Construction hoarding is a familiar sight around urban construction sites. 

Although it may appear insignificant to most, it plays a pivotal role in construction. It serves as a crucial protective barrier around construction sites.

There are four reasons why construction hoarding is important.

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1. Protect The General Public

A construction site is full of elements that can cause harm to the public and the workers as well. These elements include:

  • Heavy machinery
  • Temporary structures
  • Construction vehicles
  • Waste and debris
  • Cranes and rigging

By setting up strong protective barriers that surround the construction, you protect the general public.

You ensure that none of these elements can accidentally cause harm to passersby, people working or living around the construction site or even the workers themselves on or off the job.

The table below shows the latest statistics related to construction site safety in Canada some of which can be avoided by using construction hoarding.

Injuries40,000 construction workers
Struck by a vehicle13% of construction injuries/span>
Fatalities924 construction workers ( in 2020)

By using construction hoarding, you protect workers and the public from accidents, which is common when building, particularly high-rise structures.

2. Comply With Legal Requirements

One of the rules for construction is to have temporary, boarded and solid fencing around the perimeter of a huge construction site.

It ensures the safety of the workers, the public and the surrounding environment

3. Enhance Brand Representation and Project Visibility

Construction hoarding is not just for security purposes. It provides a blank canvas for you to work on your marketing skills and promote your brand visibility

For instance, if you own a construction company, the hoarding should display your company’s name as the one responsible for building it as well as contact information.

This helps potential clients to easily reach out for inquiries, partnership opportunities or to express interest in your services. It also acts as a call to action to help your potential clients see what you are doing.

Moreover, you can showcase your previous works on construction hoarding to instill more confidence in potential clients.

4. Minimize Environmental Impact During Construction

Construction sites can disrupt life near it and even impact the environment negatively. 

It can cause noise, dust and debris that can disrupt local ecosystems. However, by using construction hoarding, you can minimize the impact as it does the following:

A. Reduces Noise Pollution

Construction hoarding can prevent noise from affecting wildlife and residents in the surrounding area.

However, this depends on the materials you use. Solid hoarding, for example, is more effective at noise reduction.

Solid hoarding involves using heavier materials, such as wood or concrete. Although it does not reduce all the noise, it blocks most of the sound waves from passing through compared to lighter materials, such as plastic.

B. Controls Dust and Maintain Air Quality

Construction hoarding uses dust screens to trap and filter airborne particles released during construction. These airborne particles can have significant environmental consequences.

For example, it can cause respiratory issues for construction workers and nearby residents by breathing in fine dust particles.

Therefore, using dust screens prevents dust from spreading to surrounding areas. 

Also, you can help the effectiveness of your construction hoarding by wetting down work areas with water or scheduling activities that generate dust during less windy times.

C. Contains Debris

Construction hoarding keeps debris contained, preventing injuries and accidents to workers and the general public. Or damaging nearby properties and natural habitats.

D. Prevent Pollution, Soil Erosion and Sediment Runoff

Since construction disrupts the soil, it can cause erosion which when not contained can clog waterways and harm ecosystems.

Sediment can also wash into nearby water bodies, lowering water quality and harming aquatic life.

You need to have construction hoarding that incorporates control measures if you are constructing near any water body or you experience heavy rainfall.

Control measures include silt fences, sediment basins and straw or mulch erosion blankets. 

These prevent soil erosion and capture sediments before they reach natural waterways.

You can also divert rainwater away from the construction site reducing any risk of soil erosion or water pollution.

Invest in a Sturdy Construction Hoard

Construction hoarding should be sturdy to serve its purpose–keep the public safe by shielding them from potential hazards like debris, dust and heavy machinery present on the site.

Use high-quality materials to ensure the hoarding remains intact and functional throughout the project’s duration. It will also help you recycle the construction hoarding if you are working on another site.

Then, customize the hoarding signage to display your brand with unique design features while also keeping all the involved parties and passersby safe.