Automate the Construction Daily Log

Safe Site Check In makes jobsite management easy with automatic daily log creation. Captures the data that can validate hourly wages and invoices.

Safe Site Check In captures QR code check-in data, creates and distributes the daily log report. It easily integrates that data into construction management platforms like Procore and Autodesk.

Saves hours of time each day previously spent keying data. Provides supervisors, project managers and safety officers with visibility into all jobsites without travel. HQ departments have real-time access to field data for the first time.

Daily Log Reports Critical for Jobsite Management

Every day, on every construction jobsite, a project manager, site supervisor or field engineer completes a daily log. The daily log details who was there, what they did, safety related activities, any issues or incidents, weather conditions, equipment, and daily progress. In the future, daily log data will be crucial to new AI algorithms as well.

Since a lot happens on a jobsite, the details can be forgotten. Without an accurate record of the day’s events, a general contractor can miss critical information about the project, workers, visitors, safety, and subcontractors. Daily log data is critical when problems are discovered after the days work. E.g., researching incidents, change orders, invoice disputes, etc.

Daily Logs and Jobsite Profits

Nearly all of the profits and losses generated from a construction project can be traced back to the jobsite. Project managers, jobsite supervisors and safety managers all need timely, accurate jobsite data to guide a project to its successful and profitable completion.

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Daily logs are also essential for safety and risk management. If there’s ever an incident or accident on the jobsite, the daily log is used to verify and document what occurred. Daily logs are stored for years in case they’re needed to research safety or HR incidents, prove regulatory compliance, document claims, support litigation, or resolve payment issues.

Yet many daily logs are still handwritten on paper. This makes it difficult or impossible to go through records months or years later. It also explains why many people view the daily log as a time-consuming activity. And why many daily logs are missing important details. Automating the daily log is the solution.

Automate Daily Logs using QR Code Check-In

Automating the daily log saves money and protects contractors from a dozen risks. At the entry of the jobsite, everybody checks in using their mobile phone to scan a QR code on a jobsite poster, or by scanning their QR code badge. Mobile devices act as a digital identifier, complete with geographical verification.

Beyond a basic check in, you can do much more for safety and workforce management. Show training videos, confirm PPE and jobsite safety awareness. Capture visitor agreement to safety and compliance waivers.

Workers can create a profile including certifications, licenses, training history, and attendance at Tool Talks.

Check in data and responses are immediately, securely and permanently stored in the cloud . This makes the data available now and in the future for analysis, verification or legal evidence.

Supervisors, project and safety managers also use digital check in to securely communicate important messages to the field such as changes in jobsite configuration, visitor arrivals, material delivery times, or safety awareness of weather conditions,

Anyone on a jobsite can record notes or upload pictures or videos for more complete details on every project. And if check out is enabled, supervisors have verification of their time on site and can confirm their health and safety as they leave.

Most general contractors report that automating the daily log saves at least $2 per check in and hours every day. Supervisors save time spent rekeying information into a spreadsheet or other software. Automation eliminates the need to track down supervisors for daily logs.

Daily Log Automation for Construction Executives

While the daily log is usually the responsibility of a manager on a jobsite, the daily log data are used throughout the firm. Construction managers in accounting, HR, risk, and project management need visibility. The daily log is essential to unite HQ and field operations and protect the bottom line.

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“I can control fast-changing screening and safety verification requirements easily from anywhere saving me a lot of time. Employees scan the QR code, answer questions, and know if they have access or not.”

Rod Courtney
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Ampirical

Automating the Daily Log is Essential for Digital Transformation

Many general contractors started using digital check in at the beginning of the pandemic for health screenings and private contact tracing. Now they’re using digital check in to accelerate digital transformation.

When you connect field data with HQ software, you have a more comprehensive view of company operations. You can reduce costs and risks throughout the firm.

GCs that are starting or in the middle of digital transformation will score quick wins by digitizing daily check ins and automating the daily log. And field operations data will be essential to exploiting future AI technologies.