The Android App is used to perform safety inspections of scaffolding on construction sites. The App uses NFC to update a safety device attached to the scaffolds.
Data is synchronised back to a web portal that gives complete information on inspection history, device locations, weather feeds, etc.
The SafeTime CBC device is an electronic tag that is revolutionising health and safety in the construction industry.
Customers affix a monitoring device to temporary works (e.g. scaffolding) on a building site and use our custom-built Android App to regulraly inspect the safety of the temporary works. Once inspected, the CBC device is updated by the Android App (via NFC technology similar to London Transport Oyster cards) and the device displays how long there is left until the next inspection. This means people using the scaffold on a daily basis can easily see that it has been inspected for safety. If an inspection runs out, the device flashes red and the scaffolding should not be used.
We have built a native Android App which runs on NFC-enabled Android devices (e.g. Google's Nexus devices) to allow inspectors to perform inspections and update CBC devices. The App synchronises its data with a web-based portal that allows users to see all their projects, live devices and view inspection data. This means site inspectors, off-site managers and health and safety staff can all easily see the safety status of all their scaffolding from one simple interface.
Other key features include:
“This small but perfectly-formed device is a really clever tool that can give many of us peace of mind and a means of checking site activity performance from our offices.”
The device won the Beaumont Safety Trophy at the Construction Health & Safety Group Annual Awards 2014. The award citation highlights the system's strengths: "This small but perfectly-formed device is a really clever tool that can give many of us peace of mind and a means of checking site activity performance from our offices."
One of the pilot projects using the device, the Grange Walk Project (managed by United House Ltd. for Notting Hill Housing Trust) won a