There is no denying that we are living in interesting times. With so much changing, and so much uncertainty to juggle, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can proof your construction site so that it is able to function no matter what happens.

Construction sites as a rule require a lot of planning and prepping, and making your worksite more self-sustainable is just another way that you can ensure that the job at hand goes as smoothly as possible. While there will always be a couple of ups and downs on the site, these are usually easily overcome when the right plan is in place. One of the things that you can plan for, for instance, is the never-ending blackouts that are only getting harder to work around.

Becoming more self-sustainable on the site is also beneficial in that you can in many ways end up saving quite a bit of money while also becoming more confident about being in control over what is going on. There is also the benefit of being able to be more eco-friendly with your building practices, something that many companies are striving for these days.

Tips for Self-Sustainable Construction

To become self-sustainable on your construction site, you need to take a step back and look at the site as a whole. The goal is to have everything working in sync and in such a way that every part of the site is able to function even in the case of a catastrophe. This is obviously easier said than done, but one way to do this is to divide the site into these different categories and then from there workout the right sort of strategy for you.


Electricity on a construction site is an absolute must. Whether it is needed for the drills and other tools, or just for the office area, your construction site probably can’t get by without power. As South Africans, we all understand the severity of the power situation in our country so you probably know all about the various alternative power options. Make sure that you have a backup.


Water on a construction site is also a necessity, whether it is for sanitation or for work purposes, it is so important that you have a backup water supply. Making use of temporary water storage tanks and water trucks can be extremely useful.


Getting materials and construction workers to and from the site are all in a day’s work and part of making your site sustainable has to do with taking charge of your transportation. You can create your own transport management system, something that will give you control over both the method of transportation and the fuel costs.


Having an onsite waste removal system is a step in the right direction. It will help you to safely and correctly get rid of waste and it is also going to help you become more aware of the waste that you are making.


The Fast Pulse team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Productive New Year. We will be here in 2023, offering you the same great plant hire machinery.