Use this app to streamline safety inspections

Using the iAuditor app, one of our Skanska teams developed electronic reports that make safety inspections more efficient, and that make it easier to address any issues emerging from them.

February 26, 2014 |
Constructive Thinking Blog

Today, there are apps for everything: tracking your fitness, finding your friends, and tracking your expenses. So why shouldn’t there be an app for safety?

Using the iAuditor app (available for the iPad/iPhone and Android devices), one of our Skanska teams developed electronic reports that make safety inspections more efficient, and that make it easier to address any issues emerging from them. This virtual process can eliminate the paper checklists and spreadsheets normally associated with this activity.

Two templates have been developed: one for executive site safety visits and the other for project-level work site safety inspections.

“A lot of people say it saves them significant time and effort,” said Vi Nguyen, Skanska senior project engineer in San Francisco. “Now they’re able to devote more time performing the audit and looking for safety issues, rather than filling out a piece of paper.”

An added benefit is that photos of items needing additional action can be tagged to the report, said Nguyen, who developed the templates.

More Posts from Skanska's Constructive Thinking Blog



How trying out for the Seahawks prepared him for a construction career

“Be Bold” lessons for women in the workforce: A Q&A with Skanska Project Engineer Lindsey Glasgow

In Houston, reaching new heights in sustainability

Once the reports are completed, the user emails them to the appropriate safety team professional. A database can also be used to automatically collect the reports.

Accessing the templates

The iAuditor app is available for both the Apple and Android platforms. To find the Skanska templates once you’ve downloaded the app, click on “Public Library” and then search for “Skanska.”

You’ll see a few Skanska options, but the proper templates are labeled as follows:

• Executive EHS Site Visit Report: Used by executives to perform general safety audits on project sites.

• Work Site Safety Inspection: Used to perform specific site safety inspections.

Skanska’s job sites are increasingly digital, from the use of BIM, to RFID tagging at projects like MetLife Stadium, to the Skanska iSite monitor, to our push towards paperless jobsites.  

Technology is helping our teams do their jobs more efficiently from beginning to end and, most importantly, helping us achieve our goal of an Injury-Free Environment®.

Constructive Thinking Blog | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog
Skanska

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Skanska USA is committed to a set of core values which they call the Five Zeros: zero loss making projects, zero environmental incidents, zero accidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects. Constructive Thinking is Skanska USA’s blog, where team members share their experiences and viewpoints on Skanska’s core values and explore trends in U.S. construction, development and infrastructure.

Related Blogs

Trends driving airport construction

To deliver a replacement terminal at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Skanska developed a multi-phased approach centered on taking as few of the existing aircraft gates out of service as possible. Image courtesy Skanska

April 21, 2015 | Airports | Skanska Constructive Thinking BlogMacAdam Glinn, LEED AP

Upgrades to aviation infrastructure have not kept pace with the increase in airport traffic or even at a le...

Skanska hosts three-week 'hackathon' to find architect for Seattle tower development

Following three weeks of intense competition between nine firms participating in Skanska's hackathon, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn., was selected to serve as the design architect for the 2&U project in Seattle. Photo courtesy Skanska

March 23, 2015 | BIM and Information Technology | Skanska Constructive Thinking BlogLisa Picard

Searching for a nimble, collaborative design firm for its 2&U tower project in Seattle, the constructio...

Photo courtesy Skanska USA

January 07, 2015 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

PDFs are the de facto format for digital construction documentation. Yet, there is no set standard for how...

Phase one of UC Merceds construction comprises 700,000 sf of new buildings on 103 acres surrounded by a nature preserve the university set aside when it bought the land. Photo: Hans Marsen

December 01, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

Minimizing lifecycle costs and transferring risk to the private sector are among the benefits to applying t...

November 19, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

Safety, consumer demand, and the new economics of flight are three of the major factors shaping how airline...

November 03, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

More and more facility owners are seeing the benefits that building information modeling can bring to their...

In New Orleans, a National Guard helicopter helps close a breach in a canal during Hurricane Katrina, which caused more than $150 billion in damage. Photo: courtesy Skanska

May 29, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

Moving critical elements to higher ground and designing for longer lifespans are just some of the ways citi...

May 08, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

In honor of Safety Week, Skanska put together this nifty infographic on how to prevent deadly harm in const...

Photo: renjith krishnan via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

April 09, 2014 | Skanska Constructive Thinking Blog

Beyond reducing the number of uninsured Americans, the Affordable Care Act is driving new types of healthca...

 

Add new comment

Your Information
Your Comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.
Overlay Init