Digital technologies are rapidly changing economies, societies and our way of working. In the utilities industry, environment, health and safety (EHS) has been significantly impacted by the inception of digital technologies that allow for more efficient and rigorous practices, such as improved safety checks, risk assessment and incident reporting . Despite this, utilities and construction remain high-risk industries - the latest figures from the UK’s Health & Safety Executive report 40 fatal injuries to construction workers this year alone - a 22% increase from 2018/2019. Non-compliance does not come without cost - the average fine for health and safety non-compliance was £150,000 last year. There is an urgent need for technologies that allow for real-time visibility in the field, to mitigate not only the financial costs of non-compliance, but also the human cost.
GeoPal significantly improves safety management within the utilities industry by providing ready access to data, regular updates and instant communication between teams in the office and workers in the field.