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TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

IMPROVING JOBSITE SAFETY
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT
BY DEBRA WOOD

DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING with

iAuditor from SafetyCulture allows construction managers to quickly recognize
and correct hazards to improve jobsite
safety.
"We created an app that was focused
on empowering the front-line people and
giving them the ability to create a digital
workflow," says Luke Anear, founder and
CEO of SafetyCulture in Sydney, Australia.
"This is giving construction companies
real-time visibility of their operations
on site. They can share that information
quickly as reports are done automatically."
Contractors can set up the inspection forms they want to use and comply
with the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration for the type of work being
done. SafetyCulture iAuditor features a
library with more than 60,000 templates.
Users can place reminders in the audit
specific to that job or location and set up
alerts to notify a supervisor the moment
an issue is identified.
"I like the ability to make it your own,"
says Mike Gimpel, an AECOM environmental, safety & health specialist, working on the Caterpillar Global Services
Project, with more than 600 people at 30
Caterpillar facilities. AECOM is a member
of multiple AGC chapters.
"It's crucial to remain in contact with
all of those guys," Gimpel says.
AECOM began using SafetyCulture
iAuditor two years ago for workplace and
other safety inspections. But now it uses
it to manage the entire safety program.
Management can review audits by members of their team.
Gimpel estimates it took supervisors
two hours to complete a safety audit on
paper and document it by inputting the
information into a spread sheet. Now, with
SafetyCulture iAuditor, it takes minutes.
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"Your supervisors are in the field, and
that's where they need to be to keep your
guys safe," Gimpel says.
SafetyCulture iAuditor has GPS integration and will instantly add a location
to the checklist or a photo. End users can
highlight, draw or circle specific areas
or points-of-interest on a photo, making
communication between team members
and subcontractors easier. It can be used
for quality assessments as well as safety.
"It shows the customer how the work
was done," Anear says.
The app integrates with Salesforce and
SharePoint. People can add information
even when internet access is not available
and sync the checklist with SafetyCulture
when cellular service becomes obtainable again. The software works on Apple
and Android phones and tablets and on
desktop computers. A Windows version is
coming this year.
Gimpel says learning to use
SafetyCulture iAuditor is easy, even for

people who spent most of their lives in a
paper-based world.
"Ease of use drives the engagement,"
Anear says. "Even the most unlikely workers pick it up, use it and love it very quickly."
Anear estimates inspections not only
take less time but also increase the amount
of data collected.
"We want to make safety available to
every worker in the field," Anear says. ◆

iAUDITOR
221 Sturt Street
Townsville QLD 4810 Australia
U.S. - 816-787-1343
www.safetyculture.io
Free to use and create PDF files. Interested
contractors can try a paid plan for free
for 30 days. The cost is $9 per user per
month to unlock exporting to Word or
Excel. Advanced exporting allows direct
uploading to the construction firm's server.
It costs $9 per month to create full backups
and collaborate with teams.

People can mark up photos and upload them to SafetyCulture iAuditor.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
Simonson Says
Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
In Good Repair
‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
Technology Toolbox
Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
Connecting Community and Commuters
2016 Software Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
Constructor - November/December 2016 - cover1
Constructor - November/December 2016 - cover2
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 3
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 4
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 5
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 6
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 8
Constructor - November/December 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 10
Constructor - November/December 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - November/December 2016 - AGC’s CM-BIM Credential Program Turns Five
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 13
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 14
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 15
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 16
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 18
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 19
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Cultivate, Innovate, Accelerate at AGC’s 98th Annual Convention
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 21
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 22
Constructor - November/December 2016 - One School, One Instructor, One Student, You: A Workforce Development Campaign
Constructor - November/December 2016 - In Good Repair
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 25
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 26
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 27
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 28
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 29
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 30
Constructor - November/December 2016 - ‘Must-Have’ Technology Tools
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 32
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 33
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 34
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 36
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Project Collaboration Starts at the Top
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 38
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 39
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 40
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 41
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 42
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 43
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 44
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Connecting Community and Commuters
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 46
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 47
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 48
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 49
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 50
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 2016 Software Services Guide
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 52
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 53
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 54
Constructor - November/December 2016 - 55
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2016 - Final Inspection
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