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They are all from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website. These forms are not perfect and not the best for all construction contractors. And as always, we recommend you have any legal document reviewed by your attorney or legal counsel before using it.
A lot of our contractor clients have needed an Accident Prevention Program to include with their bid submittal package and some of them have found this resource useful. We hope you do too!
The first one shown below offers a FREE template you can use to develop your own customized construction Accident Prevention Program. It is very easy and user friendly.
The second one shown below offers a FREE guide and the related sample plans to help you build your safety program. It is very easy and user friendly.
We have all seen the signs about safety and the importance and consequences of safety now I want to share some hard facts about safety.
It is not just about the dollar cost of injuries that can be prevented, consider if you will, the hidden costs. The jobs you will not get because your customer or client perceives your firm is not safety conscious or appears sloppy and that may be the furthest thing from the truth.
There are an infinite number of reasons why most construction companies do not generate a minimum 20% net profit and a six figure after tax income for the owners.
What Gets Measured Gets Managed!
I talk endlessly during in person presentations to gatherings of contractors and other business owners about developing and monitoring their construction company's strategy, expansion isoquants, business plans.
And we go over and over how the foundation of a successful construction company is good solid financial reports. Contractors make decisions based upon the reports they are given. When good stuff goes into your QuickBooks or Xero Accounting Online good reports come out that you can rely upon to make intelligent decisions which can lead to nice profit margins.
Most of our outsourced construction clients are doing well in the area of cash flow and profit and we are continually and gently guiding them to make plans for their future by focusing on long term investment strategy, for example, owning the location where their office and shop is located and then working with qualified financial planners to develop an exit strategy when they want to sell their company and do other things with their lives.
Yet, one are that is hard to justify is putting time, money and energy into safety because it is seen as the dreaded "O" word..."Overhead". Safety at some construction companies is neglected because there are too many other demands on time, money and resources.
Look deep into any construction company's QuickBooks and or Xero Accounting Online financial reports and dig inside the actual transactions and based on how much or how little they invest in gloves, google, masks and related safety equipment then look at the bottom line profit....safety is one of those funny little intangibles that we all have a hard time understanding why it has such an effect, and yet it just does.
I leave you with one thought here - How much in hard dollar profit does your construction crew generate annually? Just from a hard-nosed business perspective safety does not cost, it pays, and it pays big dividends!
Profitable Construction - Companies have known about the value of outsourced bookkeeping services for a long time and now you know about it too!
We Scan Your Receipts And Invoices link them to QuickBooks transactions where it is appropriate and give you back a CPA-ready packet for your tax return and we provide ongoing Cloud Based Contractors Bookkeeping Services by accountants who understand construction.
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About The Author:
Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.
Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Follow Randal on Google+