Do you log your time?
Many tower site workers think that if they log their time on their company timesheet is good enough. Is it? If something happens, can you break down your travel time and your high time? Do you know when you worked on a project, who the customer was? Do you know who you worked with that day? Now, if you get asked by OSHA , can you prove it? Do you trust your employer to be honest about your work if something happens?
I hear this from many people. They keep logs for several reasons.
- They want to show the boss their high time and drive time.
- They want to have a record of what they did in case they don’t get paid.
- They want a record of what their time to show OSHA how long they are in the air or how many hours of windshield time they have.
- They want to show future employers the projects they worked on.
- They want to know exactly who was on the tower site when they worked for a specific customer in case there are problems.
Does any of this ring true for you? Now, when you look back over your years of service, can you prove it? Do you trust your boss to keep the log for you? You know the only way it will be done right is if you do it yourself. So do it. Log your time! Get the logbook today! Document your high time, your drive time, your on site crew, and your customers. Without a logbook, you have no proof, only what you remember off the top of your head. That may not be good enough for OSHA.