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Major contractor uses AccuWeather’s 1:1 meteorologist consultations to keep employees safe

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"It has made all of our projects safer with the daily notifications we receive. Getting early expired notifications when the weather improves faster than anticipated. That way, we can return to work safely and save man hours as well. Every minute adds up when you have up to 250 workers on-site."

Dave Maher

Capform Corporate Safety Director

When on a construction site, contractors must have the most up-to-date forecast, especially when there is the threat of severe weather. Weather conditions change quickly, and having the most advanced and accurate forecasts for your specific location is crucial.  

Capform, Inc., a concrete contractor, knows about changing weather conditions and the importance of staying ahead of them firsthand. As an AccuWeather For Business client, they have more than 1,800 hourly employees and construction sites nationwide. So, site supervisors need to know where and when, with pinpoint accuracy, severe weather will create dangerous conditions for their worksites. 

“Our biggest concern is lightning. Our second is wind. AccuWeather has proven to be very accurate and quick to issue warnings based on our criteria,”  said Dave Maher, Capform Corporate Safety Director. “Also, the ability to contact a meteorologist monitoring our job sites to get additional information on the notifications or just to call up and ask a question on the day's weather 24/7 is a great help.” 

In February 2020, Capform was at a job site for American Airlines in Dallas, TX. AccuWeather alerted the job site that winds were going to increase at or above their warning level in two hours. “Our crews were able to complete their work and secure any loose material prior to the winds increasing,” Maher said. “It was our first success story.” 

Maher says they didn’t consider other options after finding AccuWeather For Business. As an AccuWeather SkyGuard® Warnings customer, Capform receives site-specific alerts and warnings well before severe weather hits, giving them much-needed time to prepare. “It has made it much easier and safer to stop work activities on our job sites with AccuWeather’s SkyGuard,” Maher said. 

Maher also finds it beneficial to have an inclement weather plan that can be used and enforced nationwide to keep their employees safe. He also says that contacting the meteorologist 24/7 monitoring Capform’s job sites across the country is invaluable.

Accurate forecasts and warnings allow companies to plan better and keep their teams and customers safer. Our forecasts are more accurate, detailed, localized, customized, and often issued ahead of all other sources. You’ll have time to operate more efficiently, minimize the risk of reputational harm, and, most importantly, keep your teams and customers safer.

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