New COVID-19 Safety Materials

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Safety is, and always will be, a top priority in construction. At Raken, our focus is to provide you with the resources that help keep your jobsites and crews safe.

Last week, our friends at NECA gave us a new toolbox talk for our app: COVID-19 and Other Communicable Diseases. Since its release, nearly 400 companies have used it to ensure safety precautions are followed. If you haven’t already, you can download a free PDF version of it here.

We’ve also heard a lot of feedback from our customers about their daily procedures and how COVID-19 may be affecting them. To help improve communication and documentation, we’ve added some COVID-19 safety questions to our daily survey—and made it available for anyone to use for free in our app. The answers to these questions can provide clear and timely insight for the office to what’s happening in the field, including any safety concerns or delays that may come up.

Daily questions to ask around COVID-19

  • Was anyone sent home due to illness or high temperature?
  • Was the new COVID-19 protocol discussed?
  • Did all workers follow social distancing requirements?
  • Were temporary toilets and wash stations serviced?
  • Were commonly used areas cleaned?
  • Any COVID-19 related delays?

Documenting with daily surveys

In Raken, the Daily Survey is a list of questions that you answer on a daily basis to assess the safety and progress of your construction site. It’s a quick way for you to keep an accurate account of what happened each day—all your field crew has to do is select their answers and add any notes, then the answers are automatically categorized in your Daily Report.

Now more than ever, it’s critical to have daily documentation to point back to in case of any delays or disputes, and these questions can help you keep a clear record.

covid survey in Raken app

Setting up the daily survey questions

If you’re a current Raken user or on a free trial, the survey template is ready to be activated. By applying this template, you will have access to the default questions Raken provides and the COVID-19 questions. Check out this support article for step-by-step instructions on how to set it up.

If you don’t currently use Raken, our app improves communication between the office and field by making it easy to collect jobsite data, complete digital daily reports, and schedule safety meetings. You can access the daily survey feature (and more) with a free trial.