As an independent contractor, you decide the hours of operation for your business. With Christmas quickly approaching, this leads to the question: should you engage in holiday construction operations?
Some businesses operate within one or two days of major holidays. Others even choose to work under limited hours on holidays to speed up the completion of time-sensitive projects. By holidays, we don’t just mean major ones like Thanksgiving and Christmas. We're also talking about other pertinent events throughout the year, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, etc.
Depending on the region of the project, you may require an extended hours construction permit if working on some holidays. This includes most of the aforementioned holidays. Also, be really mindful of the volume control when operating near residential zones during these times. Excavators and most breaker pack extensions emit loud noises and require some form of sound barrier.
In Quebec, Canada, the construction industry has its own government-mandated holiday beginning from July 19th to August 2nd. During this time, all operations come to a standstill.
Even if an industry holiday doesn’t exist in the U.S., you can create your own company-specific holiday and give your hardworking crew some well-earned R&R. We know this may not be a viable solution for some contractors; after all, time is money. However, maybe you can form a shorter holiday, maybe two to three days.
Learn about us and the equipment we provide for Woodinville-based contractors. Active Excavator Rentals is open throughout the year. We're reachable should you decide to engage in holiday construction operations.
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