Employees often shelve preventive maintenance if left to their own devices. As an owner or crew leader, you must realize that every tool, piece of equipment and vehicle you own can only perform its intended work if it is in top operating condition. Your employees are the keys to keeping such resources in prime condition.
Brad Humphrey, who has been called "a contractor's best friend," is president of Pinnacle Development Group, a consulting and training firm that specializes in the construction industry. For more information, visit www.pinnacledg.com.