Managing Contractor Safety During The COVID-19 Pandemic With Technology

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Executive Summary

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has ground the world to a halt. The pandemic has caused borders to close across Asia, Europe and North America. At the same time, global lockdowns are in place over a quarter of the world population. However businesses are slowly but steadily starting to reopen. Firms in industries such as construction and manufacturing rely on a large number of contractors to operate. This report provides heads of operations, EHS and facilities management with a view into how different contractor safety management solutions such as visitor management systems, prequalification checks, permit to work software and video analytics can be used to ensure the safety of temporary workers and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on a firm’s operation.  

Table of contents

Multitude Of Contractor Safety Management Solutions Are Available To Tackle COVID-19 Risks
Managing Contractors In The Time Of COVID-19 Poses A Plethora Of Challenges
Contractor Safety Management Digital Tools Can Help Mitigate COVID-19 Risk

About the authors

Sebastian Winter

Industry Analyst
Sebastian is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. His research agenda covers digital twins for industrial facilities, asset management software, and connected worker platforms. Sebastian also delivers market strategy, voice of the customer, thought leadership, CDD, and digital strategy advisory pieces. Prior to joining Verdantix, Sebastian worked for Trucost, a division of S&P Global, and held positions in China, Brunei and Kenya. Sebastian holds an MSc Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on digital technologies for Operational Excellence including digital twins and software solutions for industrial risk and asset management. Malavika has over 15 years’ experience in research and strategy consulting. Malavika previously worked at Frost & Sullivan, managing and delivering advisory projects for clients involving expansion, acquisition, benchmarking and product development strategies. Malavika holds a MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

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