The BBC predicts that there are now 4.2 million people working remotely. For the most part this helps businesses to improve productivity, but what is also provides is a communication challenge, which spells trouble in the construction industry where the health and safety of workers is of paramount interest to an organisation. Health and safety alerts are now built into mobile apps to improve communication between managers and remote workers, this leads to:
5. Communication is easier: Workers can check in to work by mobile and report updates, which saves email communication and allows managers to respond quickly to accidents
6. Improved security: Working on a construction site can be dangerous, so having mobile technology at hand saves phone calls and instantly notifies managers.