In the construction industry, things will go wrong. This is a fact of life. However, this doesn’t mean that the consequences of these errors need to come back to haunt you and your company in the future. Whether you are a site supervisor, an engineer, a project manager or anyone else who is involved in completing a project, it is important to document all aspects of a project, from start to finish, in order to avoid potential litigation cases or lawsuits.
The comprehensive reporting made available through Tracka’s log file data collection template makes it easy to record all aspects of the work taking place on site. The potential data you can record within log files includes, text, images, completed milestones, the general percentage of work complete, a series of safety, quality and commercial questions and even the weather. This information is invaluable when site and project managers need to provide a true and correct record of events that took place on the worksite. Avoiding being on the wrong end of the stick for legal proceedings is a key component for any company completing works on the modern job-site. One of the most common pitfalls that a business can fall into is having missing components of site logs, where there is a gap in the data recorded over a certain time period that needs checking up on. A recent article posted by ABC Australia, made mention of the fact that billions of dollars are wasted each year by public works infrastructure being undertaken in Australia. According to the Project Management Institute based in the United States, Australia’s infrastructure spending blows out by a staggering $108 million for every billion dollars spent. That is over 10% of the cost of a project disappearing due to a combination bad planning and bureaucracy.
The transparency of the reporting process in Tracka gives you the power to avoid the pitfalls of these incomplete data logs. Once a log has been completed, it can then be locked, printed and filed with all other key documents relating to the project. Depending on which side of the coin you are on, Tracka can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. You know the risks. Don’t make them.
The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.