This construction firm saves 1,500 man hours per year with SafetyCulture (formerly iAuditor).
NA Group is a civil construction company out of Australia specializing in infrastructure who use SafetyCulture platform to report on project progress, conduct toolbox talks, and monitor safety on site.
NA employees generally work at night on road maintenance, when traffic is quieter, but this also leads to lower visibility. Joshua Philpott, NA Group Safety Officer, says there is the constant threat of danger on a roadworks site. The workers always need to be aware of their surroundings and have extra precautions in place. NA barricades the work zone, pays close attention to traffic control, and uses radio communication for reversing traffic. There are a lot of aspects that go into a safe work site, and it’s difficult to keep them all in mind each day, which is where SafetyCulture helps. NA Group Director, Nick Argyropoulos, has always believed in the importance of safety, highlighted by the company’s win in the 2012 WorkCover NSW SafeWork Awards for best workplace health and safety practices in a small business.
“I have a commitment to my people to get them home safe, as well as the road users. Safety is my number one priority.” Nick Argyropoulous, NA Managing Director
NA Group can perform audits on mobile devices in the field.
Before NA Group implemented SafetyCulture platform, they performed inspections on paper. Reports had to be written up, filed, scanned, and sent off to the client. All of these procedures meant extra work and extra time. NA Group decided to implement SafetyCulture platform across all their job sites. “The client never used to get that paperwork the following day, it would probably be the day after by the time we put together all the reports and actually emailed it across, whereas now by 10 am, it’s in their inbox ready to go,” Nick says. The SafetyCulture platform rollout was a success, which, according to HSE Manager Peter Giannos, was made quick thanks to how easy the app is to use.
“SafetyCulture has saved us about 1,500 man hours per year. That’s a huge efficiency gain.” Nick Argyropoulous, NA Managing Director
“A lot of people in NA Group are not particularly tech savvy. SafetyCulture has been very user friendly and we’ve managed to get even our older staff and less tech savvy staff using it quite easily. It hasn’t been a chore at all to get them trained up,” Peter says. NA Group now run their entire job site on SafetyCulture. They are able to document all their processes including taking a photo then and there on their device. This improved level of organization allows NA Group to get through their work quicker and get the roads open earlier. This is especially important when we consider how expensive a late road opening can be for the firm. “We’re likely to incur thousands of dollars for every five minute increment that we’re late off the road,” Nick says.
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