It’s no secret: construction sites are busy places. Depending on the scale of your site, you could be playing host to hundreds of people on a daily basis – many of whom will be subcontractors working on your site for the first time.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) points out that suitable site inductions must be provided for every site worker during the period that construction work is carried out, highlighting that it should:
- Be site specific, and;
- Highlight any particular risks (including those listed in Schedule 3 of the CDM 2015 Regulations) and control measures that those working on the project need to know about.
Whilst site inductions of this nature are mandatory, the productivity of your workers is also paramount to the overall success of your project.
In this post, we explore how you can speed up the site induction process, allowing you to maximise your site’s productivity, streamline your processes and ultimately increase your profits.
On-Site Inductions Take Up A Lot Of Time…
On-site inductions can take up to an hour each day to complete. That’s 5 hours a week, 20 hours a month and around, wait for it, 240 hours a year…
You don’t need us to tell you how much 240 hours may cost you.
There is, however, an answer to gaining back this lost time, and it comes in the form of pre-enrolment.
What is Pre-Enrolment For My Construction Site?
Put simply, pre-enrolment is an online induction system which workers can access via a phone, tablet or desktop from the comfort of their own home – prior to beginning work on site.
It creates a centralised database of workers’ information and ensures the consistent delivery of induction information so that workers are more than prepared for their day.
How Can I Get Pre-Enrolment Software For My Construction Site?
You can either purchase the software as a separate package or integrate it with your access control turnstile.
We strongly recommend the latter as you’ll be benefitting from both enhanced access control measures AND pre-enrolment software, meaning you’ll have all the benefits of effective access control and the productivity gain from remote pre-enrolment.
How Does Pre-Enrolment Integrate With My Access Control Turnstile?
If you read last week’s post, you’ll know that turnstiles have come a long way since their primitive beginnings, offering a wealth of benefits including:
- Temperature checking
- Contactless access (via face recognition)
- Fingerprint and keycard access
- Time & attendance
- H&S, fire & emergency
- CCTV integration
The list goes on.
Amongst this, the free pre-enrolment facility that some access control turnstiles provide is fast becoming one of the most sought after features in increasing efficiencies on modern-day construction sites.
Prior to attending site for the first time, workers receive an email with a link. This prompts them to download a free app in order to complete the induction training. Upon completion, they’ll be given a unique QR code, which grants them access to your construction site via the turnstile.
The Little-Known Secret That’s Increasing Productivity On Construction Sites
It’s not specifically the pre-enrolment software that’s increasing site efficiencies, it’s the means by which it is accessed.
And that’s through a high-performance biometric turnstile system.
To learn more about how a turnstile from Secure Site can help your site run more smoothly, improve your site productivity and increase your profit margins, speak to an expert today.