“The cost saving for me is doing inductions for the whole project team. If you look at an average of 3 hours doing the induction daily, you’re looking at about $200 or $300 a day, then 6 days a week: that’s $1800 a week – and that’s just of my time, when that time could have been used being out there in the field. Now for every individual, once we’ve verified the documents and printed out the cards, they’ll be done within 5 minutes.”
Joel Abuyen, the Safety and Environment Manager at Fulton Hogan, described Rapid Global as ‘bridging the gap around administration’, thus helping the company manage ‘the administrative nightmare of trying to manage a project’.
Rapid Access also helps managers like Joel maintain transparency with their workers to ensure they are not working overtime. The legal maximum their employees can work is 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. With the swipe-card access system feature of Rapid Access, contractor entry and exit times are automatically and accurately documented and saved online. Management get a daily report of personnel site attendance, which also shows details of the visit. That means if any legal or company requirements are breached, then this can be promptly followed up by staff and prevented from reoccurring. This is also helpful in terms of Fulton Hogan’s fatigue-management system, which aims to ensure their contractors are well-rested, safe and able to function at their optimum while working on site.
Fulton Hogan plan to expand and continue to diversify their range of projects and capabilities. Rapid Global solutions will help them in this endeavour by continuing to supply state-of-the-art technology and products to streamline processes as much as possible.