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Contractor Management - Induction

  • 1.  Contractor Management - Induction

    Posted 19 November 2019 22:13

    I am investigating the use of technology to undertake contractor inductions, could anyone give any advice on how they are currently undertaking inductions and if they do utilise technology what is the technology, how does it work and has there been any benefit to their organisation?


  • 2.  RE: Contractor Management - Induction

    Posted 24 November 2019 17:35
    I recently was required to complete a 10 hours a day induction conducted over 4 days, as usual it was power point based with the presenters reading  the organisations policies, this seems to be the norm and the limit of technology with most organisations when it comes to inductions
    I recently co presented a seminar and we used Canva that allowed much more scope than power point, the seminar was time efficient and knowledge retention was superior, I have been to many inductions and the main issue is not the technology but the same message, that is - We are the best - We Care - These are our policies -  Sign the waiver - If you fail you will be terminated,
    Kind Regards


  • 3.  RE: Contractor Management - Induction

    Posted 24 November 2019 17:36

    Hi Jordan, there are a lot of options out there.  A couple of the ones we come across regularly include Pegasus, Rapid Induct and Damstra.  It really depends upon what you want to do with the software as to whether they add any value in my opinion. 

    If you are just doing inductions and that's it, pick the cheapest option as all of them essentially do that. 

    If you want to set a bunch of criteria and document submission (insurances, policies, procedures, employee qualifications and competencies) and you want to manage document expiry notifications and prompt contractors to update their documentation, then look for those features.

    If you want to approve and reject contractors and their information and ask them to resubmit info to be approved, then looks for that functionality.

    We work in conjunction with some of these packages to allow the assessment of contractors to extend to the provision, review and acceptance of plant & equipment being used by contractors to work for Councils and Principal Contractors.

    I think the value the software adds will be dependent upon how much you want to do with it.  One thing is for sure, if you are going to do it, it needs to be an organisational commitment and have some resources allocated. Happy to talk through if you want.

    Matt Turner, Managing Director, Plant Assessor 0429665463