Having good communication skills is a must in the field of construction whether verbal or written. Writing clear and concise daily logs, reports or working with co-workers and supervisors are regular activities in construction careers.
The Importance of Written Communication
In a world of online and automated conversation, Jack Hyde and Anayeli Real often rely on the written word for communication while working construction. Writing skills are important because written words are permanent archival documents. Jack and Anayeli apply the writing skills they learned in college to help them be successful in their construction careers.Learn More »
An activity you have on a regular basis in a construction career is your daily report or log. These written communications show the history of who, what, when, where and why things took place on the jobsite. The format differs from company to company but will contain similar information, like crew assignments, number of work hours completed and verbal/written orders.
When someone creates a report or log by hand, they need to make sure to write in a clean and neat format. If done electronically, fill out the information in a consistent way. All logs should include accurate and timely records with facts and figures. Include any notes that would be helpful if someone was injured on the job or if there were delays due to inclement weather or late deliveries.
To help your students understand the importance of writing daily reports and logs, we’ve included a Practice Work Log PDF they can use. Download Here »
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