction waste currently stands at 33% of the total UK Waste production and this significant increase will create multiple construction waste handling opportunities.
These construction waste handling opportunities can also be seen as requirements for major building organisations. Of recent the process to dispose of construction waste has been highlighted as a major contributor to musculoskeletal disorders on site. Musculoskeletal disorders’ covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. This is why a clear construction waste handling process will not only increase the chance of preventing injury but also save an organisation unwanted compensatory payment.
I call out all major construction organisations. Are you really running your waste handling process in the most effective manner? Now, I do appreciate there is always someone trying to sell you something which is supposed to better your working environment, this is fair. However, I am not.
Let me put in perspective for you, here are two options. Firstly, you will go throughout your life injury free enjoying quality times with your family. Secondly, a work-related injury due to an inappropriate process affects not only your work but also, more importantly, the time you spend at home with your family. Which one would you choose?
Yes, these two options are extremely black and white and yes there are probably multiple variables to take into account. However, let’s not beat around the bush and just answer the question.
If you want to make a change in your construction waste handling process for the better of your organisation, let’s have a conversation. At S-Craft we don’t deal with BS stories, we just provide you with the knowledge and tools to become happier at work and most importantly at home.