Collaboration is an integral part of any business team’s success. Without it, tasks may take longer to finish, and inefficiency, confusion, and miscommunication might occur. The good news is, especially for those in the electrical, construction, and mining industries, our QuickSafety app can help boost collaboration within the team.
Here we discuss how one app can effectively increase collaboration, and the resulting advantages of this achievement.
Coordinated Collaboration and Competitiveness
In the electrical, mining, and construction industries, efficiency and clear communication set industry leaders apart from the rest of the pack. It is particularly important for those working in trades and other specialised professions to be able to share their knowledge in order to facilitate larger projects.
Whether as part of a crew or as multi-disciplinary partners working in tandem, electricians, contractors, and other tradespeople rely on fellow team members to do their respective duties.
A stellar team is armed with the capability to quickly validate information, ensure that standards are met, and relay necessary instructions and alerts to team members with minimal downtime. The group works like the proverbial well-oiled machine with all working parts in harmony. Queries can be answered in a timely fashion, without needing to look for reference materials and certificates. Updates can be uploaded in real-time so that upcoming phases can run seamlessly.
When team members have what they need at their fingertips whenever they need it, what the client sees is a proficient, well-organised, knowledgeable team of professionals who can do the best job in the optimal time. And when there’s ready access to information and regular communication, true collaboration can be achieved, resulting in a host of other benefits.
At QuickSafety, we set out to streamline many of the essential—but often tedious and time-consuming—administrative and information management tasks to enable tradespeople and related businesses to focus time and efforts on their projects and not get bogged down in paperwork and miscommunication.
Ideally, teams should be able to pre-plan jobs and manage project tasks, so everyone is where they need to be, synchronised, and prepared to carry out project phases smoothly and efficiently. If certificates and other reference documents are accessible and can be updated or validated 24/7, users can always stay on—and work from—the same page.
A tool that can integrate with existing business management systems would give users a head start, instead of having to spend time on training. If it automatically syncs across the users’ devices, instantaneous communication can occur without having to worry about catching up with updates. Since network ranges are limited, the ability to store data offline is important as this allows team members to keep information and conveniently upload it when they are back online, enabling the rest of the team to access data when needed. Finally, in today’s tech-savvy world, companies are switching to electronic repositories for project documents and digital tools to take care of task management.
QuickSafety handles all of this, and more.
Filing compliance certificates and other statutory requirements is an important component of the job for a number of trades. Without the proper sign-off and confirmation of regulatory compliance, a business or a professional is not only at risk of legal liability and sanctions, but may also compromise contingent project phases and timelines. Plus, ensuring safety is always key—accomplishing compliance tasks and meeting safety standards should always be a goal. The inability to do so not only affects the quality of work but also your reputation.
It is important for me to have a system that allows users to file all necessary compliance documents and provide a safe, orderly place to store and archive certificates for whatever duration the industry legislation requires (five years in Australia, seven in New Zealand). Electricians, for example, could be assured that they are meeting AS/NZS 3000 Standards and within the time limits, since QuickSafety sends alerts when requirements have not been met.
Take a closer look at what the QuickSafety app—available on iTunes for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices—can do for you. Sign up with QuickSafety now and boost your business’ collaborative capabilities.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. My team, and I, always look forward to hearing from you.