With Smart Safety Tags you can increase safety compliance dramatically by moving some of the safety checks to the people that are actually on site instead of relying solely on safety managers or site inspectors.
You do this by using Smart Safety Tags which you can stick, hang or mount to any location, asset or vehicle. Staff, site managers or safety inspectors can scan these smart safety tags with their mobile phone and perform safety checks there and then.
If for example you have scaffolding on your site, you can hang up a Smart Safety Tag. You can than ask contractors to scan these tags before using the scaffolding. Not only do you know who has last used it but you also know who last performed a safety check. If anything happens you have all the incident data you will ever need.
You can add a Smart Safety Tag at a cold room. This way staff cleaning or entering the storeroom can scan this tag and perform a safety check. You can do the same for your vehicle safety checks. Simply stick a tag somewhere in the vehicle and person driving the vehicle can scan this tag and fill out the vehicle safety check.
These safety tags can have different safety checklists depending on the role of the person. This means a contractor can have a different checklist than the site manager or the site inspector. One safety smart tag can track all your safety needs from ad-hoc safety checks to weekly inspections to yearly audits.
It can be a bit daunting at the moment to return to work. Therefore as employers, facility managers or HR managers, we need to do everything to make our staff feel safe.
This is why we are extending our range by introducing the PivotCentral Safe at Work Checkpoint. This is a checkpoint tag which staff can scan or tap with their mobile to see the last time that a specific location was cleaned.
It’s great that governments worldwide are relaxing the epidemic lock down rules. This of course creates a new challenge for facility managers, who will have to implement new protocols within their facilities.
As facility mangers we all have areas within the buildings we manage
that have a very low foot traffic. The toilet in the basement, the
closet size meeting room or the unoccupied office at the end of the
In the post Covid world, there will be nothing more important than Proof of Service. We will all be under more scrutiny than ever to make sure that all health and safety policies are actually implemented. Ensuring the health and safety of staff, contractors and visitors on site will gain intensive attention from all interested parties. And having the right policy in place will no longer be enough.
IoT or Internet of Things is the use of internet connected devices to
manage your building. It allows you to turn a building from a passive
bystander into a smart participator. Some parts of your building are
already connecting to the internet and sending data in real-time. This
data is used by smart facility managers to make critical decisions.
In today’s world, it is all about tractability. Who did what, where
and when. Too often we need to compromise with customers about what was
done and what was not done. This is what the lack of tractability
gives. It is their word against the customer’s and too often, we need to
accept the customer’s view.
After hiring the right staff, zoning is probably the next most important step in good facility management. Zones make it easier for everybody to understand where they have to be and what they have to do.