In the fast-paced and high-risk environment of construction sites, ensuring a skilled and safety-conscious workforce is paramount to project success and your finances.The challenge, however, lies in finding a streamlined approach to manage site inductions for each worker and distributing wide array of safety knowledge, all while making sure that every worker knows the specifics of safety for their tasks at hand. Fortunately, with Werk the future is bright with the emergence of an integrated worker competency and safety knowledge assessment. In this article, we delve into the myriad of possibilities of this transformative system.
Safety assessments and site site inductions in one place
Construction sites are hazardous environments, demanding strict adherence to safety protocols. This is why Werk has built safety tests that can identify any worker’s actual safety knowledge when they arrive on your site. Testing has several anti-cheat measures and is trade specific, allowing you to effectively start reducing safety incidents. No more need for the site manager to worry about whether workers have read the safety materials, you get an overview of every person’s real safety knowledge when they step onto your site. The integrated platform ensures safety training is at the forefront of every new hire's journey.
Workforce competency assessments
Errors and rework can be costly in any industry but in construction 4-5% on average of each project’s total costs are spent on rework. For a main contractor with 10 ongoing projects that already amounts to millions in lost profit. Knowing that half of rework is caused by unqualified people on sites lets you envision how much you could increase profits if you could control the quality of the workforce and mitigate any skills related risks before they occur. For example, an otherwise good tiler might be bad at waterproofing. By knowing this beforehand you make sure this worker’s skills are used in the right place and the project stays on schedule. By using Werk, main contractors and site managers gain access to a wealth of information, from competency assessment results to training progress and safety records. Analyzing this data provides valuable insights into workforce capabilities and performance trends.
Analytical data on your subcontractors performance
The integrated platform enables main contractors to effectively evaluate the capabilities of subcontractors and their workforce. Through workforce assessments and quick access to data on one platform it becomes possible to assess a subcontractor’s performance and experience and gain an understanding of their abilities. Armed with data through Werk, main contractors can compare subcontractors, manage safety training reporting and take action when risks are flagged related to incompetent workers on site - all on one platform.
The possibilities presented by an integrated site inductions, workforce competency assessment, and safety training platform are directly resulting in a safer work environment and timely completion of projects. This all-in-one solution streamlines skills identification, simplifies worker onboarding, and prioritizes safety, leading to a more competent, efficient, safety-conscious workforce that can reduce the risk of accidents and lower financing risks.
As Werk we look to the future of the construction industry, embracing this transformative platform promises to bring greater success, reduced risks, and improved project outcomes. For main contractors, investing in such an integrated system will undoubtedly lead to a brighter and more prosperous future for the construction sector as a whole.
Discover the future of construction workforce management with Werk's integrated platform - Contact us now to explore the possibilities of competency assessment, onboarding, and safety training in one place!