5 Benefits Of Using Cable Stands On Your Construction Site
Read about the important reasons your construction site needs a cable stand for better safety standards, convenience and more.
Construction is an industry that has an output worth over £110 billion pounds annually in the UK. The construction industry is set to continue to grow in 2019 and onwards at 0.3% which is less than previously predicted, but still a steady growth, particularly in large infrastructure projects and modular housing.
Despite plenty of value within construction projects, and plenty of growth, there is always room for improvement in the way of efficiency, communication, sustainability and safety.
Whilst we can’t promise to totally transform your construction project, we can help you find improvement in one important aspect of your site: cable management.
Cable management is essential to a safe and productive construction site because cables are always needed, and they are always a safety risk. Cables can easily become inaccessible, dangerous and sometimes a real logistical nuisance.
A high quality cable stand is the ideal solution to keep your cables off the floor, whilst ensuring they are secure and visible to all on site. Products like a walkway cable stand or a heavy duty cable stand could be the perfect solution to your cable tidy issues. If you’re still not sure, take a look at these 5 main benefits of using cable stands on your construction site:
1. Cables And Hoses Are Removed From The Floor
Despite improvements over the years, health and safety on construction sites still has a long way to go to get it where it needs to be. Last year 30 people died in construction in the UK, and it continues to be one of the most dangerous industries to work in. In addition, a massive 58,000 people suffered injuries whilst working in construction last year, with the biggest portion of those injuries caused by slips and trips.
Cables and hoses on the floor are a blatant slip and trip hazard and could even be an electrical hazard depending on the hose type. Cables can be exposed to moisture or crushing issues and even the highest-quality products can succumb to repeated crushing or exposure to wet conditions. At the very least cable replacement can be costly, and the products are much more likely to be maintained to a higher standard off the floor.
To lower cable risk and maintain electrical cables efficiently, a cable stand is the ideal solution. High quality cable stands are designed to keep electrical cables and hoses off the ground, and safely held out of the way.
2. Cable Stands Can Be Easily Moved
Construction sites are always changeable, if only in that the entire outfit will eventually be elsewhere completing a different project. However, day to day, cables need to move and be relocated in order for the work to progress. Cable stands are lightweight and can be easily relocated with products like the Tidi-cable Walkway Pro designed to be erected in minutes.
3. Cable Stands Can Be Used Anywhere
Most cable stands can be used in any environment, from mining sites, shipyards, construction sites and even film sets. Of course different cable stands are suitable for different uses, but the majority are designed to be highly adaptable to your needs and can suit a wide variety of placements.
4. Cable Stands Can Be Extended To Different Heights
Cable stands, like the Walkway Pro by Tidi-Cable, are adjustable in height, so they are flexible in how you utilise them on your site. It may be that you require a lower cable safety area for easy access, or a higher cable placement to accommodate certain tools or equipment.
Statistics tell us that 35% of construction professionals spend over 14 hours a week working on unproductive issues, and over half of construction productivity issues are thought to be because of logistical issues on sites. With those figures in mind, it really is no surprise that a construction site can utilise any flexibility in its equipment to help with greater productivity and efficiency over all. Every little really does help when it comes to the success of a construction project.
5. Cable Stands Are Reusable
Nearly 100% of megaprojects come under budget or delayed and only 30% of all projects come within 10% of their original budgets. So it stands to reason that any construction company can stand to save money at any one time, and all construction projects can benefit from saving money. The fact that cable stands are so useful and beneficial already cements their purpose in modern construction. Their reusability furthers the efficiency of the product moving forward. Thinking about the eco-goals of pretty much, the world, and certainly the worldwide construction industries, there are many innovative ideas, materials and building techniques being tried and tested to aid a greener building scene. But let’s not forget the very real sustainability of a reusable product. Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest impact and reusable cable stands can certainly contribute, at least in some small way, to helping a construction company achieve their environmental goals.
“The road to success is always under construction” – Lily Tomlin
Cable stands like our Tidi-cable walkway Pro can help any construction project keep cables off the floor for a safer and more streamlined construction environment.
If you’re looking to improve your construction projects efficiency, productivity, safety, sustainability credentials and more, perhaps it isn’t the biggest purchases you need to consider first.