When the team at NU living were preparing for sites to re-open following coronavirus safe working practices, they realised an existing digitisation tool could be used to support safe working practices.
Specifically, Biosite’s Digital Forms & Workflows which replicates paper-based processes on site using cloud technology, could be adapted and deployed to address three key challenges:
- Effectively adhering to and establishing an audit trail on compliance with industry guidance and checklists
- Enabling employees on and off site to effectively collaborate on processes that would traditionally be paper-based
- Reducing the manual handling of paperwork on site
Biosite’s Digital Forms & Workflows tool digitally replicated paper-based processes and stored all project information in one place for instant mobile collaboration. This enabled Project Managers to have real-time access to site and workforce data and processes via a mobile app, to help eliminate inefficiencies and make targeted decisions, rather than being bogged down with paperwork.
In the age of COVID-19, being able to collaborate digitally across teams (including design and production teams), when many are off site to support social distancing, without compromising on productivity was an advantage.
Eliminating paper-based processes also had the benefit of minimising manual handling of paperwork, to reduce transmission risk. Working collaboratively, Biosite and NU living have adapted the CITB coronavirus Site safety checklists and forms to be accessible on the on the app, so they can be completed quickly and easily, whilst establishing a digital audit trail.
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