Commercial construction company, Marra Construction, is known for its solutions-focused approach to project management. With ten projects underway at any time, Marra has a team of 50 permanent staff supported by a large contractor workforce.
For Health and Safety Manager Bradley Debnam, a strong safety culture is a big part of what sets Marra Construction apart. Shortly after joining Marra, Bradley asked all the Site Managers about the biggest constraint in managing site safety. Bradley discovered that Site Managers ran two 40-minute inductions each day. These necessary tasks were not only time-consuming, but they were also a barrier to contractors being able to start their work when they were ready, as they had tobe on-site for either the early morning induction or one later in the day.
To keep their sites safe, Marra Construction had well-established health and safety processes, such as signing into sites on arrival and hazard reporting. Still, being paper-based meant they couldn't easily see who was on-site at any point. Additionally, delays in managing paperwork for hazards and near-misses prevented immediate visibility of issues which then slowed down rolling out remedies or training.
Marra Construction needed a better system for managing inductions, site sign-ins, and hazard and near-miss reporting – to save time, provide better visibility, and deliver on daily health and safety commitments expected by their contractors, staff, and business leaders.