ON!Track was developed from our deep understanding of the construction industry. We’ve been operating in the sector for over 75 years and our experience with our customers has shown that not only can our asset management solution offer an answer to the age-old problem of lost, stolen or misplaced tools and equipment, it can also have a significantly positive impact on productivity, effective warehouse management and asset optimisation to bring down costs, increase compliance and improve efficiency.
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Here are four ways ON!Track can help drive your construction productivity in your business.
1. Keep your projects on track
The ability to track all of your assets (such as scaffolding, tools, forklift trucks, generators and more) and their status anytime, anywhere, helps you meet customer expectations by keeping your projects on track and on budget.
This is achieved by using robust tags that can be applied to any item on site, as highlighted in a previous blog, which are then scanned and uploaded into our cloud-based software. Once set-up, you can track all of your equipment and certificates and add repair or maintenance schedules. Our motto is; if it can be tagged, it can be tracked!
On average, 90 hours a month are spent searching for assets across construction sites.
Thankfully, with ON!Track you’ll know exactly what equipment you have, what is available to use, where it is and who is using it. This will significantly reduce the time wasted looking for tools or chasing unnecessary paperwork.
The ON!Track solution keeps you informed with alerts and updates, so you won’t lose time to delays or getting supervisors or other staff involved in tracking items down. It also eliminates the chance of tools arriving on site from the warehouse in bad or unworkable condition.
There are various steps construction managers need to take to meet compliance - from ensuring employee certifications are up-to-date to checking that all equipment adheres to government standards and regulatory inspection and maintenance regimes.
ON!Track can ensure your staff and equipment meet compliance regulation by tracking certificates and maintenance dates. This means there’ll be no risk of sending people on site without the correct certification (for example a ‘PAL’ card) who consequently won’t be able to complete a job by law.
Employees are sent automated reminders before the due dates, making it easy to remain compliant with Health & Safety inspections and help you avoid the possibility of expensive fines and prosecution.
According to respondents in a recent survey, 92% of companies in the construction industry have experienced theft, with as many as 21% claiming that theft is a weekly problem in their business. One of the best ways to reduce the risk of theft is to have a clear record of all equipment and materials owned by your business.
While we cannot promise that theft won’t happen on your site, ON!Track can help you lower the risk by increasing accountability and transparency in the handling of all tools and machinery, since each item is tracked to a location and a responsible person. This encourages workers to take more care of their tools, leading to fewer lost or stolen items. That said, you of course need to make sure standard security measures are in place.