The GoCanvas Blog: Construction

Man on tablet looking at report.
By: Ryan Hersh October 12, 2022

Incident Reports: The Complete Guide

What is an Incident Report? An incident report formally documents workplace accidents, events, or near misses. These reports are crucial for capturing the details of the events that occur in situations like damage to company property, personal injury, health and safety issues, security breaches, or personnel misconduct. Companies should file incident reports because they give […]

Man at job site reviewing safety procedures.
By: The GoCanvas Team October 10, 2022

What You Should Know About Job Safety Analysis

Safety is a vital part of the construction industry. Your construction company has to put measures in place to ensure the safety of workers at the construction site. This requires you to implement the Job Safety Analysis (JSA), which ensures all workers observe all the stipulated safety measures. Here is everything you need to know […]

Employee responding to job site injury.
By: The GoCanvas Team October 8, 2022

7 Immediate Steps to Take After an Injury

Employee safety matters a great deal and the last thing anyone wants is to see a coworker hurt. However, the reality is an injury can happen to anyone at any time and without notice. The most important thing is to have a plan in place before an incident occurs. It should be easy for your […]

Construction workers on job site.
By: The GoCanvas Team October 5, 2022

Safety Checklists for Construction – Examples & Templates

Worker safety is a top priority for everyone in the construction industry. It’s in the best interest of workers and employers to comply with all regulations set by OSHA and to follow all of the best practices for safety in the workplace.  Having a robust safety program is good for workers, helping to limit accidents […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 25, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Roof Inspection Report Templates

As a roofing contractor, your business has a long list of forms that need to be completed on the job. This includes things like routine inspections, roof reports for clients, safety forms for employees, and a multitude of other related forms like work orders and estimates.  Instead of relying on paper forms, contractors are converting […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 15, 2022

Quality Control vs Quality Assurance: What Construction Companies Should Know

Any reputable company in the construction industry operates on a safety-first basis at all times. The health and safety of its employees are paramount to the company because the company is well-aware of the fact that the employees are the ones who enable the company to do what it does. They are the backbone that […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 5, 2022

Your Guide to Property Inspection Reports

Inspections on commercial buildings are something that happens every day. In fact, there are many cases when a commercial inspection is required by law. It is essential to understand what an inspection is and why it is so important. This is particularly true for those in the construction industry, property management, and building owners. To […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 15, 2022

How Mobile Apps Simplify Calculations for Contractors

Many contractors today need to calculate square footage when taking on projects. For example, as a painting service business, you would need an accurate estimate of a building’s total square footage to calculate the cost of materials and labor. It’s entirely possible for contractors to do the math by hand, but there are more digital […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 10, 2022

Your Guide to Punch Lists [+ Templates]

Construction projects require many detailed processes to close out work to a client’s satisfaction. Even with all the best intentions and preparation, things can be overlooked and oversight can happen during different phases of construction. Final repairs or improvements often need to be made in order to sign off on the final project by all […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 3, 2022

Free Equipment Checkout Form Templates

Construction job sites require workers to use heavy equipment, tools, and other important assets. Keeping track of your equipment is an essential part of the job and having processes in place helps ensure equipment is well managed. Some companies choose to manage this process with simple equipment checkout forms on site using paper. But paper […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 17, 2021

Understanding Workplace Safety Hazards: What Employers Need to Know

While the pandemic has brought mainstream attention to worker safety issues, workers and employers in many industries, such as construction, field services, manufacturing, and transportation/logistics, have long grappled with common workplace hazards. Not only do firms have a vested interest in keeping their employees safe from worksite risks, but the federal Occupational Safety and Health […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 15, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Quality Control Inspections in Construction

Managing a construction project is a complex and stressful process. Among other things, you have to coordinate project team members, materials, and equipment and ensure that contractors are not afflicted by the potential risks and hazards present at the construction site. That said, quality means different things to different people, which is why you should […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 10, 2021

A Guide to Stop Work Orders for Contractors

Dealing with paper-thin margins and tight schedules is not the only nightmare for a contractor on a project. A minor violation of the building code can force a stop work order, leading to extended timelines, expensive penalties, and more customer frustrations. This article covers what you should know about stop work orders and we share […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 7, 2021

Guide to PPE for Construction Safety

Though it’s almost impossible to remove all hazards on a construction site, one effective way to keep employees safe is the use of PPE. PPE is essential on construction job sites when there is no other way to remove the risk or hazard. Continue reading to learn more about PPE and what types of risks […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 1, 2021

Top Checklist Apps for the Construction Industry

Embracing technology is one opportunity for contractors in the construction industry to increase their productivity and streamline operations. Checklist apps are one category of software solution that can be deployed on job sites to manage how work gets done. This article covers some of the top checklist apps in the construction industry, with links to […]

By: The GoCanvas Team November 15, 2021

Best Apps for Painting Contractors

  Contractors are leveraging digital technologies to improve their workflows both in the office and in the field. For painting contractors,  mobile apps and forms can be used to improve how information is collected, shared, and stored. Going digital provides an opportunity for painting contractors to improve the customer experience and streamline their operations. Continue […]

By: The GoCanvas Team November 5, 2021

What is the best app for construction daily reports?

Daily reports serve to keep all project stakeholders updated on the progress of construction work. In the digital era, construction sites have embraced more mobile and digital technologies to capture important information from the field. Construction daily report apps are now available for project and site managers to record updates using a mobile device or […]

Safety employee looking at digital safety form on tablet.
By: The GoCanvas Team October 30, 2021

How Safety Meeting Apps Can Help Lower Costs

Digital apps for construction safety can help your employees access toolbox talks on their mobile devices and tablets. Many companies have found that regular toolbox talks can help to decrease the number of accidents on site, when employees are more informed about potential safety risks. Investing in apps for construction safety is good for your […]

shaking hands after signing construction contract
By: The GoCanvas Team October 10, 2021

Simple Contract Templates for the Construction Industry

Need to leverage contract templates when working with customers? This article covers how contractors can use digital contract templates to simplify the process with easy-to-use software for contract management. Why Contractors Should Leverage Contract Templates It’s always a best practice to have an agreement in place when rendering services for a client. For companies with […]

homeowner and inspector doing a home inspection with checklists
By: The GoCanvas Team September 17, 2021

The Complete Guide to FHA Home Inspection Checklists

Passing an FHA home inspection is necessary when purchasing a home with an FHA loan. FHA loans pose a number of advantages for some borrowers. They can make loans possible with a lower credit score, which may be the only way that some borrowers can get the loans they need to move into their own […]