Touchless Mobile Tech Protects Workers

Jul 1, 2020

AECNext.com – Carla Lauter – June 16

While some businesses remain halted due to social distancing and quarantine regulations, the construction industry is not one that can be put on hold. The construction industry represents 6.3% of the GDP and employs more than 11 million people in the U.S., yet many construction firms have outdated and time consuming processes for job site check-in, especially with the added screening necessary for COVID-19 safety. To address a stumbling block, a new San Francisco-based company, Safe Site Check In, are launching an app to streamline job site check-in in the wake of the pandemic.

Founder and CEO David Ward stressed that the construction industry needs to find a better way to manage job site check-in.

“Meeting the COVID-19 challenge to re-open our economy is driving firms to exploit mobile and cloud technologies to keep employees safe. Safe Site Check In is extraordinarily easy to use, and addresses compliance and site management issues cost effectively while driving productivity and profitability for construction firms.”

To use Safe Site Check In, employees and visitors point their smartphone at a unique QR code posted at the job site and answer COVID-19 health-related questions required by local health directives – no download required. They are then denied or approved access to the construction site and receive a daily digital entry badge. Site supervisors and HR administrators can see the health status of all onsite employees and visitors and are immediately notified of potential health issues.

While this setup seems simple, its clever workflow means that workers’ personal health information is not shared or stored by the employer, and it eliminates the need for written or 1-on-1 check-in procedures that can be time consuming or even carry a higher risk of contact with the virus. Instead of sharing pens, each site visitor, employee or contractor can use their own device to gain their entry badge – no pens, paper, or common tablets needed.

While some businesses remain halted due to social distancing and quarantine regulations, the construction industry is not one that can be put on hold. The construction industry represents 6.3% of the GDP and employs more than 11 million people in the U.S., yet many construction firms have outdated and time consuming processes for job site check-in, especially with the added screening necessary for COVID-19 safety. To address a stumbling block, a new San Francisco-based company, Safe Site Check In, are launching an app to streamline job site check-in in the wake of the pandemic. Read AEC Article.

 

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