CAPTION: B2W Inform allows contractors to generate valuable trend data from electronic forms.
Every construction company collects safety information, but Minger Construction uses B2W Inform to do something not many others do particularly well. “Instead of just collecting the information, we can actually use it to identify trends and improve our performance,” explains Mike Nelson, safety director for the Minnesota based company.
Minger created various safety forms with B2W Inform. Capturing data electronically strengthens and streamlines reporting. “We can reference past data and generate reports without the tedious, manual effort and sorting through papers that was required in the past,” according to Nelson.
The benefits of being paperless don’t stop there. “Filling out paper forms is cumbersome, and the lag time in getting the data back was a liability,” says Nelson. “We would also get inconsistent data depending on the effort, accuracy or the style of the person filling out the forms.”
Electronic forms at Minger are also set up to deliver an immediate notification by text, e-mail or within the application when triggered by a specific event or incident noted on a form.