Policies, procedures and training are part of every safety program. When they reach the field, safety policies and procedures often turn into paper-based manuals, check lists and forms. And, as anyone who has worked in the field knows, it’s tough to check the manual, review the check list and fill out forms when you’re in the middle of a large construction, maintenance or installation project. As a result, procedures are sometimes ignored – and the potential for an accident (or OSHA safety violation) increases.
There is a way however, to encourage that field personnel follow established safety procedures (and fill out those forms) – a mobile field service management app! Using a field service management app (like FieldAware), companies can mobilize safety processes and procedures and enable field technicians to fill out editable PDF forms on their smartphone or tablet (a lot less bulky, faster and easier to use than paper-based forms!).
Additionally, field technicians can use their smartphone or tablet to verify that a task or process was completed by taking a photo – or even a video – that includes a date and timestamp. Finally, completion of the safety procedure can require sign-off by a crew lead – or a customer – and that sign-off can be attached to every work order or invoice.
Of course, a decrease in the number of safety (and OSHA) violations isn’t the only reason to use a mobile field service management app like FieldAware. Mobile field service management apps also include:
- Work order management
- Scheduling and dispatch
- Asset management
- Customer management
- And much, much more
So, if your company is looking for a way to reduce accidents on job sites and increase compliance with company (and OSHA) safety standards, a mobile field service management app just might be the way to do it! To learn more, contact us at 800-935-0736 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or download our white paper Safety First in the Field.