Tools, Safety Equipment, Gift Ideas for Construction, Tower and Roughneck Workers
Dec 22, 2010 Updated September 27, 2014
Those Who Work In The Trades.
Those who work in the construction industry, turf, towers, and/or the oil fields, work hard for their families, and loved ones.
All year long, they put customers, suppliers, and everyone else first. Instead of taking care of needed things, like tool replacement, or updated safety equipment, keep getting pushed aside.
Then, an emergency happens...
Gift giving can show the love, and make sure your hard working wage earner is not done in because he, or she did not spend the extra money to buy needed things for themselves.
Below are ideas and suggestions of gifts for the construction, turf, trade, oil field or contract worker. This is dedicated to the men and women who work tough.
On The Road Again...
Makita Tool Set - Hanukkah Blues
Dear Families Of My Construction Buddies
Thinking about your loved ones during this holiday season, remember that my construction, tower, turf workers, and roughnecks spend many cold nights, or scorching days alone or with crews, while their well-cared for loved ones, are running around, decorating, excitedly making plans for get-together s, and parties.
During holidays, the owner or primary contractor may have someone deliver hot dinners to the job site. Take an hour break, and think of their family while they hack away at a slice of ham, being careful not to cut through the Styrofoam.
One of the nicest touches are the large executive white napkins provided for the meal. They really show the dirt!
Sometimes work is stopped for a few hours while a grill is set up, but it is sure not being at home with loved ones.
The crews largest hope at September or October, are that the job will be done before the holidays, or at least, that they will be able to find a place to stop, and shop on the way home for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthday, graduation, or anniversary presents.
These hard workers, are on the road at Christmas about 50% of the time.
When a person is supporting a family or two, it is hard to turn down double overtime, although missing the family get together is heart wrenching. Nobody really talks about it, but it is a trade-off.
You guys and gals are out on the road, on the site from can to can't, day in and day out. Sending money home, taking care of Momma and the Kids!
That is all good, but now is the time of year to do a little something for Santa Daddy.
Satellite Phone Can Reach Santa Over The Holidays
Another Thanksgiving Out On The Road
Chances are that your Construction worker, will be out on the job during Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, or whatever your preference of celebration.
They miss important times at home, because they are out there to try to make the ends meet and more.
Working on the road all year presents a familiar loneliness. Being on the road during the major holidays is tough for the family at home, but it is hardest for Daddy or Momma.
When the family calls, and everyone wants to say hello, and squeal as they open their presents, thanking you; it is nice until you hang up the phone.
Give Santa Mommy, or Santa Daddy a little extra joy this year. Treat Daddy or Grandma, to an extra goody or treat.
Because of their hard work, the family is able to have the things they need, and this shows how much they do for you.
Milwaukee Drill Press for Santa Daddy
Working the Trades. Life in the Field
Any person not familiar with the trades may not realize this, but construction sites are usually off away from the public.
A construction site can be a draw to those looking for anything they can steal, and sell.
Many times, when your construction worker loved one, is working from "can to can't", this leaves the worker alone. There may be a solitary worker in one large area.
The majority of the crew can easily be far enough away on another part of the work site, where they cannot see or hear what is going on with the single worker out there. It is important that your hard working man or woman can protect themselves
Dressing For Safety Against The Elements.
When the trade person is on the job, or traveling to and from the job site, not having the correct clothing and footwear can actually be a difference between life and death in some cases.
Depending on who the Contractor or Owners are, depends upon the quality of safety gear; if any provided to your hard worker on the jobs. There are more opportunities for those who have their own gear, in a lot of cases.
Disclaimer: I will be held liable for any accident, death or dissatisfaction, from purchasing of these goods or use of ideas and suggestions. It is always recommended that the highest safety standards are adhered to in every case. "Better to be safe than sorry". These opinions and ideas, carry no warranty of behavior of vendors and suppliers, or the quality of their goods. My opinion, ideas and suggestions are not those of the Seller or Maker of these goods and ideas expressed. My personal experience is these are good products and have been tested over and over. Always be safe first!
His Old Carhartt's Are Worn Plum Out
Carhartt Is A Force Against Grime
Weekends, and Holidays Spent Out On The Site
You know how you miss your beloved construction engineer, supervisor, safety officer, and how much he or she misses their family.
Let your hard worker know how much you think of them, and surprise that warm-hearted, callous handed honey.
Surprise them with a grill, and or a weather radio to help them cook and eat some real meals, while making sure a super storm isn't about to sweep their job site away
Weather Is The Companion Of The Outdoor Worker
Give A Practical Gift Of Fun
PPE, Personal Protection Equipment
Everyday, trade workers are killed, maimed or hurt due to a failure of safety equipment, or a lack of safety equipment. When you carefully consider the dangers each job poses, the Sub, or Contractor will be geared and ready to go.
Personal Protection Equiment = safe job.
Play Personal Protection Santa, and surprise that hard worker with new safety equipment
Keep Their Lungs Safe From Particulate Matter
Safety Is Number One
Sheet Rock, Wood Workers
Last year, he worked with that old broken down Drywall Lift Hoist.
How about making Santa Daddy's perfect holiday.
He will be thrilled, that his family, or friends considered safety a perfect gift.
This will help your sheetrock worker have safert and more complete way to perform on the job.
Replace the old and questionable equipment, before the costs are more than financial!
Sheetrock Workers Need
Little things, like a brackets, clamps, a knife or drill can be just what your construction worker needs.
Do not pass the chance to pick up tools during the pre-holiday ferver for him or her, there are usually deep discounts.
PPE - Provide A Gift Of Safety
Tools May Not Seem Personal, But She Needs A Generator
Tickle Her Pink!
She is hard working, and competes in a man's world. She puts her family and loved ones before herself, but you know she has been checking the prices on a generator.
On that Holiday morning, when all the kids, grand kids, and grand dogs have opened up all the lovely things Santa Momma bought her loved ones for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivis, lead her to the garage, and show her how much you think of her and her successful business