Geofencing & Auto-Attendance for Construction Sites

You might have seen terms like ‘geo-fencing’, ‘auto-attendance’, ‘silent arrivals’ around lately, but what are they and how do they work? This article will give take you through what geo-fencing and auto-attendance are, how we implement them within SiteBook, and how you can make them work for your business.   What is Geofencing / Auto-Attendance?…

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SiteBook Development Update

Since SiteBook was founded in 2012, we have made a number of major updates to the software. 2012 saw the beginning of SiteBook with our Tender Management Module. 2013 saw the addition of the Safety Management module, following the beginning of the WHS harmonisation Legislation in Australia. 2018 we launched our mobile app for Site…

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SiteBook Procore Interface

We are excited to announce that our Procore interface is almost complete! The SiteBook development team has recently finished work on a ‘Connector’ API to the US-based construction management software Procore. After a number of requests from our builders who use both SiteBook and Procore, we began development on a way for our systems to…

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COVIDSafe information for Construction – Victoria

Construction sites are OPEN under COVIDSafe Requirements.   Summary of Requirements: Businesses must have a CovidSafe Plan FOR EACH WORKSITE Solution: Download the Construction COVIDSafe Plan Template here   Businesses must keep records of all workers and visitors to sites Solution: – Use manual record keeping – Use the free Government QR service – Use…

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Tower crane audit reveals limited inspection knowledge among owners

Results are in from the latest WorkSafe WA inspection campaign for tower crane maintenance across both metropolitan and regional construction sites. The audit findings suggest that tower crane owners have a limited understanding of correct procedures for major inspections of the cranes. Most of the cranes were following the recommended inspection and maintenance schedules set…

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Company fined for operating without high-risk work licence

A construction company has been fined $2,160 after a allowing a worker to operate an elevated working platform (EWP) without a high-risk work licence. SafeWork SA issued the company with an expiation after an inspector witnessed the operation of a mobile boom-type EWP and discovering that the operator did not hold the required licence. The…

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SA Construction leading the COVID recovery effort

As South Australia recovers from the challenges of COVID-19, it is the construction section leading the recovery effort. SA has put forward the highest job growth numbers within the country within the critical building and construction sector, with the creation of over 2,700 jobs since July this year. ABS job data up to the start…

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SiteBook’s Guide to Site Inductions

Site Inductions Site inductions are a great way for principal contractors and workers to exchange safety information. It is important that all workers including contractors are advised of site specific work health and safety risks prior to commencing work. Likewise, site management should ensure that workers are qualified to undertake the work they have been…

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Company fined $20k for failing to induct contractors

A Victorian aged-care provider was recently convicted and fined $20,000 for failing to properly induct sub-contracted workers. The company was charged with ‘failing to ensure people other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety’. After an incident occurred leaving a resident in need of medical care, the subcontracted worker was…

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Updates to respirable dust laws for WA and NSW

The WA and NSW governments have recently taken steps to further aid prevention of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure and other occupational dust diseases. Western Australia Western Australia have halved their workplace exposure standard for RCS to 0.05 mg/m3 over an 8-hour period. WA have also halved the exposure limit for respirable coal dust to…

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