Top 5 Time Sucks in a Turnaround Worker’s Day

When executing a turnaround, hiring diligent workers is the obvious option. But, even when the most knowledgeable and skilled teams in the industry are hired, time-consuming activities still lurk around the corner. For project owners and coordinators, the recognition of frequent time sucks must be addressed. Onpoint is here to identify the problems and contribute solutions.

1) Transport From Parking Lot to Worksite

Decentralized, contractor-managed transportation systems are a way of the past. When workers encounter unreliable transportation methods, time is wasted and costs are increased. Don’t accept this as the norm–Onpoint’s Workforce Transportation service is the solution to this problem. This service delivers higher efficiency and measurable cost savings while ensuring the safe transport of workers throughout turnaround projects. The combination of experienced drivers and a meticulously maintained commercial fleet shuttles workforces seamlessly. Learn more about Onpoint’s Workforce Transportation.

2) Safety and Check-in Meetings

Safety and toolbox meetings at the start of a shift are routine and necessary. What isn’t necessary are those meetings becoming an ongoing time suck. Keeping a firm agenda and structured schedule for meetings is key to staying on track all while distributing required information. Onpoint practices the implementation of CheckPoint, our Behavior-Based Safety Observation process, to engage employees in monitoring and correcting unsafe behaviors. This leads to easier recognition of safety hazards for a workforce, reducing time spent in safety meetings and increasing a worker’s craft time.

3) Obtaining and Returning Work-Related Equipment and Materials

Safety equipment oftentimes becomes a hassle for turnaround workers and project owners alike. Ineffective materials management is one of the most common time sucks for a workforce, leading to schedule delays and cost overruns. To best maximize time on tools, Onpoint created a Materials Management Program that incorporates a proprietary software application, TrackPoint. At the touch of a button, this digital custody transfer tool reveals where every item is stored and to whom it was issued. With the implementation of this methodology and technology on a turnaround, workers have what’s needed to quickly obtain and return equipment. Learn more about Onpoint’s Materials Management and TrackPoint. 

4) Inefficient Breaks Due to Poor Site Layout

Job sites must be designed with the workforce in mind. If worksites lack a focus on employees when confirming logistics, project owners are basically tossing money away. For Onpoint, a well-designed job site is a safe and productive job site. Onpoint’s logistics services begin with the placement of facilities, travel path designation and job site flow. It’s these critical factors that promote efficient and beneficial breaks for turnaround workforces, ensuring excess time isn’t spent on predictable and essential elements. Learn more about Onpoint’s Enhanced Site Logistics.  

5) Turnaround Schedule Mistakes

A worker’s day is driven by the schedule provided by turnaround managers. If that schedule contains mistakes, a part of the worker’s day is lost to confusion. The turnaround schedule is the playbook by which every member of the team must be aligned to achieve a successful outcome. While it’s understood that turnaround schedules are extremely complex, one mistake can be costly. Many teams lose control of their schedule because it was never truly fit for purpose to begin with. Implementing Onpoint early in the turnaround scheduling process proves beneficial for schedulers, as certain adjustments and corrections keep workers on track and projects on budget. Learn about Turnaround Optimization and Onpoint’s Consulting Strategies.

Don’t let avoidable time sucks reduce your worker’s craft time. Let Onpoint be the independent craft that looks out for you. Contact us today at 866-463-3308 to learn more.

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