CQ-born safety app to cut construction paperwork
The Projects One Safety Online app is designed to streamline the safety documentation process by allowing workers to complete compliance documents on the job site, on smart mobile devices, where they can see the hazards.
Projects One Safety Online co-founder Wendy Bishop said safety had become one of the most time-consuming aspects of running a small construction business and it was time to work smarter not harder.
“In many workplaces, the tedious process of completing safety paperwork means people cut corners or simply tick and flick, and the purpose of doing safety administration is lost,” Ms Bishop said.
“Every tradie needs to have a safety system in place, and we wanted to make the process simple.
“Creating Projects One Safety Online means we now have an interactive system which includes the whole team, providing the ability to discuss safety matters onsite with the team where and when it matters, recording Toolbox Meetings, Risk Assessments and Safe Work Method Statements, and receiving reminders to review and update documents as needed.
“From electricians to plumbers, brick layers to roofers, painters to plasterers, tradies across all facets of the construction industry can benefit from this application.”
The new platform was facilitated by Rockhampton Regional Council’s SmartHub, geared at helping start-ups maximise their early stage business success by offering collaboration and learning opportunities, monitoring and affordable workspaces.
Rockhampton acting Mayor Neil Fisher said it was very encouraging to see the SmartHub continuing to support and help create the businesses of the future.
“I praise the Projects One team for identifying a need for this kind of efficiency and simplicity across the construction sector,” Cr Fisher said.
“Safety should be the first thing we think about in everything we do, as everyone deserves to go home safe at the end of the day, each and every day.
“This is an extremely useful tool that puts safety in the spotlight, helping positively change the behaviour towards safety.”
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