Using GPS tracking devices for construction equipment provides your field operations with many benefits that positively impact your bottom-line, from increasing equipment utilization and productivity to keeping all of your key players on the same page at any given time.
One of the benefits of construction equipment asset management that is often an afterthought—but arguably the most important—is safety. Here are the three easy-to-implement ways a GPS asset tracking system from Geoforce can help you protect your equipment and your people while running a more efficient operation:
1. Manage Maintenance and Inspection Tasks
Keeping your operators safe and your valuable equipment in optimum working condition is critical for a safe construction site. A well-maintained asset is a safe asset, which in turn keeps operators and other employees safe. GPS construction tool tracking paints a full picture of maintenance and inspection tasks for all your assets to make sure critical repairs and certifications aren’t missed.
An asset tracking system purpose-built for field operations, such as Geoforce’s Track and Trace solution, gives you the ability to proactively manage equipment maintenance in an easy-to-use application. Know which maintenance and inspection tasks need to be done with a click of a button. Safer equipment = safer construction operations.
2. Monitor Unauthorized or Off-hour Usage
How does unauthorized usage of equipment affect safety? Unauthorized or off-hour usage can lead to potential liabilities, including improper use or use by untrained operators. To prevent these safety hazards, use heavy equipment tracking to keep a close eye on equipment usage.
The easier and more streamlined it is to see when and where your equipment is being used, the greater the safety of your construction site. Generate utilization and telemetry reports with Geoforce’s track and trace system and rugged asset tracking devices.
With track and trace, you gain greater visibility over your equipment’s location and usage—including unauthorized or off-hour usage. This will arm your operations with the knowledge it needs to ensure construction equipment is only being used by the right operators at the right times.
3. Track Your Stolen Equipment
Theft doesn’t happen frequently, but when a high-value piece of equipment goes missing, it can be devastating. Not only can you face unintended job delays and lost revenue, but also increasing insurance premiums or even loss of coverage.
And, of course, knowing a theft has occurred on your site creates a feeling of insecurity within your team. Construction GPS tracking helps your whole team stay united in creating a safer construction site.
There are many ways to increase the safety of your job site by preventing theft, including:
- Monitoring job site access
- Investing in bright, high quality lighting
- Securing your assets
- Tracking your assets
Having up-to-date visibility of the location of construction equipment through GPS construction tracking means that you can check to make sure your assets are in the right place in real time. You’ll be able to see, at a glance, which equipment is currently in use or when equipment can be routed to the next project or construction site. Without a full-picture of your assets, equipment can be more easily misplaced and stolen equipment might go unnoticed—until the moment it’s needed.
In the event that a piece of equipment isn’t where it should be, GPS asset tracking devices can be used to help law enforcement track and retrieve stolen equipment. In addition to helping lower your insurance costs, GPS tracking devices for construction equipment will arm you with the knowledge of how your operations could better protect your equipment and help you identify existing safety and security inefficiencies.
Make Geoforce Your Workhorse
If you’re thinking about implementing GPS tracking devices for your construction equipment, make sure it’s paired with smart asset tracking software. Geoforce Track and Trace solutions and rugged GPS asset tracking devices give construction operations the data and metrics you need to make sure it’s the workhorse you’re missing.
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