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News, opinion pieces, guides and interesting information for businesses who focus on safer work spaces

Igor Kazagrandi

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Using Digitization To Streamline Safety

Using Smart Technology Technology is constantly evolving to utilise 21st century innovations, so it stands to reason that worksite processes and equipment should be evolving as well. Using smart technology in the construction industry saves time by minimising repetition, increasing visibility, reducing manual tasks, and proactively alerting personnel to issues.
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Digitizing Evacuations

Your Emergency System Should Be Evolving Traditional evacuation systems require a fair amount of specialist installation, management and maintenance because they tend to be hard wired and permanently positioned. They also use a ‘press and guess’ approach in that there’s little visibility on the system’s power or connectivity. That leads to a high level of assumption that when a worker triggers an alert, the system will work. But in an emergency event that’s not good enough. Technology is constantly evolving to utilise 21st-century innovations and the powerful computer we’re all carrying around in our pockets. Emergency systems should be evolving as well.
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Questions To Ask When Choosing A Safety Alert System

on Oct 21, 2019 6:21:48 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | safetyonsite safetyalertsystems evacuationsystems nursecallunits
The building and construction industry experiences one of the highest incidences of injury and death in comparison to other industries. This is likely due to the nature of the work (physical), environmental factors (particularly long hot summers in Australia or long harsh winters in Europe and Northern America), and the sometimes transient nature of the workforce.
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How To Run An Effective Toolbox Meeting

on Oct 14, 2019 2:56:27 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | safetyonsite safetyalertsystems safetyregulation toolboxmeeting
Building a culture around safety cannot be overstated enough when it comes to construction or site management. Toolbox meetings are a great way to prioritise this in your business and can be used as a training tool. It’s the ideal way to keep your team up-to-date with safety awareness and reminders to reduce risk on a daily basis.
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How to Introduce Technology on Your Site

on Apr 30, 2019 7:28:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | technology training
For many construction companies, the prospect of introducing technology is an overwhelming one. While there are many trends that might benefit projects, it is an industry that has traditionally been decidedly low tech and slow to change.
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5 Ways to Support New & Inexperienced Workers on Construction Sites

on Apr 30, 2019 7:26:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | workplaceaccident
On the average construction site, there is a certain group that is particularly vulnerable to injury, both minor and serious. That group is your inexperienced workers. Firstly, it is necessary to note that this is not simply a matter of age. While younger workers do have an injury rate than older workmates, studies have found that it is inexperience that is the key here. In fact, employees in their first month on a job have more than 3 times the risk for injury compared to someone who has been at their job for more than a year.
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Why You should Invest in a Wireless Safety Alert System

on Apr 30, 2019 7:24:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | wireless safetysystem
One of the questions we are asked most frequently at Vanguard Wireless is why a wireless safety alert system is better than a more traditional system. For years, we even had a traditional system available, but changes in technology have allowed for significant developments and new features.
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The Three Most Important Factors in Site Safety

on Apr 22, 2019 7:19:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments |
In Australia, the construction industry has the third most fatalities country wide. While the number of deaths has decreased in the last ten years, the industry continues to be above average for fatalities and has the second highest number of worker’s compensation claims for serious injuries. For companies, this means that providing a safe site for workers should not only be a necessity, but a true priority across the business. Beyond just worker safety, there are also significant competitive advantages for companies who do this, allowing them to not only save money but increasing project delivery, improving recruitment standards and growing company perceptions through the industry.
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Technology Trends Shaping the Construction Industry

on Apr 15, 2019 7:22:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | safetyonsite wireless safetysystem technology
Traditionally, the construction industry has not been one for innovation, but this has begun to change. With new products appearing that improve safety, streamline administration and even inspire clients, there’s no doubt that technology is here to stay.
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4 Reasons Health & Safety can be a Competitive Advantage for your Organisation

on Mar 25, 2019 8:14:00 PM By | Igor Kazagrandi | 0 Comments | businessdevelopment businessadvice safetysystem technology training
For some organisations, workplace health and safety is just a matter of ticking a few boxes before moving onto more important things. However, this is an extremely limited view and fails to consider the significant impacts safety can have on a company’s performance. For organisations that want to grow, taking a new look at safety is essential. From worker retention and recruitment to improved reputation and cost savings or even increased contracts, creating a culture of safety can have wide reaching effects. It can even be one of your greatest competitive advantages. Find out how below.
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