Covid-19: Leveraging Technology for a Safer Construction Environment

Following the goverment’s latest announcement, the construction industry has been encouraged to continue working through the second national lockdown. With COVID cases continuing to rise, embracing technology is key to emerging from the pandemic with projects on budget, and on time.

We want to help our customers adopt digital processes as fast as fast as possible. Digitalising and streamlining these processes not only promotes more efficent time management and allows staff to be more effective, it keeps sites safe and operational. Championing these smart changes to daily tasks will give businesses a much greater chance of hitting milestones and achieving positive results on site.

We’ve put together some digital processes that are quick to implement but also help build a safer COVID working environment:


Facial and Thermal Recognition Access control

– Less touch points with the same level of security
– Able to monitor operative’s temperatures prior to accessing site
– Efficent entry

Digital Briefings

– Avoid congrestion in shared spaces
– Saftey notifications
– Operatives can answer key Covid questions before attending site

Digital Permits

– Avoid congrestion in shared spaces
– Reduction of interaction of multiple people with the same document 
– Allows for remote oversight and approvals where possible

Contact Tracing Tags

– Fully linked with our Time and Attendance platform to allow for rapid contact tracing
– Review every point of contact between operatives in an instant
– Social distancing enforcement and zoning possible

Zone Contol with DataTouch

– Use DABS to inform COVID planning decisions

Dashboards and Reporting

– Heatmapping
– Visual dashboards to allow teams to identify pinch points and stagger access times accordingly