Where’s Your Worker?

Technology can help track the location of workers to improve productivity and safety. This can reduce the number of incidents that happen on a jobsite, while also reducing the number of claims and worker compensation costs. It can also heighten efficiency.

This type of technology can come in many different forms. Some examples of how worker tracking is impacting the construction industry include:

  • ID Cards and Tracking Solutions: ID cards and tracking solutions can improve security and create an easy verification process for personnel. This can come in many different forms including RFID (radio-frequency identification), barcode and more.

The technology helps site managers identify and verify personnel quickly. This can also reduce fraudulent activities by barring disqualified workers from entering. The technology also helps with auditing purposes.

Mobile Timesheets

Another option to track workers is GPS (global positioning system)-enabled time tracking and scheduling solutions. There are many apps and software solutions available to track worker time. Many of the solutions can punch workers in and out of a project based on geofencing technology.

This gives companies a central repository to delegate tasks, communicate with employees and improve employee timesheets and schedules.

Safety Management Software

Often safety-management software has features for recordkeeping. This enables companies to record, track and analyze workplace incidents and generate regulatory reports. Safety-management software enables companies to better track and manage their organization’s incident data, recording near misses, vehicle incidents, injuries and security incidents.

While these are only a few examples, worker-tracking and monitoring technology continues to advance, giving construction companies the ability to answer the question: where’s your worker?

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