Construction industry calls for digital check-ins to bring the industry back
Desperate to return to work in its full capacity, construction and property development companies are embracing a digital solution for its on-site workers to replace time-consuming paperwork check-ins. To solve this issue, 1breadcrumb has been developed as a one-touch solution to the pandemic.
The developers responded to an urgent call from construction businesses needing a simple, digital solution that allows them to monitor who is on site, without threatening the privacy of visitors.
“Businesses need to be able to access information about who has been on site, for how long, and who they interacted with – in case of a secondary outbreak,” 1breadcrumb founder Paul Wilson says.
He mentions that the construction industry can only return to full capacity if builders and developers feel confident in quickly tracing impacted workers if there’s another outbreak.
“1breadcrumb was developed with built-in GEO-fencing, allowing for construction companies to easily and securely manage an automatic checking process whilst ensuring the privacy of on-site workers,” he continues.
He says that the industry is currently using a paper-based system to ensure it can trace any tradespeople who are diagnosed with COVID-19. 1breadcrumb allows people diagnosed with coronavirus to quickly and easily check their history to see where they’ve been and contact those businesses or the authorities.
Porter Davis Homes has implemented the 1breadcrumb system as a pilot across the entirety of its construction sites and display homes.
“The only way to effectively reopen the industry is by providing more secure and confident worksites,” Porter Davis Homes founder Anthony Roberts says.
“We need to continue to work with the chief medical officer, and provide certainty to the government that we can continue to build upon new safe ways of working already implemented across all construction sites.”
The 1breadcrumb platform is free to use and a non-for-profit.