When you work as an electrician or electrical contractor in mining, commercial construction, or in related fields, compliance is absolutely necessary. Proper compliance requires a great deal of attention to detail across a team, as well as careful record keeping and proper task management.
There is also a lot of competition for your corporate customers to choose from. If you can stand out from the rest of the pack, you can get more clients, resulting in bigger and steadier income streams and more opportunities to improve your reputation and achieve business success.
Importance of Standing Out
If you want to work with corporate or commercial customers, you need to set yourself apart. One way to do so is to make sure that you offer something different from the rest. This is where innovation comes in—offering innovation firsts in your products or services will allow you to attract more commercial clients. At first, the reason could simply be curiosity, but if you’re able to deliver something of value, you’ll be able to turn them into loyal customers.
Why Does Innovation Matter to Corporate Customers?
While all customers within the electrical, mining, and construction industries should care about compliance with electrical codes and safety regulations, it’s the corporate customers that have the most to lose if compliance standards are not met.
Corporate clients can put both their workers and the public in danger if equipment and processes are not in compliance with current standards. For these businesses, making sure that jobs are compliant and done properly in the first place is incredibly important. As such, they are looking for ways to get task management and compliance done right.
What Innovation Possibilities Exist in this Industry?
In industries that require strict adherence to electrical compliance and safety standards, traditional methods can involve having multiple people on-site, paper-based record keeping, and reliance on verbal communication between team members to ensure that all systems and processes are properly followed. While this may be the traditional way to do things, this also leaves room for miscommunication, allowing for costly errors.
If compliance and safety standards are not met, more accidents resulting from sub-par jobs can happen, leading to equipment damage, delay in work completion, and even injuries. And let’s not forget the hefty penalties and fines you’ll have to pay.
In this regard, having an effective task management tool that revolves around job planning and compliance is both innovative and functional. Having such a tool lets you hit two birds with one stone—you’re able to manage tasks more effectively and ensure you’re also meeting compliance requirements.
Of course, this innovation comes with several, more specific benefits. For example, such a tool can allow you to pre-plan jobs, allowing you and your team to better prepare and have an accurate work calendar. It can also make compliance in the electrical, mining, and construction industries easier, letting you lodge certificates of electrical compliance and keep the records for the required five years in Australia (seven in New Zealand). This is done digitally, which means you don’t have to deal with clutter, which brings its own set of benefits—another innovation that’s both interesting and functional.
The ability to manage compliance certificates and jobs can also be enhanced by leveraging the internet. Online connectivity and the ability to sync across all devices bring convenience in terms of communication and collaboration within the team. It also opens the door towards easier information access and sharing. By allowing members of your team to have access to the latest updates, you can help make sure they do their jobs with the right information at hand.
Of course, we shouldn’t be over reliant on the internet, so having offline capabilities is also a positive. Storing pertinent job and compliance details for later uploading once you’re within network range can prevent the loss of important information. This innovative product can also take care of the more technical aspects of electrical compliance, such as ensuring efficient inspections, testing, and electrical standard validation.
Case studies indicate that using these innovations can save companies $355 per month per electrician, simply by reducing inefficiencies and accidental errors. The legal protection offered by making sure that compliance is properly handled and records are maintained is also beneficial in terms of having a good business reputation and avoiding penalties.
The best part? We’re pleased to announce that an innovative platform that offers all the aforementioned benefits already exists—the QuickSafety app, the first of its kind in Queensland.
Let QuickSafety Help Today
At QuickSafety, it is our goal to help our clients meet their task management and compliance goals through the use of innovation and technology. This is why we created our app with these in mind: efficiency, collaboration, task management, and compliance.
The QuickSafety app allows you to manage compliance, plan and schedule tasks, and boost in-team communication, information access, and collaboration through its set of digital features. It’s certainly an innovative tool, one that clients can use to ensure compliance and allows them to do a better job in general and accomplish more.
QuickSafety is now available for download via Google Play (for Android devices) and iTunes (for iOS devices). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. My team and I are more than happy to help.