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Construction

Construction Work Days

  • Normally  Construction workdays are  Saturday’s beginning at 8:30 a.m. and usually lasting until about 1 p.m.  However, during the summer, workdays are sporadic so call the office to check the schedule for that week.
  • Groups who wish to volunteer must call or email the Habitat office to schedule a workday.
  • Individuals should call the Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County office a few days before they wish to work to sign up—(912) 489-2076.
  • Volunteers are accepted as space is available.
  • Before you volunteer please fill out a volunteer information sheet.  You will also be asked to fill out a Waiver of Liability on your first day of volunteering.
  • Construction volunteers need to bring water bottle and gloves. They should wear closed toe, hard sole shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Current Construction

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County is currently working on House 53 at 305 Institute Street in Statesboro.  For directions, click here.

 

Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer Safety Video

All construction volunteers must watch the Habitat construction Safety Video.

 

Guidelines for Construction Volunteers

Quality is important. Habitat homes are modest, but well built. Quality construction is a major part of the Habitat program. Take pride in your work and do not accept substandard workmanship from anyone!

Volunteer Age

Due to limitations imposed by our insurance carrier we must restrict the activities of junior volunteers. Here are the age requirements:

Ages 18 and above – No limitations
Ages 16-17 – Accompanied by responsible adult on construction site
Ages 14-15 – Not allowed on the construction site, but can work at ReStore, with prior scheduling
Ages below 14 – Not allowed on the construction site

Volunteer Attire

Wear clothing that is appropriate for the work and weather conditions. Steel-toed shoes or boots are optimal for the construction site, but thick soled shoes will suffice. Slick dress shoes, thin-soled sneakers, sandals, thongs or other open-toed shoes are not allowed on the job site. In general, no jewelry or loose clothing should be worn. Enforcement of this code – particularly as to shoes – is the job of the Job Site Coordinator. Volunteers should be educated concerning this requirement in order to avoid an unhappy situation on site.

When working on the roof, rubber (no leather) soled shoes are essential!

In Spring and Fall, wear layers of clothing. What begins as a frosty morning can often get quite warm by late afternoon. In general, HFHBC works rain or shine; volunteers should bring appropriate rain gear and hats. Note: experienced volunteers usually bring a change of socks and tops, along with a towel or two, if inclement weather is anticipated.

Alcohol and Tobacco

Alcohol and tobacco are not permitted on a Habitat job site. Anyone obviously under the influence of alcohol will be asked to leave the site and not return until the next workday.

Safety Training

Safety is always the primary consideration on any job site. Since Habitat work crews normally have a high proportion of inexperienced people, everyone must pay particular attention to safety. Try to be conscious of the safety of others as well as yourself. Be cautious at all times and ask questions rather than going ahead with something about which you are uncertain.

All volunteers must arrive in time for the morning safety talk. Arrangement for late-comers to receive the safety information is the responsibility of the Job Site Coordinator.

Power Tools

We will use many power tools and extension cables on a job site. Here are some rules concerning power tools:
• Do not use power tools outside if it is raining. Use indoors only under dry conditions and after assuring that any cord connections are protected as well.
• Do not use power tools or extension cables if the cable appears damaged.
• When sawing, ensure that the power cable is behind and away from the saw.
• Never use a power tool above shoulder height.
• Only use properly grounded equipment and cables. No two core cables.
Check with Crew Chief or Job Site Coordinator before bringing personal power tools on site.

First Aid

If you are injured in any way, even a minor cut, tell your Crew Chief or Job Site Coordinator immediately. A first aid kit will be available on site at all times for treatment of minor injuries. If a serious injury occurs, get professional help immediately. If you have any medical training, please notify the Job Site Coordinator upon your arrival at the job site.