In the dynamic realm of construction, India's journey towards organized and systematized practices traces back to 1847 when Lord Dalhousie established the Public Works Department (PWD). This pivotal moment marked the beginning of a thriving construction industry, now spanning 250 sub-sectors with interconnected links across various domains. As the second-largest employment sector in India, this labor-intensive industry provides livelihoods to approximately 49.5 million individuals.
Between FY 2012-22, India's construction sector attracted a cumulative FDI inflow of $35 billion, contributing a substantial 18% to the nation's GDP. These statistics underline the significance of the construction industry in India's economic landscape.
India is poised to ascend to the position of the world's third-largest construction market in the next 2-3 years, according to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal (April 2023). However, as the sector expands, it faces persistent challenges.
Construction work exposes laborers to various hazards, from falls and unguarded machinery to heavy equipment accidents, electrocutions, and exposure to hazardous materials like silica dust and asbestos. Ensuring worker safety remains a paramount concern.
Operational Challenges: Beyond safety, the construction industry grapples with issues ranging from document management and knowledge gaps to revenue management, regulatory approvals, and work permits.
Role of SafetyApp: The Construction Industry is required to establish a dedicated safety plan that covers all aspects of construction activities, leaving no room for compromise. We, at SafetyApp understand these needs and are dedicated to addressing them to make construction sites safer and more productive.
Workforce Safety: For any employer, the most valuable asset is their employee. SafetyApp helps in standardization of safety procedures, elevating adherence to safety policies, providing safety trainings, inductions and toolbox instructions. This gives workers a sense of security and promotes employee’s health and safety.
Digitization: Faster exchange of information, easier documentation of paper works, quicker work permits, improved communication among team members and getting swift information and instructions. Everything required for productive work is available in one application.
Documentation: Storage of documents, proof of incident report, violation notice, and other required materials can be taken and saved for future references. These records can help in preventing the same mistakes and plan future strategies. Moreover, images of induction trainings, toolbox trainings, checklist and accidents can be added along with date stamp and Geo Location for more accurate proof.
Pro-active Resolution: SafetyApp helps in addressing issues, conflicts or potential problems before they escalate and become significant obstacles. Safety observation is one such feature which detects threats and provides plausible solutions to overcome it. Additionally, hazards and vulnerabilities can be prevented in a timely manner, making the work environment safer.
Revenue Management: Inaccurate estimations, material theft, inefficient project management, inadequate billing and invoicing, etc. can cause revenue leakage and also harm the reputation of the firm. SafetyApp can help in these terms to maximize revenue and profitability and minimize losses.
The building sector must embrace technology if it is to continue to expand and succeed. India's rise to the third-largest building industry is not without its own set of difficulties. By enhancing processes, elevating safety standards, and increasing productivity, SafetyApp is equipped to transform the sector. Together, let's build a better future, one construction project at a time.
For more information and to witness the future of construction safety, visit SafetyApp.