Market Insight: Using Technology Effectively For Holistic Contractor Safety Insight
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Firms use contractors for multifarious reasons – to reduce employee cost, access external subject-matter expertise, or stay on top of surges in resource requirements. Organizations taking on contractors often expose themselves to higher levels of safety hazard, and must put in place a series of risk barriers throughout the life cycle of third-party operators. The mitigation of contractor safety risks pivots around three key aspects: 1) provision of accessible tools for contractors; 2) gathering of granular contractor information; and 3) use of digital workflows that leverage contractor information during operations. For procurement, EHS and operational managers, this report outlines several aspects of the digital functionality offered by safety and supplier management software vendors that can help raise the bar for contractor safety.
Table of contentsTechnology is elevating the standard for contractor EHS management
Firms are realising the benefits of having full visibility of the contractor life cycle
Digital tools improve individual worker insight throughout contractor operations
Table of figuresFigure 1. Contractor management spending trends in 2024 compared with 2023
Figure 2. Prioritization of contractor management and visibility by EHS corporate functions
Figure 3. ‘One to many’ vs ‘many to many’ contractor management
Figure 4. Stages of the contractor life cycle