Contents Lean Construction Ireland Annual Book of Cases 2020 Ca e 6 Safe Deployment of Labour Managing labour on a project can be a significant chal- lenge using traditional processes. Paper-based timesheets, inductions, logging credentials, and maintaining training registers can all take significant administration time, are prone to human error, and result in downtime which could have otherwise been used productively. Eliminating indi- viduals arriving on site, either unannounced or without the necessary paperwork, is a significant time saving benefit for construction companies. Using time and attendance technology, it is now possible for a new start to receive, in advance of their start date, a link to an online induction for both safety and quality that are site-specific. To complete the site induction, all essential credentials are first uploaded by the inductee, and the system also logs the expiry date of each credential. The process also includes reading and signing any specific Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS) relative to their role. The person is then issued a QR that allows them access to site. There is, of course, a need for a site tour and familiarisation meeting with all new starts upon arrival, but the time is now greatly reduced as all paperwork is completed online. The time involved can now be better spent focusing on the crucial safety messages for the project rather than on scanning paper certs, logging details, and taking photographs. This process is equally effective for management, direct employees, and sub-contractors. The security entrance infrastructure can be scaled depending on the size of the project, and it can range from turnstile type barriers with biometric or facial scanners to mobile apps for smaller projects. Implementing these systems alone delivers excellent results, but by linking multiple platforms together through custom built integrations, even further benefits can be achieved. Linking the deployment software to the FMS platform has multiple efficiencies as the site daily diary can be updated automatically, thus providing a record of site attendance on any given day. Site management can use the attendance register to assign the hours accrued by each person to the task they undertook on that day through the field productivity feature. This real-time system provides management with crucial immediate records of who is on site, the workers safe deployment to the job site, and their productivity. Armed with this knowledge (on any mobile device) managers can devote more time to making decisions and being in the field supporting the project and less time at their laptops inputting data or reviewing spreadsheets that are immediately outdated. Using LPS allows work to be planned effectively, removes constraints ahead of time and enables management to focus on productively delivering projects. By monitoring field productivity daily, variances can be tracked and LPS provides the facility to categorise these variances, and thus identify trends. Understanding field productivity in real-time and identifying trends from LPS is truly Building by Numbers and a SMART way of working. Collaboration& FieldManagement Software The use of largely paper-based information is one of several factors that contribute to the lack of efficiency in the construction sector. The traditional siloed approach restricts collaboration by creating barriers between parties to control information flow to mitigate risk for private parties. At Ardmac we wanted to source a platform to remove these silos and improve the flow of information on our projects. A new collaboration and FMS went live on all projects in February 2019. This provides a central cloud-based platform to share and manage project information, there is also a very strong inspection, quality, and safety management aspect to the software which enables the completion of inspections and audits using any mobile device. Project performance data is now captured in real time on all projects, which gives clients great insights into potential issues and thus focuses on proactive rather than reactive analysis. Figure 1. Project Health Dashboard Figure 2. Tools & Features