How Trash Chutes Can Help Save $100,000 on Waste Disposal
The emphasis has also been on safety when it comes to using trash chutes on construction sites. However, in addition to making the workplace safe, construction trash chutes can help you save time and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Installing debris chutes according to the OSHA’s guidelines is an effective solution to save time and a substantial amount of money on laborers’ wages for intensive trash removal.
If you are wondering how installing trash chutes can help you save $100,000, here are some unavoidable costs you would have to incur.
1. Extensive Costs of Labor and Multiple Apparatus Setups
If construction chutes are not installed, you would unavoidably rely on several employees carrying bins to remove the trash. Using the traditional trash removal methods requires hiring several men to clean the construction site moving debris or waste from one point to another, loading wheelbarrow, emptying wheelbarrow into the bin and emptying bin into a larger bin, and lots more – that creates at least six actions to be repeatedly handled by several men.
Considering the number of labor required for cleaning over the project’s timeframe and the cleaning materials and bins that will be provided, the overall cleaning cost will increase the project cost.
2. Injuries and Hospital Bills
By installing debris chutes, just a few employees will be required for cleaning. Besides, accidents and injuries will be reduced as employees do not have to push cleaning or debris carts from one floor to another. On the contrary, if you use the traditional cleaning method, employees cleaning can sustain back sprains and injuries, causing them to be hospitalized. As the employer, you will be responsible for the hospital bills and other unforeseen costs.
3. Lost Wages and Employee’s Compensation
In the event that an employee sustains a severe injury, whether temporary or permanent, during cleaning, you will be mandated by the Workers’ Compensation Laws to grant some disability compensation or compensate the employee for lost wages while hospitalized until full recovery. If you consider the stress of going through industrial lawsuits, personal injury damages, and the costs, it would be best to install trash chutes and save yourself the hassles.
The cost of the traditional debris removal method is unarguably high compared to installing construction trash chutes. You will save time as the trash will be promptly disposed of. You will also save cost, as explained above.
Contact Hod Chutes for trash chutes rental. We also provide a smart and safe solution for debris removal to cut time and labor actions from elevated floors. We assure you of an enhanced experience.