Digitizing Worker Onboarding – Infrastructure Magazine
We all know the process where trades and skilled workers are mixed together in a site shed for four to six hours, while listening to safety managers go through PowerPoint presentations on compliance, safety, PPE, community , quality, environment and site maps. Each offers a similar message on a different colored slide, written by a different division of the company.
Workers being paid to sit while a compliance box is checked for four hours (or more) is an opportunity too good to miss.
Onboarding 800 workers for four hours at $90 per hour represents an investment of $280,000. What kind of return would you accept for this type of investment? Too often, a piece of paper with an indecipherable name and signature is the only tangible result.
Prime contractors realize that there is an untapped opportunity to leverage the worker onboarding process to improve workforce skills and share critical messages and learnings with the workforce. So many trades and professional workers in the infrastructure industry are tactile learners. When they listen, interact, and reflect, the learning outcomes are much more effective than listening to a lecture on project rules and answering a series of multiple-choice questions as a group.
The transition to a digital format with rich, interactive content is a shift in thinking for some of the industry’s leading operators. For example, simply replacing a maternity safety statement with video messages from the leadership team, thought-provoking exercises that check a learner’s understanding and help reinforce the messages, yields great results and reinforces the messages.
By moving to integrating digital e-learning, workers are not only highly engaged and tested on their knowledge; the process can be done before arrival on site. This leads to significant savings for the project and ensures workers get to work quickly.
As one large infrastructure project reported: Over 25,000 workers using the 3D Safety integration platform saved the project millions, with an 860% return on investment.
In a survey of those workers using this new approach, more than two-thirds of workers said they found the experience positive and more than 80% said they would recommend the approach to other projects.
Additionally, many workers said they had followed this message on other projects and never really understood how safety, quality, environment and behavior align to complete successful projects. projects.
The workers accept this change. All it takes is a slightly different approach to transform the bottom line and deliver jaw-dropping returns – for far less than today’s dodgy capital expenditures.
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