Articles by: Karen Parker

Coming Soon… QicForms

Create and deploy digital forms to your own app, in the blink of an eye. Join the community and share your form templates to earn extra credits. Access existing templates. You don’t even need to know how to code.  It’s that easy with QicForms!

Call us today on 1300 965 192 to find out how you can join the QicForm community.

QicForms allows you to create your own digital forms without having to write a single piece of code. QicForms is part of the QicWorks Group. Visit QicForms.com or QicWorks.com for more information.

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.

The Truth About Battery Life on Mobile Devices (Using Internet/Phone Signal)

Companies that build mobile devices and their operating systems like to boast about battery life. But extended battery life is not achieved through the provision of better batteries, it mainly comes down to the device’s operating system. This is evident when you put your phone down and leave it for a period of time. It is as if the device “goes to sleep.”

These operating systems are much like a bear hibernating for winter – A bear will slow its heart beat and metabolism down to only just achieve what is needed to keep it alive. The operating system does the same in your phone. The system will wake up if the phone senses movement or it is triggered by something like an incoming call or text. It will continue to operate at 100% until your put the device down again.

When Safe-halo is turned on it will track the owner, even when the phone goes to sleep. The tracking data is stored on the device and relayed back to the Safe-halo management system as soon as the phone has been woken up and has phone or internet signal.

Safe-halo has been designed for Users in the field, knowing that these Users are active and on the move. When Users are active or moving their smart devices are awake. Hence Safe-halo is extremely efficient at doing is task.

The number 1 question we are asked is, “Why is my location sometimes shown wrong on the map?” 95% of the time this is because the device has gone to sleep, while sitting on a desk, in a daypack/bag or the User has been out of network range. The map shows the last known location for the device.  Safe-halo will continue to store the GPS coordinates on the mobile device in preparation to upload to the server, as soon as the device is awake, and signal is available again.

We have now included additional design features within Safe-halo, that both manually and automatically wake the device up remotely from the webserver. Safe-halo is now able to “ping” the device. A feature that is super advantageous when a user is in the field and has not moved within a period that they should have.

We also recommend that users of the Safe-halo app regularly log out and login of Safe-halo (every couple of days,) as each time you do this, the app will complete a “handshake” with the server ensuring that all information is keep up to date. Please note that the schedule function on the app is designed to turn the app on and off, it does not automate data updates.

If you have any questions or require further information about how Safe-halo can safe guard your employees, please contact the team at 152HQ on 1300 965 192.

Safe-halo is a cutting-edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

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.

Intuitive software to keep you on track

Welcome to TBT (Throw Back Thursday) where we look back at our software successes!

This week’s spot light is on Adbuilt Plus. Our client looked to 152HQ to create an intuitive platform that automated the day-to-day operations of administrating Ad-built’s projects and resources. Scheduling contractors and staff across multiple projects, is no longer a problem with Adbuilt Plus.

Contact 152HQ at 152HQ/contact-us or call on 1300 965 192 to see how we can turn your digital dreams into reality, just like at Adbuilt Plus.

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.

Are you awesome? We’re hiring.

Are you a Front end developer, looking for seachange in 2019? Come and join our awesome team.

Find out all the details at https://www.152hq.com/wp/positions/front-end-dev/ current positions. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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.

Digital Job Cards – Yes Please!

Welcome to TBT (Throw Back Thursday) where we look back at our software successes!

This week’s spot light is on UGL Unipart where 152HQ were able to successfully digitalise job cards, removing duplication and increasing efficiencies.  152HQ stepped in and not only developed an intuitive software package, but also a companion app that staff wanted to use.

Contact 152HQ at 152HQ/contact-us or call on 1300 965 192 to see how we can turn your digital dreams into reality, just like at UGL Unipart.

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.

Overwhelmed?

Drowning in paper? Is it costing you more just time and money? Then QicForms is for you.

QicForms allows you to create your own digital forms without having to write a single piece of code. Or take up 152HQ’s introductory offer to load your forms for you AT NO COST.

QicForms is a cloud management system and companion app that utilises the latest in user friendly technologies such as drag and drop, barcoding, business intelligence and workflow automation, giving you time to focus on what matters. You can even watch your team’s statistics and performance live from our intuitive dashboard.

152HQ is looking for foundation members to get on board with our team to help test the QicForms platform. If you are a small to medium enterprises with 10 – 150 employees, who is tired of the inefficiencies of paper systems, then you need QicForms.

Join today and have access to;

  • 2 years subscription including access to new releases, upgrades and maintenance, at no cost
  • Have your existing paper forms loaded into QicForms and deployed to your staff instantaneously.
  • Have input into how QicForms can be customised to specifically suit your business needs
  • Have access to a designated technical support officer, including software integration specialist at commencement of membership
  • Exclusive invitations to QicForms functions including but not limited to launch parties, module releases and training/information days
  • Access to exclusive Foundation Member communications and offers

In return for being a QicForms Foundation Member, you will be called upon to:

  • provide testimonial feedback,
  • provide case studies,
  • as well as help with testing of new modules and/or features.

The QicForms Foundation Member program has been designed to take all the hard work and effort associated with software integration, away from the business owner. Our dedicated team of software integration specialists will be with you every step of the way.

Contact us today to discover how you can benefit further from being a QicForms Foundation Member

QicForms allows you to create your own digital forms without having to write a single piece of code. QicForms is part of the QicWorks Group. Visit QicWorks.com for more information.

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.

Strata Management Just Got Easier

Welcome to TBT (Throw Back Thursday) where we look back at our software successes!

This week’s spot light is on SafeStrata where 152HQ were able to successfully automate the way strata residents and managers can log maintenance and safety issues with SafeStrata. Visit www.safestrata.com.au  to find out more.

Contact 152HQ at 152HQ/contact-us or call on 1300 965 192 to see how we can turn your digital dreams into reality, just like SafeStrata.

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.

Take2 for Safety

Capturing safety data from the field just got easier with 152HQ’s Take2 system.

Take 2 – The real time safety risk management system, managing risks from site to the boardroom instantaneously.

Based on the principle of SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement), the Take2 mobile application is an informal digital risk management tool designed to guide personnel in the identification and control of hazards, prior to task commencement.

Completed at the work front Take2 encourages personnel to:

  • STOP – Stop and plan the task
  • THINK – Identify the hazards involved
  • ASSESS – Use the Qualitative Risk Matrix to assess the level of risk
  • MAKE CHANGES – Use the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls to reduce likelihood and consequence of Hazard
  • DO THE TASK SAFELY -When confident that all hazards have been adequately controlled, proceed with the job.

Take 2 has been designed to not only help Users to identify hazards but also to:

  • document action taken, and controls implemented to ensure the hazard has been eliminated or the risk has been reduced to As Low As Reasonable Practicable
  • to encourage Users to fully document the hazard and risk, to enable continuous improvements and training opportunities
  • provide a discussion prompt around safety requirements when undertaking infrequent or abnormal tasks

Coming from a construction background, we have seen numerous occasions where undertaking mandatory Take2’s was becoming a “tick and flick” exercise with no emphasis on onsite safety awareness or incident prevention. We needed to take Take2 from paper to digital to reinvigorate participants, gain continuity and substance, while alerting stakeholders in real time when and where hazards have been identified.

Take2’s robust build has been designed for trades; with large buttons, Voice to Text, GPS technology and multimedia uploads.  The mobile application automatically date, time and location stamps the Take2, ensuring authenticity, as well as auditable data. Once a Take2 is completed it is simultaneously emailed, with a pdf version, direct to the user (and supervisor, if specified).  For single user accounts it is free to download, with up to ten (10) Take2’s automatically saving direct to the User’s device.

No training is required. Take2 provides a clean, intuitive and easy-to-use App interface giving you a great user experience.

For additional features, a subscription to a cloud based management system is offered, where you can:

  • View and manage your team’s Take2, with real time hazard locations identified on your dashboard map.
  • Share Take2’s with your stakeholders including sub-contactors, clients or project partners
  • Have safety notifications issued as soon as risks are identified
  • View, export or filter (by groups, User or date) within your Take2 register
  • View and assign risk close out actions, as well as filter or export your Risk Register
  • Monitor your Team’s safety statistics
  • Review and monitor your Team’s data integrity and substance
  • Have flexibility to turn hazard ratings off, turning Take2 into an audit or job checklist tool.
  • Ability to assign to Job or Work Order Numbers
  • Customise and manage your question sets including setting global question that activate prior to undertaking Take2 ie “Are you fit for work?”

Our point of difference is that the Take2 web management system enables safety data sharing to occur in real time, directly with all stakeholders.  Data accuracy, consistency and standardisation are no longer an issue amongst our data sharing formats, allowing for easy record auditing and conformity of information.

The cloud management system allows safety professionals and managers to review and even re-evaluate the risk (without altering the User’s original risk rating), implement additional resources, controls or changes, identify new or reoccurring trends and training opportunities, as well as assign or close out risk corrective actions.

Having all of this data available on the one platform, allows you to:

  • identify potential behavioural trends or environmental issues,
  • identify and capture risks that may be subject to legislation or business changes,
  • demonstrate to others (regulators, investors, company stakeholders and others) that risks are being managed.
  • design controls or mitigation measures to reduce or remove the risk(s) before they occur,
  • document better safe work procedures and update safety management plans
  • implement or update training programs
  • achieve safety objectives, and drive continual improvements

Take2 turns any smart device into a safety tool. It allows Users to pass onsite experiences, knowledge and ideas direct to key stakeholders who collectively are able to identify all operational hazards, choose effective control measures and positively enhance their safety performance.

Have project or operational visibility, as well as house audit and safety compliance documentation all from within the one location, with Take2.

Take2.live is a real time safety risk management system, managing risks from site to the boardroom instantaneously. Take2 is the only safety tool that is completed at the work front, which makes us STOP and THINK prior to commencing work. Take our free 30-day trial today!

 

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.

152HQ Awarded Gold for Digital Disruption

Exciting times at 152HQ, as we were awarded Gold Disruptor for 2018 at the national ACS Digital Disruptor Award for Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer: Corporate. This award is recognition of how 152HQ with Safe-halo have digitally disrupted remote worker management systems.

As award recipients, 152HQ are honoured to be recognised as a team of ICT professionals who are at the forefront of digital innovation.

Award background:

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of productivity, innovation and business that can deliver valuable, tangible results.

Find further competition and awards details at https://reimagination.acs.org.au/disruptors.html

Product background:

The Safe-halo application is able to enhance a user’s smart device, enabling the GPS signal to still be sent from the very outer fringes of network range. The device then reports a User’s safety status and location back to a web based management system. This week 152HQ are also excited to announce that we can now link Safe-halo to personal GPS tracking devices, such as Spot 3, offering users 100% coverage.

Safe-halo is successfully implemented into South32, Centennial Coal and Peabody Energy operations within New South Wales, offering real time visibility and peace of mind when it comes to remote worker management.

Check out our video : https://player.vimeo.com/video/298703254

Get on board with Safe-halo at www.safe-halo.net or www.152hq.com

Safe-halo is a cutting edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

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.

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