Safety is of the utmost importance on any construction site, and it’s especially important on your infill project. 

The neighbour’s kids, the mature trees, and the smaller lanes can all cause unique issues.

Here are a few ways to stay safe:

Keep it on the lot.

You need a fence around your project, and everything—your materials, equipment, and debris—should remain inside.

Get to know the weatherman.

This is Alberta. The weather can change in an instant, and if you aren’t ready for it you could have dust, debris, or materials blowing into your neighbours yard

Know the laws. Know the codes.

Our acts, codes, and regulations look out for the best interests of residents. Know the codes and follow them. If you’re not sure, talk to a bylaw officer.

Talk to the neighbours.

You understand site safety, but your new neighbours might not. Let them know if anything about the site is changing, like demolitions or excavations, to make sure everyone stays safe.

Always be cleaning.

A clean site is a safe site, but, with infill, it’ll also make the neighbours happy. Make sure building materials are stowed away, vehicles aren’t unattended, and fencing stays up.

If there’s ever a concern for imminent danger, the city has the authority to take whatever means necessary to alleviate the dangerous condition.

Good Construction Practices