Contractors should take pictures regularly to represent progress on the worksite. Organizing and storing digital photos will protect against disputes, provide daily inspection, assist reporting, and enforce safety control measures. Our Orlando construction attorneys will share additional ways that photographs can assist your worksite.
Substantiate Work Completed at a Specific Time
Photographs will frequently assist in substantiating events, describing construction activities, and depicting the layout of your worksite. If you’re unable to man the camera at all times, set it up to capture time-lapse photographs. A photograph will demonstrate what work was, or was not, completed by the contractor or subcontractor at a particular time or date. These photographs will be beneficial if a dispute arises concerning the status of construction at specific points in time.
Details, Details, Detail
The contractor should ensure that the photographs are stored electronically, dated, and time stamped. A log of all photos should be maintained with details on who took the photo, a description of the location on your worksite, and all other pertinent details. Include specifics that the image cannot convey. For example, were the outside conditions loud, wet, or cold? These notes will provide necessary feedback for your images. Back up these images and their detailed description on your server regularly.
Foresee Accidents or Hazards
Photographs assist your worksite by capturing any hazards or risks. These images will be valuable if an accident occurs. In the instance of any claim, photographs can (1) verify the presence of prior or changed conditions, (2) describe characteristics of the worksite under weather or external conditions, and (3) present a recording of methods and equipment used on the worksite.
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