Utilising Fitbit technology

Monitoring the health and wellbeing of the workforce should be consistent.

Individual health and safety should be monitored so management and the relative advisers can manage the wellbeing of the workforce. This can be difficult on a construction site due to time and the sheer size of the workforce.

The below example demonstrates how one site overcame this challenge:

  • The company has issued Fitbits to all of it’s staff. The issuing of workplace challenges is encouraged;
  • These portable devices can be worn as wristbands/watches monitor individuals health;
  • Data collected includes heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and more;
  • This has been so successful that it is now being expanded to include all workforce supervisors.

For more information on these devices, click the resource below.

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Monitor report. Mount Anvil. London. July 2016


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3 thoughts on "Utilising Fitbit technology"

  1. James Low says:

    This is really interesting and definitely relevant given the recent drive around wellbeing. Could you elaborate on how you defined the initiative being a success? (i.e. how was this measured and shown to have tangible benefits to the users). Any additional lessons learnt would be great to hear about too – this is something we’ve been looking into and to hear how someone else has successfully implemented this will help us spread this type of best practice.

    1. CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator says:

      Hi James,

      Thanks for the comment.

      We will get in touch with the contractor to try and get this additional information for you.

      Thanks

      The BPH Team

    2. Joanna Rogers says:

      Hi James,
      FitBit has been a huge success in both the amount of staff participating in the initiative and the consequential changes they have implemented in terms of lifestyle, diet and fitness.
      Each month we run a report. We are looking at the most steps accumulated by site based staff and office based staff. Also there is an award which is engraved for the site which collectively have the most steps. Individuals are rewarded with Red Letter Day points. We have found the competitiveness has boosted health and fitness as well as moral. Hope this is of help.

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