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    The Rise of QR Codes

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    Back in 2019, QR codes were on their last legs. There’d been mild take up in advertising in the middle of the decade with billboards displaying these black and white matrices – but technology hadn’t really caught up with phones cameras struggling to register them. Then, by the time technology had caught up, it had already overtaken the need for QR codes.

    If someone had told you that in two years’ time you’d be scanning a QR code before you walked in any door, you would have thought they were delusional.

    Yet here we are. In a world where QR codes have become part of our daily life.  

    These two-dimensional barcodes have found a niche as an incredibly easy way to deliver long URLs to your phone. Exceptionally helpful when every restaurant, shop and premises has to have a web link to its own contact tracing web page.

    But now that QR codes are well and truly here, they are here to stay.

    Their use doesn’t just rely on a pandemic, they are also an incredibly easy way to deliver links to important information your employees need on site. Streamlining their health and safety processes to reduce the time spent on admin and get them focusing on the core components of their jobs more efficiently.

    Here are just a couple of opportunities to integrate QR codes with your Lucidity system to make HSEQ easy for your teams on the ground:

    1.       Public Forms

    InForm records are an easy way to stay on top of internal and external data. Keeping all your data in one central location for easy analysis and interrogation to support business decision making. Public Forms opens this feature up to those outside your organisation, hosting selected InForm records on a dedicated web landing page for easy completion.

    It’s easy to send someone a link to complete a Public Form, but what if they are being used on site? An entry checklist or a COVID-19 declaration form?

    If the ‘Public Enabled’ checkbox is ticked, the Lucidity system automatically generates a dedicated QR code (in the Admin Details tab) which will take users straight to this form on their smartphone or tablet. Simplifying the completion process and increasing compliance.

    1.       Accessing Employee Training Records

    As a site manager, it’s on your shoulders to ensure that the teams on your worksite are only undertaking tasks for which they have completed the appropriate training. So, as you move around the site, being able to quickly check someone’s training records would be incredibly helpful.

    Well, QR codes can help with that.

    Taking the unique link to an employee’s Lucidity training records and embedding that on their security badge would empower site managers to quickly double check training records or details of anyone on site.

    1.       Streamline Asset Management

    Imagine having access to an asset’s instruction guide, risk assessments and maintenance history all at the click of a button. Workers could easily check up on asset-relevant information, ensure that the asset is approved for use or troubleshoot any issues they are having immediately on their phone. QR codes might be the solution for your business.

    Connecting an asset’s unique Lucidity URL to a QR code which is attached to the asset could facilitate easier engagement with HSEQ practices for workers using assets. Allowing them to check an asset’s status, log any issues and ensure that they are able to stay safe themselves and keep the worksite safe as well.

    These are just three of the ways you could integrate QR codes onto your site to simplify your HSEQ processes. There are many more ways these helpful barcodes could be used to keep your workers and worksites safe. Let us know how you’re using QR codes to digitise your business processes.