Cold weather construction
Working construction in a northern climate during the long dark winter months can be a challenge. CPT is based in Minnesota, and we’ve learned a few things about construction work in freezing cold, ice and snow. Here are some great tips to help you rise to the chilly occasion.
Have a variety of gloves on hand
Different tasks require different gloves. Tight, thin gloves are perfect for delicate tasks like grabbing hold of small screws or twisting wires. Keep thicker gloves or mittens handy for moving equipment or hauling cold, wet material. Oversize gloves or choppers like these will fit right over your form-fitting gloves, so you can keep your hands warm all day but slip the outer pair off for short periods to do detail work.