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How to spread Christmas cheer on your jobsite

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Equipment hire specialist Kennards Lift & Shift offers a few suggestions on spreading Christmas cheer at busy road worksites in this holiday season.

If your traffic control or roadside construction job will keep you going right up until Christmas, it can be hard to maintain a festive spirit. You can still make the most of working on the roads this Christmas by spreading seasonal cheer around your worksite and to passers by.

Decorate your tools

Without breaching any safety requirements, you could consider decorating your traffic signs and barriers with Christmas decorations. You could wind tinsel through barricades, light up your stop/go signs with flashing LED lights or attach baubles to the end of road markets. Cones could be topped with Christmas ornaments and you could even construct your own sign wishing road users a safe and happy Christmas.

Check with your site manager before starting on these decorations to ensure they comply with safety codes, and make sure everything is tightly secured to avoid any mishaps.

Look the part

Workers at job sites with a flexible dress code can think about imaginative ways to bring a smile to their colleagues and road users. High-vis vests could be bejewelled in Christmas gems, or even decorated using battery or solar-powered LED lights to provide an extra sparkle at night.

Team your sturdy work boots with novelty Christmas socks for a more subtle nod to the season, or go all out and paint your boots green and pair with red and white striped socks for a Christmas elf effect. You could wear a Santa hat or reindeer ears over your hard hat to complete the look.

Make safety a priority

Keep safety at the forefront of everyone's minds this Christmas. Often roads can become extremely congested and drivers can get impatient during the silly season; try to minimise the risk of accidents by hiring traffic lights, road signs, barriers and anything else that can help keep both road users and your workers safe.

You could always chat with drivers as they slow down to pass you or stop to let other traffic pass. Spread the festive cheer and remind them to stay safe this Christmas.

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