Contributor: Mike Kelly, Project Manager of F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems
Writer: Sarah Block, Marketing Director of The Moran Group
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Pre-task planning is essential for the timely and safe completion of a task within a construction project. A pre-task work plan covers six essential aspects of the task to be performed: determining potential problems, scheduling, costs, quality requirements and assurances, prerequisite tasks, and determining the progress of the task. Follow the directions below to arrange your next pre-task planning meeting.
- Compile a work plan that addresses the six angles of task planning.
- Review the work plan with the crew.
- Discuss the work that needs to be done to complete the task.
- Assign jobs to the crew that will aid in completing the task.
- Begin the discussion on safety hazards.
- Identify potential hazards.
- Determine if modifying the work plan will avoid the hazard by rearranging the sequence of events or using different tools.
- For hazards that cannot be eliminated by modifying the work plan, introduce safeguards against the hazard.
Put safety and timely completion of a project first by implementing these eight simple steps into your next pre-task planning meeting.