The Work Health and Safety Regulations requires workers to complete their general construction induction training before they can carry out construction work. BuilderStorm make that very easy!
You can view statistics on each question, how long a question takes on average to be answered, how often your users get the answer wrong and how many users successfully complete the induction test first time.
Our research* has shown that a typical site carries out inductions on average 4 days a week, with most sites having to perform daily inductions. These inductions can vary from 30 minutes to a full day, especially for more complex and dangerous project environments.
If a new employee or site worker has internet access on their phone, tablet or computer, they can go through the whole induction process without any direction from your site team, saving both your time and effort.
BuilderStorm’s Inductions System is likely to change the way you do your daily inductions forever, and we hope that our approach to construction site inductions will become the standard process for sites all across the UK. Our system is designed to improve the attitude of your project staff with regards to site safety, as well as minimising the time that your site managers spend going over the ‘same old stuff’ day in, day out.
If a new employee or site worker has internet access on their phone, tablet or computer, they can then go through the whole induction process without any direction from your site team, saving both your time and effort. They can be presented with all of your induction material online (whether site-specific or generic), but still have a face to face conversation later on to go over any further queries they may have. This enables them to go through your induction material in their own time, at their own pace.
This will drastically speed up your induction process, as it ensures the data is accurately entered and stored by the user, and it frees up the time you previously spent managing this time-consuming process. Checks are then made, which ensures that all of your new users have viewed and understood all of the material before being inducted. The whole Induction process is completely flexible to meet your specific company requirements.
1. Captures user’s details; allow your users to enrol and input any information you need such as personal data, as well as copies of their CSCS and CPCS cards. All of this information and personal data is then stored within the BuilderStorm platform. Your users accounts can then be created and permission levels can be set as required.
2. New inductees are then presented with the Induction, which can be made up of your own custom content. Your custom Induction can be in the form of images, files, PowerPoint presentations, text/HTML or even videos. These can be solely project specific if that’s what’s needed, but we anticipate this part of the induction to cover all the basics (no smoking, Considerate Constructors Scheme, operating plant without the correct tickets, etc). Site specific induction content can then be carried out on site, reducing the time your site staff have to spend carrying out inductions.
We can also produce all of this content for you: slides, images and even videos, produced specifically for your company. Prices on application.
3. Users will then have to complete a questionnaire, typically covering the CSCS syllabus. This questionnaire can be completely customisable. Questions and answers can be randomised or taken from a specific group, if there is a “hot topic” you need covered at that time. For example, if you are experiencing a spate of slips, trips and falls on your sites, you can increase the number of questions relating to this category, which demonstrates that you are being responsive to the trend.
4. Inductee management is straight forward and easy. If personal data has been input correctly and your users have passed an assigned questionnaire, you can then approve them for a site specific induction. Your users’ data will then be available for your site team to see and complete on site, during the site specific induction.
All data is stored securely.
This is absolutely fine, you can still carry out on site inductions if required. Content can be loaded onto a laptop, through a projector or on an iPad or tablet. The tablet view is ideal when your site team are carrying out inductions for smaller audiences and want to avoid the hassle of setting up a laptop and projector. You can scroll through the induction as normal and once it is complete, you can add users and operatives to the BuilderStorm system in one seamless action. As mentioned before, you can attach copies of CSCS cards, CPCS or other training certificates in just a few clicks, using the camera in your iPad or tablet. These are then added automatically to the user’s profile and training compliance record, without any further action required.
BuilderStorm’s Induction feature will log when any of your users have been inducted and keep a record of it, this is so it can be referenced as and when needed. You can also specify if the inductee will need access to BuilderStorm and create the account immediately, saving time for your project administrator. As details are stored securely online, you will be fully compliant with the Data Protection Act. Only users with the correct permissions will be able to view this data, and because the data is stored digitally, there are no printed sheets that can get lost, copied, stolen or viewed by anyone without the correct permissions.
Our research* has shown that a typical site carries out inductions on average 4 days a week, with most sites having to perform daily inductions. These inductions can vary from 30 minutes to a full day, especially for more complex and dangerous project environments. The average induction process takes around 1 hour.
For a company running 30 projects, inductions might be taking up to 120 hours a week – not to mention the additional time it takes to gather CSCS and training certs, then scan them and file them.
With BuilderStorm’s Induction system, you can focus on carrying out more site specific inductions and reduce the average induction time to around 30 minutes, thus halving the time your team spends on inductions and eliminating the need to collect card details.*survey of 23 companies within the UK with 683 projects monitored.
You can monitor the performance of your site staff by using the BuilderStorm stats. You can see how many users have completed the induction, how quickly they completed it and how they well performed on the CSCS test. You can view stats on each question, i.e. how long questions take on average to be answered, how often users get the question wrong and how many users successfully complete the test first time. All of this data can then be used to fine tune your induction process and get a better understanding of the people on your site and their attitude to different aspects of site safety.
Add users to BuilderStorm and induct them in one action – Capture CSCS cards and instantly upload to BuilderStorm
Full records on-line, no need for bookcases of printed sheets – Data Protection Act compliant
React to current trends with safety by customising induction content and questionnaires.