As we recognize Safety Week this year, the topic of safety has never been more top of mind. Since March, the construction industry has been tasked with increased challenges around how to not only keep workers safe from potential bodily harm on the jobsite, but also the entire staff safe from illness.
Many companies are using this time to reevaluate their in-house safety program to ensure there are measures in place to properly track, document, and educate their employees.
Diane Mike, a construction administrator at Erdman said this unique time has allowed their company to set up new processes that she felt would continue after the pandemic, making sites even safer, such as improved checklists, better tracking of people and heightened awareness.
A similar sentiment was shared by Nichole Carter, the Implementation and Adoption Manager at Big D Construction, who said that this time has allowed her company to find opportunities to engage with their partners to improve site security and safety by using tech.
Procore is committed to improving safety in construction, and we continue to work towards that commitment through providing educational resources and product development.
For the last four years, Procore has taken an active stance in helping construction companies build a stronger culture of safety by offering an online safety program. Each year, these courses are revamped to ensure the most relevant and up to date content.
Procore’s Safety Qualified Program launched earlier this year, despite Safety Week being postponed, in order to better serve the industry with needed training and resources.
These resources continue to be free and available to anyone in the industry and are designed to give construction professionals the tools they need to create a culture of safety and increase awareness on the jobsite.
The course is focused on information helpful for Contractors, Foreman, Supervisors, Superintendents, Subcontractor Managers, and Construction Managers -- who can look forward to 5 live-action courses that re-energize and unite project teams around the “why” of safety, instead of just the memorizing of rules and regulations.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive 5 continuing education units approved by many leading construction associations and a hard hat sticker as a representation of their commitment to safety, to themselves and to their project team. Each one of the five classes focuses on one of the top 5 OSHA safety violations. These include Lockout Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Scaffolding, Hazard Communication, Fall Protection.
Click here and get your entire team Procore Safety Qualified today.
Procore not only helps you accomplish your company’s safety goals with Procore’s Safety Qualified Program, but also with its best in class Quality and Safety product.
Over the last few months, Procore recently released various enhancements to the product in order to help customers adapt to the rapidly changing environment.
For Procore Quality and Safety users you can now quickly select multiple body parts in the Incidents tool at a granular level that is needed for accurate reporting and group incidents within the reporting tool to analyze trends. As well as add up to 10 custom fields to capture additional information to your unique business needs.
You now also have access to 10 new industry sourced inspection templates in Procore’s Inspection tool, ranging from Pre-Operational Equipment checklists, to SWPPP and Ladder Safety so you can help mitigate risk with templates sourced by OSHA, but also flexible enough to meet different project-specific requirements.
The latest enhancement, a new tool currently in open beta called Action Plans, delivers a complete picture of plan intentions, outcomes and supporting documentation by linking your compliance activities to your course of construction.
This agile tool allows you to access and take action on inspections, forms, specifications, drawings, documents, and submittals from one collaborative Action Plans tool. Turn over a complete picture of work and plan outcomes with construction action plan templates, signatory sign-off, and access to real-time, actionable documentation. For example you can create proactive programs and plan templates to roll out across projects, set work dependencies to ensure quality and safety standards are met, collect signatures throughout plan execution and set smart due dates per activity. Contact your Customer Support Manager if you would like to sign up.
Procore also offers 250+ integrations in the App Marketplace which includes dozens of partners in the Quality and Safety space. For example, MyComply allows General Contractors to easily exchange safety and compliance documentation with subcontractors on a project.
Another integration, Smartvid, creates automatic safety risk assessment reports that deliver cross project benchmarking and can identify leading risk indicators on your jobsite and share them across the organization.
While the state of the industry is constantly changing, the one thing that stays certain; safety is a top priority and Procore remains committed to providing the industry the tools to build in a safer environment. Take a step towards completing your company’s safety program goals today. Sign up for Procore’s Safety Qualified Program here or click here to learn more about Procore’s Quality and Safety Product.