Behind the innovative solution lies a cloud-based system consisting of numerous modules that support the coordination of relevant safety measures of construction activities in real time and ensure efficient networking of all parties involved. “The system, which is tailored to the customer’s specific requirements and individually configured by us, guides users through daily safety tasks and provides the necessary information along with descriptive photos, videos or construction and site plans,” explains Vincent Grijfrath, Manager Sales & Business Development at DEKRA Industrial Safety in the Netherlands. This way, risks, incidents and safety measures taken or urgently to be taken can be bundled, controlled and evaluated on a central platform. The information is available on- and off-site both to the HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) experts and the project managers and specialists on their smart devices such as tablets or smartphones. This provides real-time insight into the site safety status.
Incident prevention on any level
“Being able to access the easy-to-use and well-structured DEKRA Safety Platform from anywhere and get an overview of construction progress and potential safety risks is great added value for us,” says Gert Olde Hanter, Senior Safety Advisor at KH Engineering. Considering the fact that he personally can’t be present at all the various construction sites every day, the digital tool with the DEKRA GO app as an essential component makes daily work immensely easier. “This way, we know the status quo on the construction site, can see if something isn’t running optimally at any time and thus can react immediately,” continues Gert Olde Hanter. At the same time, everyone involved can see the potential danger posed by an identified risk, such as poor site cleaning or inadequately secured scaffolding, what action needs to be taken in a specific case and who is assigned the task in question. So everyone knows what they have to do. Finally, it is also possible to record when a measure is considered completed. “All this proactively contributes to a safe construction site and optimized processes at all levels, especially since our customers and contractors also have access to the tool and make active use of it,” says the safety advisor.