Balfour Beatty collaborates with MSite to digitise workforce safety
Balfour Beatty, in collaboration with construction workforce technology specialists MSite (part of Infobric Group), has adopted an innovative mobile phone application to improve the health and safety of employees across 60 of its sites in the UK.
Downloaded directly onto employees’ mobile phones, the app provides each employee with a digital identity, enabling contactless entry to site using biometrics. The technology also reduces the need for employees to touch surfaces when entering sites, as well as collecting data to accurately monitor attendance levels.
– The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted us into a new digital era as we have adapted with agility to introduce and embed new ways of working. This application combines Balfour Beatty’s unrivalled knowledge of the construction industry with MSite’s specialist digital insights and ability to rapidly deploy technology on mass. This application will ultimately contribute to keeping our employees safe and is a paradigm shift in digitising site operations to improve productivity through streamlined processes, says Chris Johnson, Balfour Beatty Chief Technology Officer.