You know employee safety is a priority. You assume safety programs and practices are going to be an expense one way or the other; time or money. And you’re okay with that. But did you ever think construction technology for safety might give you a competitive advantage?
Another current business priority is attracting and retaining employees. A construction company with a safety-first culture will represent the kind of environment skilled workers will choose.
Identifying Most Relevant Construction Technologies
Mike Perozek is a safety technology* professional. He says businesses in the construction industry have common goals. Most of our goals include:
- Acquiring remote jobsite monitoring
- Creating a safety culture
- Developing easy-to-access safety performance indicators for stakeholders
- Improving OSHA compliance
- Improving safety awareness
- Saving time on jobsite inspections
Technology additions and upgrades are going to require a budget, training, and management support. “The most successful technology initiatives put the business goals and people at the center; not the technology,” says Perozek.
How the Software Can Help
Managing site safety has always been challenging. Here is some construction technology you may be able to use this year:
- Fatigue – Some apps can analyze a worker’s posture and bearing to determine if the employee is overly fatigued.
- Hard hats can include carbon monoxide sensors.
- Inspection recording – Gives the project team (and inspectors) fast, easy access to project information. The software can monitor and ensure your teams are adhering to safety guidelines.
- Lone worker apps are designed to protect employees and pinpoint locations in an emergency.
- Mobile-friendly software should make it easier to access information anytime, from anywhere.
- Shared collection data – This software gathers data, analyzes it, and shares information that can protect workers.
- Wearables – PPEs can be fitted with computers, GPS, sensors.
The Best Construction Business Software
Be sure to refer to 9 Questions to Ask When Seeking Construction Software. It can help you evaluate software programs and (hopefully) get the most value at the best price.
Construction Monitor’s software is the best for construction business development. Just ask us.
*Construction Monitor does not recommend nor endorse any brand of construction business software (except our own).