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High season for construction! How to ensure your business is properly managed?

Summer is the so-called busy season for construction works. It is warm outside, the days are longer and there’s more temporary workforce who are ready to work full-time to complete the job on time and budget. Construction companies struggle to win more jobs but they also have to reinforce safety measures. The workers need to be properly trained and the construction equipment accurately inspected. Special mobile apps for construction come in handy. We have collected top apps to help construction businesses manage their tasks.

Construction Daily Log app

-Fast and Easy. You only fill in the sections you need in a one-page collapsed form

-Don’t want to type? Hit the miс and speak into it.  It translates your voice into text

-Works offline and syncs when the Internet comes back

-Stores Daily reports as PDFs in the App and on Snappii.com so you can access reports anytime

-Attach pictures to highlight progress or show problem areas

-Attach any document to any section

-Access pictures and documents from the app anytime. Share with others

-Track labor hours for employees and subs

Download the Construction Daily Log from Apple here and Google Play here.

Heavy equipment inspection

The Heavy Equipment Inspection App is designed to ensure the safety of people and machines working in the field. The app provides both mechanical and visual checkpoints for inspecting heavy equipment. Utilizing the Heavy Equipment Inspection App you will keep machines in good working order and in a safe condition. Download the app from Apple here and Google here.

Construction Estimator and Bidding App

Quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. The app allows users to quantify material, labor and other costs needed to complete a construction project. It will also do all the calculations, so once all the data is entered in, the user will get the total estimated project cost. Utilize the Construction Estimator and Bidding app to win more proposals from the clients, improve customer satisfaction, save time and money. Download the app from Apple here and Google here.

Construction Change Order

This app is specifically designed to make sure all the change orders are documented and approved by customers.

-Quickly create a change order for any project

-Send change orders to approvers

-Check your order statuses from any device, all information automatically syncs across all your devices

-All change requests are stored as PDF files and accessible anytime.

Download the app from Apple here and Google here.

Job Estimator

The Job Estimator mobile app is designed to provide professional Estimates, Work Orders, and Invoices in minutes.

The Job Estimator app allows contractors, service companies, salespeople and estimators to quickly create project estimates, work orders and invoices that cover the company’s information, work description, labor hours and rates as well as all parts that are necessary. The forms will also do all the calculations, so once all the data is entered in, the user can show a customer the total estimated cost in labor, parts, and the grand total. Add your company info to appear on all the estimates, work orders, and invoices automatically.

Additionally, the app allows users to track time and expenses spent on a particular project or client.

Download the app from Apple here and Google here.

Check out more apps to help you in your construction business here. Didn’t find the app you wanted? Contact us with your requirements, and we will get back to you with the quote.

Regular Reporting as Key to Keeping Safety at Construction Sites

Regular Reporting as Key to Keeping Safety at Construction SitesConstruction is one of the most dangerous fields to work

According to the stats of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, out of every 5,000 private-industry worker fatalities, 20 percent are in construction. This field is also related to many non-fatal injuries that cost companies millions of dollars per year. This way, construction site safety is one of the most considerable things during a construction project.

Managers must mitigate safety hazards to construction workers through some actions. Among them are awareness of all possible hazards, regular training, and testing of safety knowledge, provision of personal protective equipment, accounting for weather conditions, keeping construction equipment in proper safe order, constant communication, and regular reporting.

Constant awareness is a way to ensure safety

Snappii can help with two points: communication and reporting. Snappii construction apps allow users to establish a steady flow of timely and accurate data. This is extremely important for constant control of the issue of safety on the construction site and other important points of the construction project.

The Construction Daily Log app is the #1 reporting tool. The app includes a one-page collapsed mobile form with the fields for contractor details, site information, work performed, subcontractor progress, issues and punch lists, reasons for delays, additional work or change requests, materials purchased and received, labor, and travel hours, and more. The form can be filled in with the voice-to-text feature. Users can attach pictures and make any drawing right on them to highlight progress or show problem areas. After filling out the form, it can be instantly generated into the PDF report. All workers can instantly submit the reports in various ways and safely store them in the app. Managers, in turn, can track who has not turned their report in. The Construction Daily Log app is a small but powerful solution to keep everything under control and avoid incidents and any safety issues on the construction sites.

Here is a short demo video that can give a better idea of the Construction Daily Log app. Also, the Snappii support team is always ready to answer any of your questions. Download and try the app in Apple App Store or Google Play and contact us at support@snappii.com.

Tips to Use While Performing Workplace Safety Measures

Tips to Use While Performing Workplace Safety MeasuresSafety always comes first

Regardless of industry or field of activity, workplace safety should always be a priority. It’s about keeping employees healthy and workable as well as avoidance of legal risks. Many business owners and safety managers are looking for new and updated ideas and tips to keep daily workplace safety. Here are some of them.

– First-aid training with visual demonstration. Do not limit employees to one theory. Let them see with their own eyes and try basic first-aid activities. Also, remember to check and restock the first-aid kit regularly.

– Keeping tidiness and cleanliness. It is not only a matter of convenience and pleasantness of work but also a part of safety. For example, littering and cluttering a space can restrict access to emergency exits or firefighting equipment. Also, slippery, dirty, or sticky floors can contribute to injuries.

– Special attention to storage and labeling of hazardous materials. This goes for various combustible and volatile materials, chemicals, solvents, products, paints, and more. This is often overlooked. However, even a small leak can cause a serious problem.

– Use of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). Each hazardous activity must be performed exclusively in equipment designed specifically for it. Moreover, the PPE should be checked regularly for signs of wear or damage and instantly replaced if necessary.

– Use of special safety inspection apps. Such apps simplify and accelerate inspections of firefighting equipment and safety precautions’ compliance. Also, this is a great opportunity to get rid of paperwork in this task.

Add Fire Inspection app to your safety tools

The ready-made Fire Inspection app from Snappii is an excellent tool to perform instant inspections and capture required data using a mobile device. Ensure that the premises have all fire safety and fire suppression equipment in place and in good working order. No more time-consuming paperwork and unreliable inspection paper-based forms. Fill in the pre-made mobile form in a few clicks. Also, users can capture handwritten signatures and attach photos. The completed inspection form can be generated to the PDF or Excel report, shared, and stored on the device. Watch this video to learn more about the Fire Inspection app. Download the app in Apple App Store or Google Play.

Never settle for less! If you are not completely satisfied with the Fire Inspection app’s functionality, Snappii is ready to customize it for you. Send us your requirements here and let’s discuss them.

Increase the Level of Fire Safety Control with Fire Inspection App

Increase the Level of Fire Safety Control with Fire Inspection AppThe top task for any business

Fire safety should always be the main concern, no matter what type and size of business you run. It is an extensive and extremely demanding task that requires keeping a lot of aspects under control, so you cannot do without help tools.

To minimize the impact and probability of fires, it is critical to be prepared. You can ensure this by some measures. One of them is regular inspection of fire-fighting equipment and compliance with fire safety policy. This task requires a regular collection of data, documenting and timely reporting for instant necessary actions. It is extremely difficult if you use paper.

The paperless solution for better fire safety control

Snappii offers a paperless fire safety inspection and maintenance process. It contributes to faster, more efficient, organized and convenient work with data. Special fire safety apps allow users to keep all details under control and at hand. It also provides legal protection for businesses.

A ready-made Fire Inspection app from Snappii is an excellent tool to perform inspections and capture required data easily and quickly using a mobile device. The app allows users to ensure that the premises have all fire safety and fire suppression equipment in place and good working order. Pre-made mobile forms make workers free from time-consuming and inconvenient paperwork. For example, the Fire Inspection app helps perform monthly fire extinguishers and fire hydrants inspections. Users can quickly scan the bar code to get all details about a fire extinguisher – serial number, age, location, etc. It is an opportunity to take and attach photos. Also, users can capture handwritten signatures. The completed inspection form can be generated to the PDF or Excel report, shared and stored on the device. This video can provide more information about the Fire Inspection app and show how it works. Download the app to try it right now. It is available in Apple App Store and Google Play.

Do not give up on specific requirements

The distinctive feature of Snappii is an opportunity to customize most of its ready-made apps. Our team can modify the Fire Inspection app to meet your specific needs. Send them to us to discuss and get a free quote. Get a product to help you increase the level of fire safety control. It is easier and more affordable than you think.

What You Should Know about Eye Safety Equipment for Welding

What You Should Know about Eye Safety Equipment for WeldingWelding operations present several hazards to both those undertaking the activity and others in the environment. This may be associated with harmful bright light, burns from molten metals, etc. Therefore, it’s important that both the employers and employees are aware of the risks and hazards welding poses, and understand what precautions they can take to prevent accidents.

The importance of eye protection

Eye injury is the most common type of injury, and sometimes it can even results in blindness. It may occur from radiation, intense light produced by a welding arc, sparks, hot slag and other flying particles. This way, all welders should know and follow the best safety practices related to eye protection during welding.

Basic Eye Safety Equipment

Lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) is the leading cause of injuries. Eye protection equipment usually includes safety goggles, safety glasses, welding helmets and face shields. The equipment must always be appropriate for the type of welding.

Safety glasses

Safety glasses is an important safety measure and should always be under a welding helmet in every welding work. There are different levels of protection, which depend on the type of welding. The glasses should have side shields to provide full protection to both the front and sides of the eyes. There are special tests the safety glasses must pass before they are certified for use.

Safety goggles

Safety welding goggles are more advanced than safety glasses. They provide high protection of impact, particle and welding light. Safety welding goggles also have shade level like safety glasses. Safety goggles have special venting. It way be direct or indirect. Goggles with direct venting come with a mesh of small holes on the sides. This helps reduce fogging. If prevention of fogging is not a priority, there is an indirect venting, using in protection from high dust and splash.

Welding helmets

A welding helmet protects the skin and eyes from severe sparks, as well as from vision-damaging infrared and UV rays emitted by the arc. Welding helmets usually should be worn over welding goggles or safety glasses. Also they should have a filter shade that is suitable for the type of welding. There are helmets with a fixed shade which remains darkened at all times. Moreover, there are auto-darkening helmets, which automatically change the shade when a welding arc is initiated.

Face shields

Face shields are used to protect a welder’s face in addition to the eyes, offering even higher impact protection. There are filters in face shields for additional protection from sparks and debris.

In addition to using the protective equipment above, it is important to control established rules of conduct, regular inspect welding equipment, check and maintain fire-fighting equipment and conduct regular safety trainings.

Snappii’s safety mobile solutions

Snappii can become your assistant in providing safety at the workplace. We offer powerful apps for various safety inspections. For example, a ready-made Welding Environment Inspection app. Make sure that welders adhere to safety guidelines and keep workplace safety with the convenience of your mobile device. Learn more about the app and download it to try. Find more safety apps here. Most of them are customizable. If you are interested in creating your own app, Snappii team is able to provide its excellent service. We create complete custom business apps in weeks. All your requirements will be met. Contact us here to discuss this.

The Major Safety Hazards of Construction Tower Cranes and the Ways to Avoid Them

The Major Safety Hazards of Construction Tower Cranes and the Ways to Avoid ThemConstruction tower cranes are the backbone of most large construction sites. The jobsites can’t work to their full capacity without them. However, working with cranes poses many hazards. Unsafe practices can lead to costly damage, injuries and even fatalities. Therefore, it’s important to know the main hazards and how to prevent them.

Falling of loads

Falling loads are one of the most common hazards when working with construction tower cranes. It can result in damage of building and property, injuries and fatalities. Also, it leads to delays and extra expenses. It’s extremely important to be sure in operator competency. Operators and all specialists working with cranes should be proper trained so they are able to operate competently and safely. In addition, construction businesses should use only verified and high quality blocking systems.

Overload

The majority of crane failures and hazards are the result of overloading. Exceeding of crane’s operational capacity can cause irreversible damages and a dangerous situation for all workers. Do not take such risks and always observe the established weights and volumes.

Power lines

Around 200 fatalities per year are the result of contact of construction tower cranes. Any workers in the vicinity are at risk when cranes operate near power lines. It’s crucial that pre-job planning takes into account the location of power lines.

Here are some more crane safety tips:

– Appropriate and regular training of all employees,

– Knowing and following the rules of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER),

– Proper safety plan before starting the work,

– Appropriate PPE for workers,

– Regular safety inspections.

Safety inspection apps

Mobile apps are the best and the most convenient way to conduct safety inspections right on the jobsite. Safety inspection apps from Snappii allow users to collect all necessary data, observe regularity, instantly process data, generate reports, share them and safely store. Visit the gallery and find the ready-made safety inspection apps. Moreover, you can send us your requirements and Snappii team will create a custom app in accordance with your personal needs.

Ensure Safe Workplace and Healthy Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ensure Safe Workplace and Healthy Employees during the COVID-19 PandemicBack to the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges that society and business have faced for the last few years. We want to believe that the worst is over and the world is recovering. Now governments, employers and workers are responsible in reinforcing the progress made in stemming infection rates by ensuring a safe return to work. This requires compliance with safety measures, cooperation and coordinated action.

First of all, knowledge and awareness are key. Employees must be well informed about how the virus spreads, the symptoms of infection and how to minimize the risks. Here are some useful sources:

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,

COVID-19: guidance for the workplace,

COVID-19: Back to the workplace – Adapting workplaces and protecting workers,

A safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mobile checklists to monitor employee health

One of actions businesses should do to protect the employees is daily health monitoring. This process can be simplified and optimized with a use of mobile checklists. Using just a mobile device, the employer or manager can easily collect all data about the health of the employees. Mobile checklists provide fields to mark temperature and symptoms, add photos and signatures. All data is safely stored and always available.

Convert your own forms

Snappii is able to convert any existing form or checklist to its mobile analogue. Moreover, our unique Form Converter provides the opportunity of form conversion and creation of any mobile form by yourself. It doesn’t require any tech skills and great efforts. Users can download Snappii Mobile Forms app and start using the created mobile form. One more great solution is the ability to generate professional PDF reports on the base of completed forms.

Daily employee health screening logs, visitor screening forms, Coronavirus employee waiver and more. Keep the business open and the employees safe. Contact Snappii support team with any questions.

3 Actions to Prevent Fire at the Enterprise

3 Actions to Prevent Fire at the EnterpriseThe fundamentals of fire safety of any enterprise are not only the presence of fire extinguishers and evacuation plan. This concept is much more extensive and includes fire preventive trainings, safe behavior, constant inspections and reporting. The main causes of fire situations at the enterprise are:

– poor power, short circuit;

– faulty equipment, incorrect operation of equipment;

– neglect and violation of fire safety rules;

– improper storage of flammable things.

Here are 3 major activities of fire prevention at the enterprise.

Forewarned is forearmed

Provide training and maintenance of guidelines and procedures aimed to assure the safety of all employees. Pay special attention to trust and responsibility in the team. The more trust workers have in each other, the better equipped they are for whatever problems and incidents do arise in the workplace. Conduct regular fire alarm trainings and do not spare time for analysis of actions.

Constant communication

Always maintain clear lines of communication. Whether it’s a regular report, or any observations and comments, make sure all the team knows what’s going on. In every field communication is the key to operate safely and efficiently, and to making sure that everyone is on the same page.

Regular inspections

Regular fire safety inspections are the key for trouble-free and safe operation of the enterprise and the calmness of its managers. Work out a plan of inspections and strictly observe it. In order for such quite time consuming activity to take place without problems and misses, special inspection apps can be required. They allow inspectors to organize and optimize fire safety inspection and make it faster but proper.

Fire Inspection app

Snappii offers Fire Inspection app to help businesses in providing safe workplace and ensure that the premises have all fire suppression equipment in place and in good working order. It is the excellent tool to capture required data easily and quickly and add it to pre-made mobile forms. Take photos related to the inspection, include them into the PDF inspection forms, capture handwritten signatures, report locations with map or GPS features and more. Fire Inspection app conveniently stores all necessary data which is always available. Snappii team is able to customize this app to your specific needs. Contact us with any requirements.

How Mobile Solutions Ensure Proper Documentation and a Safer Construction Jobsite

How Mobile Solutions Ensure Proper Documentation and Safe Construction JobsiteThere are a plenty of dangers and risks on any construction project. One of the main tasks of contractor is to keep everyone safe while they are on-site. Proper and accurate documentation takes part in creating a safe workflow. To achieve this, contractors complete daily construction safety checklists and generate construction safety reports. This way, contractors can make sure their sites are safe, any dangers and incidents are identified and reported so they can continue to improve workflow.

The importance of proper reporting for OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a Federal safety watchdog. All significant incidents should be reported to it. OSHA uses this information to help companies eliminate unsafe work practices. Also accessible, accurate and timely records help avoid litigations.

Advantages of mobile solutions

Today construction businesses improve construction operations through technological advances. Construction documentation also gets huge benefits from modern mobile technology, and influences on safe workflow. Mobile forms and apps allow users to fill in pre-made forms in a few clicks, generate complete, professional reports right on a smartphone, conveniently store data, share it and more. These contribute to optimized and efficient work with safety documentation. And in turn, general safety at the jobsites rises to the next level.

What Snappii can offer for construction documentation

Snappii helps construction companies create safe and efficient jobsites. We provide mobile solutions for this field that are easy to use, as well as multifunctional and smart. Among the powerful ready-made construction apps are Construction Daily Log app, Construction Manager app, Timesheet Manager app, Construction Estimator app, Construction Plans app, Workplace Safety Inspection app and more. All apps allow users to easily and quickly work with data in the field and add them to pre-made forms. Moreover, Snappii construction apps provide the opportunity to generate professional reports as PDF and Excel files.

Snappii offers Mobile Forms Converter. Thanks to it, anyone can convert existing forms to their mobile analogue. Also our team can do it for you. You just need provide your forms and requirements. Moreover, Snappii has Snappii Mobile Forms app with a set of pre-made forms which are able to be used. Download the app and choose the forms you need.

Warehouse Safety: Key Points to Keep in Mind

Warehouse Safety: The Main Points to Keep in MindOSHA General Guidelines and Citations

Warehousing is a huge industry in the U.S., with about 7,000 warehouses employing more than 140,000 workers. Safety is an essential point in this field, and is regulated by a series of standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The main focus is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. The most common causes of accidents are improper use of forklifts, materials handling, inappropriate equipment, occupational safety neglect and other. OSHA issues many publications about warehouse safety and provides the solutions that can be adopted to reduce accidents and protect workers. There are 10 areas for which they issue citations.

– Forklifts

– Hazard communication

– Electrical, wiring methods

– Electrical, system design

– Guarding floor & wall openings and holes

– Exits

– Mechanical power transmission

– Respiratory protection

– Lockout/Tagout

– Portable fire extinguishers

Also OSHA has published a brochure to warehousing. Find it here. It covers the most common hazards and offers the tips to reduce them.

Forklift

The major practices of warehouse safety management

Warehouse safety management is a complex of actions, which includes trainings with employees, development of plan and strategy for safety, various safety inspections and more. Well-trained workers are safe workers. That’s why safety and operational trainings are the first component of warehouse safety programs. There are trainings that apply to all workers, as well as those that will help more specific warehouse specialists. Everyone should learn proper procedures. The second important part of warehouse safety management is regular safety inspections. Basic high-level inspections should be done daily or weekly. Keeping all the safety requirements straight is a daunting task. The best way to conduct safety inspections is to use checklists. However using of paper checklists can be quite time-consuming and inconvenient. They require further processing and also are bulky and unreliable while storage. Nowadays mobile safety inspection forms can be a great alternative.

warehouse safety inspection mobile forms

Mobile safety inspection forms

Snappii is an expert of mobile forms. We offer hundreds of pre-made mobile inspection forms for a plenty of industries and fields of activity. Filling out mobile forms can save 60 minutes every day. Safety inspections with mobile inspection forms can be done anywhere. It requires just a smartphone or a tablet. An additional advantage is an opportunity to generate the complete reports on a base of the filled in forms. These reports can be emailed as a PDF file. Moreover Snappii provides a unique solution to convert any existing forms into their mobile analogue. Try it with Snappii Form Converter, or our team can do it for you.

Please always keep in mind that warehouse safety culture should be a core for all employees at all levels, especially executives and owners. It is a key of efficient and profitable operation.

4 Tips to Prevent Accidents at the Workplace

4 Tips to Prevent Accidents at the WorkplaceAccidents at the workplace happen more often than you think and take a toll on companies. When working at heights or coming into contact of hazardous materials and equipment, safety at the workplace is the most important task. With each incident, companies suffer legal issues, financial loss, damaged reputation and more. There are some general actions to ensure that workplace accidents and injuries don’t happen, no matter what type of environment you work in.

Always stay alerted and rest in time

Stay awake and stay alerted. Timely rest can help to complete tasks adequately, enhance your performance and avoid inattention and related incidents. Don’t get involved in recycling, this is a path of errors and misses. Most of the people who become involved with accidents at the workplace are those who feel tired and sleepy.

Wear proper uniform

Many jobs require special dress code – uniforms. This is not casual. Workers should be more vigilant about the wearing of appropriate safety uniform and other protective equipment when working. Otherwise, they are prone to accidental cuts, burns, bumps, and so on. All these in turn can lead to more serious consequences.

Follow instructions and pay attention to details

Even if you’re an expert at your job, you always need to follow all instructions and regularly brush up on knowledge. Work with diligence and full awareness of your job. Following clear rules and paying attention to detail can help you to avoid making mistakes that can lead to injuries, serious incidents and subsequent legal issues.

Participate in emergency drills and safety trainings

Emergency drills provide the knowledge how to act if the emergency arises, avoid accidents and protect yourself. Workers shouldn’t take safety drills for granted, and take this seriously. Also, managers must insist on regular and full-fledged safety trainings and exams over the gained knowledge.

Keep safe both employees and the business itself

The tips above concern each employee and his or her personal safety. And how to save the business itself? Modern safety apps can help with this.

Safety inspection apps allow managers and business owners to ensure safety in the operation environment and protect the business itself from legal impacts. Regular inspections are a key of safe workflow. Safety inspection apps help easily and quickly collect necessary information, process it and instantly use for decision making. Such data is more timely and accurate. Also, safety inspection apps allow users to store the data and have a constant access to it.

Workplace safety inspections in a few minutes

Snappii has been changing the culture of safety in various businesses for about 10 year. Hundreds of successfully and safely operating companies are our best achievement. Snappii offers Workplace Safety Inspection app, which can become your smart assistant in providing workplace safety right now. This ready-made app allows users to inspect working environment including surrounding appliances, medical service, environment control, fire protection and more. Fill out pre-made inspection forms, add photos, capture accurate GPS locations and more.  Start an efficient safety assurance program with Workplace Safety Inspection app.

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