With such a large number of sub-contractors, PS Structures required a way of ensuring all personnel on site had all of their necessary insurances and were properly inducted. Federal legislation had been introduced which made it a safety requirement to have a uniform induction system in place. As PS Structures’ overarching goal is to continuously improve safety on all sites, it was critical that all contractors and staff entering site were inducted and had awareness of all safety procedures.
“A federal safety requirement was to have an induction system for all people on site.”
– Sandra Kuhn, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager at PS Structures
However, meeting the requirements of the law was not the only reason why an updated system was needed; precious time also had to be saved. When contractors were arriving to site, checking documentation and ensuring the contractor was able to work was a time-consuming process. At times the contractors did not have their White Card or insurances with them. Any issues that arose as the result of this took considerable time to resolve, not only preventing the contractor from getting on site, but also restricting the Site Manager from being able to focus on addressing site-specific hazards. A system was therefore needed which could address the issues being experienced by contractors and PS Structures staff alike.