App improves health and safety for truck drivers

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BlueScope Steel has partnered with TOLL, K&S Transport and Buzinga App Development to improve health and safety methods for their employees and contractors through the app ‘SteelDrive’.

The app, launched in June, allows truck drivers to document the restraining and transportation of steel in the form of real-time photographs, which can then be stored in a shared cloud-based repository. Digital versions of load restraint guidelines and a repository of despatch site location details are also accessible via the app.

This new method of documentation provides critical transparency in the possible case of an incident investigation, providing a point of reference for all stakeholders including the manufacturer, transporter and driver.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” says Ben Scollary, IT Innovation Business Analyst at BlueScope. “We have an obligation to our employees, our partners and our communities to work safely each and every day. SteelDrive represents the first steps in enabling a collaborative, mobile approach to safety for our logistics operations, and BlueScope is proud to be leaders in this change.”

BlueScope’s mobility journey in ANZ began under the new IT leadership of CIO, Larry Howard, in 2012. Larry’s focus on digital innovation became instrumental in the collaboration between BlueScope’s IT and Logistics Safety teams. Together, they formulated the idea of creating a product that was accessible 24/7 on smartphones, and would ensure the safety of their employees, BlueScope’s partners and the products they transport.

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