Construction Work Days
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!
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
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 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.
We will use many power tools and extension cables on a job site. Here are some rules concerning power tools:
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.