“I Need Better Pictures” - January 2021

By Mike SIlvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

His approach did demonstrate a willingness to accommodate our work schedule and document our compliance but, when the initial pictures I provided were unsatisfactory to him, I wanted to explain that his need for better pictures had to be weighed against some of the other skills needed by our employees.

I needed someone willing to work in Florida’s heat and do physically demanding work. It was also important that they had some idea of how to install and repair many different roof systems. We needed to get our truck to the job, requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL). We also needed to work safely, requiring Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training. Our crew leaders needed organizational skills to manage the necessary paperwork. And don’t forget training on communication and people skills. So, on top of all that, I need to add amateur photographer to the job requirements? With that being said, his response was “that sounds tough to do, but I still need better pictures.” Read More


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