Posted on 7th September 2020

Market Data

Implementation of Contractor Management: The Proof is in the Pudding

Has the COVID-19 pandemic sped up digital transformation in your organisation?

Despite the virus’ devastating impact on the economy, businesses are investing more in technology; with 52% of companies stating they will increase their spending on digital transformation, according to a global research study from IFS.

The study confirmed that many companies were using the global downturn to divert resources to technological renewal and innovation; while enterprise software also looked to play a role in accelerating recovery further down the line. Adopting digital software solutions to replace outdated systems and working practices will help companies thrive, now and in the future – although it is important to remember that digital solutions is and has played a vital role in helping companies here and now to ensure businesses can still communicate and engage with customers, clients, contractors and suppliers; as a survey by Twilio found that 95% of all companies are seeking new ways of engaging customers as a result of COVID-19 and 92% say transforming digital communications is extremely or very critical to address current business challenges.

As part of our commitment to assisting your business continuity, at a time when many teams have been struggling with contractor compliance, we’ve been telling you how we can help significantly and quickly with our Verature Contractor Management Systems.

We’ve been letting you know how Verature can enable your organisation to continue working safely and productively with; Homeworking access, Kiosk Mode Receptions, Lone working options, and Specific Questionnaires and Health Declaration Approval Process.

  • Homeworking: Our Verature systems are cloud-based solutions, enabling you and your team to work remotely and still have 24/7, 365 days access to all the information and database so you can continue to manage your contractors and visitors.
  • Kiosk Mode Receptions: Enabling you to move to a paperless system that can limit hand to hand contact, the Verature system can be set to a to a kiosk mode to automate how visitors and contractors sign in or out of site; preventing unnecessary queues and bottle necks not only via paperless signing-in, but by allowing RAMS and Credentials to be checked and your visitor to be Inducted,  BEFORE they even arrive on site!
  • Lone Working: Track Lone Worker situations, with a full escalation process. The Verature System is enabling Lone Workers to log out remotely and if they have not signed off site, a text and email will be issued to an emergency contact to escalate a healthy and safety check on the Worker.
  • Specific Questionnaires and Health Declaration Approval Process: You and your team will have the ability to only approve visits with an approved coronavirus questionnaire. The development to the contractor compliance process enables you and your team to pre-vet for the coronavirus before your visitors or contractors arrive anywhere near your site and near your staff. From the Verature system an induction questionnaire can be sent to your chosen visitors and contractors to be checked, based on the answers provided, the questionnaire will expire every 7 days and will be re-sent to ensure the health and safety of others on site.

But you don’t just have to take our word for it, so we went and asked our Clients how they got on…

  • 100% Of Clients Agreed!

Verature’s efficient remote and paperless process (Off-site Inductions/Kiosk Mode Signing-in/Electronic PtW) is going to really help us manage the return to the workplace and access on to the site going forward, more safely and compliantly.

  • 87.5% Of Clients Agreed!

It is helping to ease the bottlenecks and queues that would inevitably build up at access points before we used Verature.

So the proof is in the pudding (or in the pie-chart)! Take a look at what else our clients had to say: https://www.verature.co.uk/customer-satisfaction/

We even brought together a panel of industry experts to discuss how your business can adjust to the ‘new workplace’ & much more. We explored topics such as Social Distancing, the impact across different industries, technology and automation, and the future; and what you may change and implement to assist your business continuity planning to manage your Contractor Compliance post lockdown. https://www.targetis.co.uk/moving-forward-the-transition-back-to-the-workplace-a-new-perspective/

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, having dynamic and flexible digital solutions is critical to your business to ensure nothing in your contractor compliance process gets missed while you are away from the office environment.

Verature has been continually developed with various Clients, such as Goodwood, The Wellcome Trust and Ornua Foods, to provide a safe system of work. During the pandemic the system has helped deal with; H&S Questionnaires, Insurances, Expiries & Renewals, Risk Assessments, Method Statement, Tracking of Permits to Work… daily to save time and paper chasing, and to demonstrate your due diligence.

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, your business can move towards a productive future and improve your contractor management and compliance with innovative software to seriously contribute to your savings in time, money and employee safety!

Want to be one of our satisfied clients? Can we help you and your team create an efficient way of managing contractors and compliance data and move towards a collaborative working future?

You can get in touch now for a quick initial chat or arrange a free, informal, no-obligation tour of Verature over a webinar to see how our contract management systems can help - click here to schedule a suitable time.

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