Maximize productivity on construction sites with QR codes

QR code technology simplifies work on construction sites

| April 2023 |.

Construction sites typically require intensive manual actions. This includes taking blueprints, checking the progress and presence of workers, or tracking company equipment and construction materials. These factors can slow a project's progress.

The construction industry generates enormous amounts of data on the workers and logistics of multiple projects. Still many construction contractors operate with manual data collection. This leads to inaccurate, insufficient data. It is difficult to rely on it for emergency/safety issues.

As in any other sector, the construction industry can benefit from converting these manual tasks into digital ones.

In a "one glove fits all" solution, QR codes in construction may be the right answer. QR Code technology has the potential to ease daily routines, prevent accidents and make cumbersome documentation a thing of the past.

Read on to see how QR codes in construction can remove roadblocks in construction, and how they can be used on construction sites!

3 ways QR codes can be used in construction to maximize efficiency

QR codes in construction can help address issues such as tracking worker performance data, tracking worker attendance, materials and compliance with safety protocols. Here are 3 popular ways you can use QR codes in construction.

1. Simplify operational work procedures.

Typically, Standard Operating Procedures (Operational Safety Plans) are a must-have on construction sites. But they are usually bulky, manually intensive to carry (especially if multiple language versions are required) and in a format that is confusing to workers. If lost or misplaced, these documents also cannot be reprinted.

The solution is simple: Place a QR code at relevant locations on your construction site. When an employee or contractor scans the QR code, they are redirected to a pdf of the work procedures. This way, information is structured and transmitted in a systematic, easy way without hassle or missing documents.

2. QR codes for sharing blueprints, manuals and inspection documents

A building plan or blueprint is key for builders, and these are often different for each part of a project. For example, the blueprint for the second floor of a building may differ from that of the second floor. Design changes can also occur during construction. So how do you keep everyone informed?

Using dynamic QR codes on construction sites helps. Place QR codes on construction sites or on-site offices for employees or contractors to access, and share blueprints with a scan. A dynamic QR code can be edited anytime, anywhere, without having to create an entirely new QR code each time.

On a construction site, specific equipment is often used for different applications. Referring to a written or printed manual may be sufficient, but it can be time-consuming and confusing for workers, especially when working with an international team. In the age of interactive content, using digital, multilingual manuals helps. Use QR codes on packaging and/or equipment to help the team use your valuable equipment correctly.

Tip: In the case of sensitive documents, use password-protected QR codes. This leads to the user entering a password or filling out a form before viewing the document.

3. Easily transmit notifications by scanning a QR code

It may happen that a machine breaks down, or an unsafe situation arises somewhere on the worksite. Via a QR code, everyone - own employees, but also subcontractors, architects and other visitors to the site - can simply and quickly report the problem.

Do construction sites need QR codes?

Absolutely! QR codes can help increase productivity, safety and efficiency on worksites. QR codes on work tools can be used to track and manage company assets. Equipment can be scanned and monitored through the asset tracking dashboard on desktop, tablet or smartphone. Dynamic QR codes can be used to update and track information on a regular basis.

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