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How the smartphone is changing construction safety - empowering workers to be digital

14 Mar 2019
  • Research by McKinsey shows that construction is among the world’s least digitized industries and that “large projects across asset classes typically take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget."
  • The advent of the smartphone means there is more technology on site and in the pockets of workers than ever before (87% of workers on have a smartphone*)
  • 'Top down' software still dominates procurement and implementation playbooks. Principal contractors are equipped with digital tools to manage jobs better but are not taking full advantage by leveraging the tech on site at the worker level to help create a network of devices that enable sites to run safer and more productively. 
  • Building this network with the technology om site (the smartphone in everyone's pocket) offers the opportunity to provide visibility into:
    • composition of workforce
    • operator identification (interface with plant and machinery)
    • headcount monitoring
    • per worker safety alerts
    • evacuation and nurse call
    • actionable insights based on big data  
Ewi Stephens , Senior HSEQ Advisor - Renascent Australia (NSW)
Lisa Dart , Company Systems Manager - Project Coordination Australia
Nick Wodzinski, Partnerships and Growth - SignOnSite
Shane Morgan , National Procurement Manager - SHAPE

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