There are a number of health and safety violations that can impact a job site. Not only can safety violations impact the health of those who are completing the work but if they are left to persist it can result in an increase to the overall cost of production and stall production on the site.
To help mitigate against the potentially devastating impact that improper health and safety has, it is critical to continue reading below for an outline on how a mobile app can to help detect, report, and correct liabilities.
1. Immediate Reporting
Companies need to be efficient in their reporting which is why it’s recommended to use a mobile app system. Failing to use a mobile system can result in lengthy report delays which can leave others at risk of being exposed to the issue. Other types of systems require the field agent to visit the site and report back to management on it through phone calls or data and file sharing.
However, a forms app system works to continuously update others logged into the system. Every worker within the company will have live access to the agents notes and recommendations in real time. This access lets workers experience a higher level of efficiency because information will be communicated immediately. Real time notifications also prevent delays or miscommunication in the notification processes because all parties involved will have access to the same notes and can work collectively to correct the issue.
2. Ensures Proof is Gathered
Other types of outdated systems require the agent to upload files to designated drives which can be time consuming and ineffective. However, mobile apps allow workers to upload photos directly through the system which provides undeniable proof of the infraction. Once uploaded, all of the information will reach every member of staff without delay. This allows workers to connect with management in real time which allows for speedy approval of correcting the problem.
Plus, having this information saved to multiple sources prevents future disagreements of the infraction as the app can be used to share undeniable proof of the problem with photos and videos of any malpractice on the job site.
3. Easy and Comprehensive Documentation
It is important for workers to have easy access to all of a company’s files they need to complete their job. Easy access helps ensure their productivity and performance because they will be able to quickly rectify issues without having to search various systems. To help companies with this organization it is recommended to use an app system that allows comprehensive access to information that otherwise would not be possible.
This information helps workers examining a job site because they will be able to access information on the site that was saved to its file on the app. This helps them to be more informed on past issues impacting the site and be better equipped to detail progress reports. Ultimately, this data helps minimize against any potential long-term issues that may have gone unnoticed without easy access to prior reports.
4. Quicker Solution
Another impact that a mobile app can have on the health and safety of a job site is its ability to fast-track solutions and repairs. Using an app system makes it easier to detect and communicate problems which speeds along its correction. Plus, once the work has been complete it will be easier for the inspector to re-visit the site and advise others if the repairs were effective or not.