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Do you manage safety in a manufacturing plant or on a construction site? When it comes to managing hazardous sites, you could be missing a simple step…
Manufacturing plants and construction sites are some of the most hazardous worksites around. As a result, an EHS team’s number one priority is to ensure everyone returns home safely at the end of the working day.
As technology improves, it’s important to re-visit your processes regularly. Not only could you be missing out on simple steps to improve safety for your teams, but you could be missing easy wins. By automating the processes that keep the people working in dangerous areas safe, you’ll have peace of mind your hazardous zone management is taken care of. Plus, you’ll be able to easily report on this great work when meeting with management.
Let’s take a look at some of the technology you could be missing out on.
WhosOnLocation allows you to track, monitor, and report on who is on-site at any given time – great for managing hazardous sites. Looking beyond traditional visitor management, it’s packed with features designed to help keep your employees and contractors safe. These include lone worker management, SOS alerts, and geolocation tracking (to name but a few).
Our latest update means one of our most powerful features is now even easier (and cost-effective) to deploy.
Our Interzone kiosk feature has been widely used by manufacturing and construction customers for a number of years for managing hazardous sites. This feature allows you to place a self-serve ‘kiosk’ (usually an iPad or tablet) at the entrance to hazardous zones. This means anyone entering the zone must log their details before moving into the high-risk area.
For larger facilities, it wasn’t always practical to place and maintain expensive hardware at every access point. For instance, imagine a manufacturing plant with over 50 doors, or a construction site with outdoor access points.
We’ve solved this in our latest rollout, allowing customers to print QR codes onto posters instead. Place these posters at each entry and exit point for a cost effective and practical solution. Anyone signing in to hazardous areas can scan these codes on their smartphone, and complete the sign-in process from their browser.
We’ll use a manufacturing plant as an example. Let’s say your plant has a number of factories.
By setting up a different QR code poster for each factory, you can ensure you meet the needs of each environment and manage your hazardous sites effectively. For example, you could tailor the questions you ask during the sign in process, and the automated alerts you receive. For example:
Unlike our online, touchless kiosks, the QR code on our posters can only be refreshed manually, by printing a new poster.
To ensure your QR codes are used only as intended, and to minimize the risk of misuse, we recommend printing a new QR code poster once a month.
You can enable as much or as little of this functionality as you like – our Help Center articles will walk you through the process. Don’t forget, our world-class support team is always on hand when required, too.