Creating operational efficiencies is a core service offering at Papertrail. We pride ourselves on finding ways to reduce compliance, asset management and health and safety costs. The more clients save, the more they can drive forward innovation and generate healthy profits.
Vertical working has always been high risk and challenging. Gaining access, staying safe, protecting those working from falls and knowing your means of descent or rescue are all part of the job for Rope Access technicians and managers.
Myself and the team at Papertrail are proud of our adventure background and fiercely proud of helping keep people safe along with our environmental responsibilities. When we took the concept of Papertrail to reality, the solution we had in mind was to deliver:
- A technology that reduced the amount of paper being used in the trail of inspections for checking assets and safety procedures. The risk being loss of paper, or too much paper used, wasn’t just bad for the environment but it also increased risk with too many human steps in the process.
- A solution that made the whole inspection process a lot easier and therefore we could do more with the limited time we had. This was a fact of life, not enough time, too many tasks!
- Because of the insurance implications and regulatory pressures, the solution was to improve accountability and increase information transparency. This didn’t just speed up time of delivering what was needed and reduce frustration, it also demonstrated control.
Organisations are stronger and more productive when employees perform at their best. It sounds logical, but too often, performance gets confused with putting in the hours. Working longer and harder is traditionally considered an achievement, which means operational efficiency isn’t always front of mind.