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 a Technology Analyst in the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. His research agenda focuses on covering industrial risk technologies, best practices and growth strategies. Prior to joining Verdantix, Sebastian worked for Trucost, a division of S&P Dow Jones Indices, and held positions in China, Brunei and Kenya. Sebastian holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on the digitization of Operational Excellence and covers operational risk technologies, best practices and growth strategies. Her recent research focussed on benchmarking the capabilities of the prominent operational risk software vendors. She has over 10 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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