With new building technologies, tighter budgets, faster timelines, and all-around higher expectations, today’s job site is more complex than ever. Adding to the complexity are larger teams and greater demand for collaboration, which is why a more efficient construction safety workflow is vital.
The construction industry is known for relying on tried and true methods rather than adapting to new technologies that can improve performance. However, through new digital transformations such as tools offered on DocuSite, professionals in the construction industry could easily minimize risk and improve workflows.
One Platform to Manage All Construction Project Workflows
Over the last decade, workflow management has evolved from paper and pencil to email, spreadsheets and FTP sites, and from there to enterprise content management (ECM) solutions and industry-specific construction management software.
Two significant and specific challenges arise as a small to medium-sized construction company. One is developing safety workflows to help limit your liability and keep employees safe; the other is getting your employees to follow and perform those workflows.
DocuSite helps underground construction companies manage the risk and workflows that only you understand. That’s why we provide a tool that makes these two challenges easy and fast so you can get to the activities that generate revenue.
Here’s how to easily develop new safety workflows through DocuSite that will have your crew and back office functioning like a single team in no time.
Utility Damage Investigation
Quickly fill out detailed utility damage forms and defend your position. Utility damage prevention and investigation is essential to the safety of your company and the community at large. DocuSite has a lot of great tools to help you eliminate both at fault and not at fault utility damages.
Through this new feature, you can:
- Build a custom damage prevention form.
- Utilize the DocuSite Best Practice Checklist.
- Encourage your team to take time-stamped photos
- Record videos of the entire project with or without narration.
Equipment Maintenance Forms and Safety Incident Forms
Ensure your assets are being cared for correctly and quickly fill out detailed custom incident form is necessary. In the unfortunate event that a utility damage does occur, it’s vital that you have a workflow in place that will protect your company from unwarranted liability.
Here’s how DocuSite can help:
- Utilize the appropriate DocuSite maintenance and incident forms
- Take plenty of photos of the damage and/or incident
- Record videos of the entire process
- Take pictures of all of your equipment and every teammate
- Compare the before and after photos
Confirm that the proper safety processes are being followed and lessen the use of unnecessary paperwork. All work can be pre-listed in your checklists, with forms you can directly fill up as you go along with your work or inspection, while sending notifications to other team members for connected tasks in a workflow. Remember, in a roll out of a construction project, the smallest mistake in a sequence of tasks cause safety concerns, non-obvious problems and expensive delays. A safety checklist keeps a logical sequence of your work, which prevents accidents, expensive re-works and extra work later on.
The modern construction site is now a very fast-paced environment with no tolerance for errors. This leaves a lot of responsibilities and administrative work for your project manager and supervisors. When there are multiple projects taking place, it’s often impossible to keep track of everything on-site and off-site, making it difficult to ensure that safety is the number one priority and tasks are executed by the correct people. Digital safety workflows are a smart solution to ensure everyone is on the same page, helping you achieve project goals. Register today for your free trial!