A new mobile solution has been specifically developed for the construction sector, which aims to speed up and simplify the site inspection process.
WorkMobile, an award winning mobile solutions and data capture service, has developed a new app that allows tradespeople to easily collect, monitor and share data to improve business processes such as site inspections.
Replacing paper forms, WorkMobile Construction allows construction workers to capture data in real-time through mobile forms that can be accessed via the users’ smartphones, tablets, laptops or PCs.
With many UK construction businesses now having to cut operational costs and improve efficiencies, adopting cloud service and mobile technology allows firms to become more agile and provides a distinct competitive advantage when winning tenders and contracts, both in the public and private sectors.
WorkMobile Construction’s flexible form designer allows users to create mobile forms relevant to the specific contract including site inspections, health and safety forms and timesheets for all contractors on site.
Forms can be quickly deployed to mobile devices, and amended from contract to contract, allowing staff to receive electronic forms directly from the contractor out in the field to back–offices systems in real-time.
By reducing the need for paperwork, the app helps to reduce user errors, prevent damage and loss, and save time and money.
Colin Yates, business programmes director at WorkMobile, said: “Construction projects usually involve the co-ordination of a great number of people, materials and components. And site inspections are a crucial part of ensuring that the work progresses as intended, and comply with health and safety regulations.
“To ensure construction projects run as smoothly as possible, WorkMobile Construction has been developed to improve the workflow, quality and performance of this type of work by reducing the need of laborious paper work, which can be lost or inaccurate.
“All manner of data can be captured, including date and time, location, photos and signatures, on or offline. Job forms can be sent out to employees and contractors to issue instructions and command site inspection data as quickly as possible. And they can be quickly and accurately completed and returned to the central office, geo-location and time-stamped, so that businesses know precisely when and where a person was when they returned the form.
“By embracing this type of digital technology, construction firms can help to improve their businesses efficiency and operational return on investment.”
WorkMobile Construction is ideal for any business application regardless of size or vertical, whether it’s an electrical installation company with three employees or a national construction firm, servicing millions, with thousands of contractors working out in the field. Businesses are able to add an unlimited number of mobile workers to the account – whether they are full time or contractors – and build as many forms as needed.
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