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Health & Safety – Worksite App tracks compliance

Martin Grant Homes is aiming to improve health and safety standards on its building sites and reduce project costs by deploying a worksite health and safety solution from proptech company Forsite. 

The housebuilder will initially trial Forsite’s solution at its Albany Park development in Church Crookham, Hampshire, before rolling it out across all construction sites by the end of the year. 

Key features include: 

  • a digitised induction process, including information on health and safety requirements, that Martin Grant construction workers can complete via a mobile phone app, with tests to prove compliance; 
  • an emergency button that can be used to notify everyone on site of any incidents;
  • automatic recording of employee arrival and exit times via geofencing and sensors, removing the need for central sign-in points and improving capture of workers for site sign-in; and 
  • a management portal giving site managers visibility of site compliance in real-time.

Ian Wand, Health and Safety Manager at Martin Grant Homes, said: “We are excited to be the first housebuilder to adopt such technology in the UK, which will improve health and safety standards across our sites, alongside saving thousands of hours of time. Safety is absolutely paramount for us, and Forsite has a system in place to ensure processes are completed correctly, which gives us the confidence to roll this out across our sites.”

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