PRESS RELEASE FROM SPARK BUSINESS WORKS

More than 700 Job Sites Adopt Mobile Health Screening Tool Built by SPARK Business Works

Posted Feb 22, 2021

Kalamazoo, MI (Feb. 19, 2021) SPARK Business Works announced today the company’s mobile health screening tool has been implemented at 700 construction job sites across the country, with more than 540,000 digital forms submitted in the first six months. More than 500 companies are now using Easy Safety Forms to help protect crew members working in the field and reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

SPARK designed and deployed Easy Safety Forms for free in March 2020 to help construction managers meet COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. To comply with strict health screening requirements and protect workers at job sites and inside facilities, managers needed an efficient and trusted solution for daily collection, entry, submission and tracking of essential employee health information. Designed as a mobile app, SPARK’s Safety Forms eliminated the dependency on manual paper processes, while improving safety, timeliness, data security, and distribution for job sites across the country. 

“We know from our work with the construction industry that technology needs to be a fast, easy and simple experience for workers, or crews won’t adopt the new technology,” said Robert Armbrister, President and CEO, SPARK. “As the construction industry responded quickly to changing requirements in the wake of COVID-19, implementing digital forms helped crew leaders go from manually watching, flagging and alerting managers of workers who posed a health risk based on printed forms to digital data collection with automatic notifications.” 

SPARK’s Safety Forms product has now been used to help protect hundreds of job sites and their workers, without any training hours or new hardware to implement. To deploy the tool quickly, job sites received a printed poster with a QR code that workers scan to launch the digital health screening form on their own mobile device. Once implemented, managers receive alerts based on risk triggers and store and access the data securely. 

Smartphones are the most-utilized work devices on construction sites, with 92% of workers using mobile devices daily compared to 83% for laptops, according to the 2020 JBKnowledge ConTech Report, a survey of contractors and construction workers focused on the state of construction technology.

“Getting back to work safely after the state mandated shut-down was very important to our company, but meeting industry health protocols seemed daunting, especially as our workers are spread out geographically,” said Melissa Wahl, Owner, Cobblestone Homes. “The SPARK Health Screening Tool has allowed us to go back to work in a manner in which we feel helps to support good health. The information is captured in real-time and any concerns are sent to us instantaneously.”

 

About SPARK Business Works 

SPARK builds custom software for construction clients to streamline processes, automate tasks, and deliver data to decision-makers. They were also recently named one of CIO Review’s 20 most promising construction tech solution providers. Learn more: www.sparkbusinessworks.com/construction