A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker - Trusstor
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A day in the life of… a construction worker (empowered by Trusstor)

By: Omri Sorek
22 January 2024
5 min

Construction workers are the backbone of any construction gig. You’ll catch them prepping the site, operating heavy machinery like pros, and mixing up that concrete magic. They’re basically the ones who get the job done, assembling structures, installing stuff, and even doing the heavy lifting (literally!). It’s hands-on action every day, creating the places we live, work, and play. 

 

So let’s peel back the layers of a profession that often doesn’t get the credit it deserves. We’ll uncover the day-to-day hustle, the hurdles they face, and how Trusstor helps solve the challenges they encounter.

 

 

Task #1: Clocking in like a King

 

Construction sites are like bustling beehives with tons of stuff happening all at once – from the roar of heavy machinery to the skilled hands getting the final touches, like plastering and painting, done. This means controlling access is highly important for safety reasons, securing gear and equipment, and keeping track of construction worker hours.

 

Old-school solutions rely on specific entry and exit points that involve manual sign-in or flow workers through turnstiles or gates. The hitch? They’re like sitting ducks for mess-ups – blame it on human error or a sudden power outage. And when it’s payday, construction workers may need to get ready for some heated debates on how many hours they actually put in. Talk about a headache!

 

Trusstor eliminates this unnecessary frustration by enabling construction firms to wave goodbye to manual timesheets and outdated technologies. Its innovative IoT wearables approach means each worker is equipped with Personal Smart Badges, which communicate with Trusstor’s Location Beacons placed around the site.

 

The result is that from the time they arrive on site to the time they leave their hours are automatically tracked, ensuring no more headaches when it comes to payday. This means workers are paid for the exact hours they work without the hassle of filling out paperwork or manually clocking in.

 

 

Task #2: Getting to grips with the right equipment

 

Construction workers frequently need to use equipment to get the job done, like demolition hammers, drills and other power tools. But locating this type of equipment on a busy construction site can be a royal pain in the you know what.

 

Trusstor makes this childsplay by tagging equipment to allow its location to be instantly revealed. This saves time (up to 15 minutes per search X 10 times a day) and enhances coordination amongst construction workers when it comes to locating, using and sharing equipment.

 

 

Task #3: Ensuring the right materials and workers are where they need to be

 

Hoists are the mechanical superheroes on every construction site, hauling materials and workers up and down the building levels. But the bummer? Construction workers waiting around for a hoist can be a real pain, gobbling up precious hours each week. Really, who’s got time for that?

 

Thankfully, Trusstor steps in to make sure construction crews aren’t stuck twiddling their thumbs (which can be for an average of 5% of their day) waiting on a hoist. Management gets the lowdown on hoist action with Trusstor’s usage analysis reports, that helps them gain insights on how to lower wait time, and if things start going sideways, bam! Management gets immediate smart notifications so they can quickly resolve any problems. So, no more frustrated workers sitting on their hands waiting about. Trusstor’s all about keeping the construction flow smooth and people where they need to be.

 

 

Task #4: Keeping things safe and following all the rules!

 

Construction workers’ prime objective on-site is to keep it real safe on the job. That means rocking personal protective gear, using equipment the right way, and alerting the boss about any safety incidents.

 

But hey, accidents can sneak up on anybody, and that’s exactly when they’ll be thanking their lucky stars for Trusstor. Each worker has an emergency distress button on them. Hit that, and bam! It shoots out a distress signal to all the on-site managers.

 

Thanks to Trusstor’s nifty IoT wearables, we can instantly pinpoint where our injured buddy is and make sure they get the emergency help needed fast. The distress button not only alerts all managers but also gives a heads up to the closest worker and manager, making sure help comes zooming in for any emergencies. That means getting the right medical help to the scene asap, helping save lives and minimizing injuries.

 

 

Empowering more informed, more dynamic and more trusted workers

 

As the sun sets, our construction worker reflects on the day’s achievements. Each completed task represents a contribution to a larger vision – be it a towering skyscraper, a sturdy bridge, or a welcoming home. And they know that Trusstor has taken note of their valuable contribution and every hour they clocked up.

 

A day in the life of a construction worker is a journey of resilience, skill, and teamwork. And Trusstor, from dawn till dusk, helps them navigate challenges, celebrate triumphs, and play their indispensable hands-on-role in driving construction projects forward.

 

Discover how Trusstor can give your field managers the edge by scheduling a demo now.

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