Use Jobsite Data For Construction Risk Management

by | Nov 8, 2023

Jobsite Data Benefits Construction Risk Management

construction risk management

Control risk at the perimeter.

Insurers are the critical partner for construction risk management. But too often they are left out of construction technology (contech) discussions. That’s a big mistake.

Safe Site Check In recently had an in-depth discussion with a major multi-line construction insurer. Result? Our jobsite management data will prove a win-win for both field operations and insurers. Eventually, jobsite data could affect underwriting decisions and pricing! Here’s how:

Construction Risk Management and Cost Benefits

Jobsite FunctionsSSCI Cost BenefitsConstruction Risk Management Benefits
Daily Log AttendanceSSCI digitally captures all relevant onboarding, screening, check-in and check-out event data and automatically creates the daily log report. Savings of over $2.50 per check-in by automating tasks previously performed by superintendents, field engineers, safety and project managers.Lowers claim processing costs for both Contractor and Carrier. Digital technology improves data quality, timeliness, accuracy, and availability vs paper. Unlike paper, data is password protected, cannot be modified and permanently cloud stored. Confirm all workers present at an incident. Validate claimant’s time on site. Reduce reliance on memory. 
Jobsite SecuritySuperintendents need to know who's on site, why, for what reason, for how long, approved and authorized by whom. Reduces claims originating from unauthorized jobsite access. E.g., asset damage or theft, loss of intellectual property or confidentiality, unprepared or untrained workers & subcontractors.
Workforce ManagementJobsite workers can be employees, subcontractors or vendors but field managers rarely know all their employers, skills and legal employment status. SSCI makes worker profile data, images and documents available to field managers. Field managers can make more effective task assignments and accelerate skills development.Reduces claims originating from untrained workers or poor task assignments. Enables better decision making by field managers.
Worker OnboardingIdentify authorized project workers by name, phone and email. Provide them with a personal QR badge.Collect employer, skills and other profile data into a password protected account. Capture required waivers. Present training videos.Reduces claims originating from anonymous workers. Real identity, access permissions, authorization and auditing are essential to security and safety.  Digital technology improves high data quality, timeliness, accuracy, and availability.
Security Screening & BadgingDigital badges identify onboarded workers for easy check-in and check-out. Easy as boarding an airplane, even easier than ordering at a restaurant using any device. Accommodates phoneless workers and non-English speakers.Jobsite check-in access control data proves compliance with security plans. Superintendents are alerted of any access or screening exceptions. Authorized entrants receive a one-use green QR badge on their phone. Better security compliance correlates with fewer claims and incidents.
Safety ScreeningRemind workers of PPE and other safety requirements. Advise them of changing conditions (e.g., fall risk). Alert superintendents of any exceptions.Jobsite screening and onboarding data proves compliance with the project’s safety plan by all employees, subcontractors and visitors. Both screening questions and answers are captured, Proves delivery of safety requirements, training and waivers occurred during check-in. Better safety compliance correlates with fewer claims and incidents.
Safety Training in the fieldRecord attendance at tool talks and other field training sessions. Online access to safety data sheets and other documents to all workers and visitors.Jobsite training attendance data proves compliance with the project’s safety plan. Proves attendance at in-person safety training or video viewing. Better safety compliance correlates with fewer claims and incidents.
Incident, Accident and Risk ReportingCapture text, voice or image reports to site supervisors immediately. Initiate OSHA workflows with better data faster.Daily log jobsite observations and check-out data improves timeliness of incident reporting. Workers can report conditions using their phones during shifts. “Check-out without injury” reduces after the fact incidents or claims.
Emergency CommunicationsMessages delivered via text and email to everyone who has checked in.Real-time jobsite worker communications enables  emergency messaging to all site workers. Essential to any site safety plan.
Jobsite risk managementSuperintendents receive alerts for any number of check-in or check-out conditions such as visitor, new worker or unauthorized worker arrival.Superintendents get alerts of new worker or visitor arrivals and/or screening failures. Field managers have better control over large sites with many workers and awareness of visitors and vendors.
Daily LogCheck in/out event data is permanently cloud stored in real time, password protected, accessible only by the Contractor.Superintendents and safety managers can monitor multiple sites without travel. Field managers have better awareness of sites with few workers even when not physically present.
Subcontractor managementSubcontractors can be onboarded like employees, or delegated the onboarding duties.Subcontractor screening and onboarding data proves compliance with the project’s safety plan. Both screening questions and answers are captured. Proves that subcontractors comply with safety requirements, training and waivers.
Project Reporting and AnalyticsData can be exported to spreadsheets or databases, or integrated with project management software.Archive data enables trend monitoring, security and safety plan audits. Such data could eventually extend to underwriting decisions and pricing.

Digital Jobsite Management Has a Great Business Case & Reduces Construction Risks

Safe Site Check In has proven hard cost savings via automation combined with efficiency benefits for your entire field project team. And better construction risk management could turn around construction’s long productivity and safety slump.

Launched in 2020 initially for the Construction industry, Safe Site Check In saves superintendents, project, safety and cost managers hours a day including:

  • Worker onboarding, badging & training,
  • Safety and Security screening,
  • Daily log creation and archival,
  • Safety training, communications & documents,
  • Project management integration,
  • Remote site monitoring,
  • Worker skills and profiles,
  • Hourly wage and invoice validation,
  • Incident and claims processing.

Beyond Construction, Safe Site Check In is now used by many safety-critical industries: Utilities, Manufacturers, Warehouses, Assisted Living,  Event venues, Media production and Healthcare.

Safe Site Check In is a web app accessed using any device. Affordable subscriptions are by jobsite for an unlimited number of users. Free trials and volume discounts available.