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Working with leading construction and project management companies, Trade Assist faced a unique problem in implementing health and safety practices with their staff throughout several locations at any one time.

Each site was operating a different health and safety system, with staff considering the approach a drawn-out and disjointed paperwork process. As with most companies, this meant near misses and accidents were considered more of a paperwork burden.

With the current multitude of differing processes, generating a clear and consistent picture of health and safety was difficult. Trade Assist HR Manager Chris Constanti says they would “end up with a blurred picture at the end of the day.”

Trade Assist decided that good health and safety management meant automatic processes that escalated problems in real time, combined with an easy to use system for all staff.

It also had to be mobile friendly for an entire workforce, enabling all staff to easily report accidents or near misses within minutes, and not wait or work across large development sites to report it. This was a major loss in production time.


Trade Assist and Assura worked together to develop and easy to understand and straightforward health and safety system that worked no matter where staff were.

Implementing both site and field-based systems allows staff to report all accidents, near misses or potential hazards easily and quickly. This creates a real-time update within the system, with automated escalation processes to ensure actions are taken.

Chris Constanti say’s, with Assura, Trade Assist “can now find out what is happening across all of our sites throughout the wider region, providing a consistent and global overview that we didn’t have before.” The increased visual is proving beneficial to both board directors and clients.

With a decreased burden of documentation and less downtime, Trade Assist staff are free to get on with the job at hand.