As construction projects grow in complexity, and profit margins shrink, project managers and construction site administrators are faced with juggling many mission-critical tasks including budgeting, scheduling, staffing, reporting, monitoring, payroll, and safety. It can be argued, that few are as important for the legal health of a construction firm as addressing the constantly changing compliance requirements and regulations all successful projects must follow.
Once you have a simple safety plan in place, creating a culture of safety is the easiest way to stay on top of constantly changing compliance requirements. Of course, building a culture of safety needs to be relatively simple in order to be effective. Making your safety plan overly complex will result in a decreased chance of success.
Ensuring Compliance in the Digital Age
One of many reasons for investing in construction monitoring solutions is to ensure compliance issues don’t lead to delays, safety concerns, or legal troubles before, during, and after the project is completed.
At first, blush, meeting regulatory compliance may seem like an impossible task given the busy schedules of your typical construction site administrator. Still, with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be. The first step in successfully managing compliance is to learn the regulations that govern your particular business. These regulations may include:
- General Construction Site safety regulations (OSHA standards)
- Construction Site Security
- Bonding requirements (vary by location)
- Background checks for all staff and workers
- Building codes (vary by location)
- Insurance requirements (vary by location)
- Union payroll agreements
- Lien research and requirements
- Contracts and agreements made between owners and all levels of the workforce including contractors and their subcontractors
These are all more easily managed with a construction site monitoring solution featuring tools that make reporting, monitoring, and data analysis easier and less time-consuming..
How to Reduce Manual Compliance Tasks
Of course, knowing what you need to know is only half that battle. How do you make sure all staff on a construction job site also know how to work safely and within compliance guidelines? With the right monitoring and reporting tools connected to advanced construction cameras, it is much easier to make sure your employees are correctly following the procedures and policies you’ve set for the job site. You can watch live footage to understand how the construction safety protocols you’re working with are being followed and where there may be gaps in your safety procedures.
In addition, to live feeds, you can also use construction site data, images, and video recordings to understand how construction staff interacts with fellow workers, tools, vehicles, and their environment. The right construction cameras can help guide policy, and procedures and give valuable visual tools that can be used to train current and future staff on site and improve OSHA compliance long term.
Training For Better Safety and Compliance
Most people are visual learners and having images and video to demonstrate proper safety procedures is infinitely better than a few illustrations in an employee handbook. Video can more effectively show what went wrong and what steps could have been taken to avoid the incident in the first place. By consistently reviewing data captured by construction cameras, you can give your employees a real-world understanding of safety protocols, thereby more effectively meeting compliance requirements on the construction site.
To find out more about how SiteKick can help you increase safety and security on your construction project, contact us for an informative demonstration. We are ready to help you build a better future with the right monitoring and reporting solution.