Safety Signals Digest – Week of 10/5/2020
Keywords: Safety Technology, Construction Safety, OSHA, Construction Tech, Construction Workers’ Safety, Awards, Influencers, Podcasts
The SkillSignal team decided to do something different this week. To celebrate SkillSignal's 2 years, we got on the phone with our clients and asked them:
"SO... WHAT'S COOL ABOUT SKILLSIGNAL?"
FROM THE MOUTH OF OUR CLIENTS!
SkillSignal is growing fast: 300+ worksites across the country ; 11,000+ worker profiles and an increasing number of clients across Construction, Local Government and Manufacturing. The success is attributed to our unique productivity apps, but also to our deep commitment to solve client problems and provide peace of mind.
FOCUS ON PRODUCT by Boris M., Superintendent on projects in NY and NJ:
I started using SkillSignal in 2019, before the health crisis. It took me less than a day to get familiar with the system. It's intuitive for everyone: the app is made of tiles and each tile does something. It's impossible to get lost! My absolute favorite is the dedicated Supervisor app on my phone. It gives me instant access to the real-time information I need on the go: how many people on site, subcontractor information, worker profiles and access rights, reports, notes... everything is in 1 place all the time.
TOP EXPERIENCE: recently, we had a small fire on a jobsite. It was quickly under control, but we had some smoke and a persistent smell that made workers worried. In no time, we used SkillSignal to send a text message to the entire staff on the job, informing them about the situation. I noticed people instantly going back to work. That level of communication is only available with technology.
2. FOCUS ON EFFICIENCY by Paul S., Director Of Field Operations, NYC
When our Construction projects were allowed to reopen on June 8, everyone was anxious about addressing the new requirements, workers' wellbeing and managing the jobsite efficiently. During the first few weeks, stress in the field was going through the roof. I called SkillSignal on a Saturday and the entire software solution was operational on Monday morning! The morning process became instantly efficient and our paper process was converted to SkillSignal's mobile apps: health screening, PPE, temperature checks, tracing logs and time & attendance are now 100% automated.
TOP EXPERIENCE: Since June, we've reopened all our projects and SkillSignal is deployed on all of them. We had an incident on a project that resulted in stop-work order. With the data collected in SkillSignal, we were able to put together the requested information and reopened in record time.
3. FOCUS ON VALUE by Samantha F., Contractor Company Owner in Philadelphia PA:
My company hired SkillSignal over the Summer because I'm always eager to test new technology. Most of the products do not pass the ROI test. SkillSignal is different. Using the dedicated mobile apps, we've upgraded our entire orientation process: before coming to our projects, workers can upload their training cards, watch our safety videos and complete & sign the paperwork on their phone! With this function only, we've saved an estimated 25 to 30 hours of unproductive time every week. SkillSignal pays for itself!!
TOP EXPERIENCE: We've worked with the SkillSignal team to pilot their last enhancement on 2 jobs. We loved this collaboration and were impressed with the capacity of the speed with which SkillSignal applied our feedback. This functionality is a game changer because it allows our Supers and foremen to convert all the forms and documents to all-digital. From our toolbox talks, pre-shifts to JHA/JSA's, everything is processed, signed and stored in a central project library. We've dreamt about it for years & SkillSignal built it for us!!
WE HAVE THE BEST CLIENTS! THANK YOU FOR YOUR STORIES!!
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