Partnership enhances site efficiency, safety for construction clients

Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Construction software company HammerTech and access control specialist Irongate Solutions have partnered to enhance site efficiencies and safety for construction clients. The partnership will see Irongate’s advanced access control technology integrated with HammerTech’s safety and quality operations platform, providing team members with faster site access using a range of high-tech solutions such as RFID, QR code, facial recognition and smart pin code technologies.

Combining the technologies of the two companies, both Australian owned and operated, also eliminates the need for employers to maintain a separate access control database, saving project teams approximately half an hour a day. Access data is automatically populated into the HammerTech system while approved worker data and completed site inductions are recognised by Irongate’s technology to prevent unauthorised site access.

HammerTech CEO and Co-founder Ben Leach said HammerTech’s platform can be integrated with third-party offerings, enabling it to connect with best-in-class solutions such as Irongate’s access control technology to reduce friction and improve productivity for its clients. Leach said the integration will save clients hours each month, due to the pairing of databases, while providing greater visibility of site activity. Check-ins and check-outs of all workers are automatically logged in the HammerTech site diary, giving managers an instant, accurate and transparent view of the site activity without any manual intervention. “And at worksites adopting the cardless access options, workers will never have to worry about forgetting their security pass again,” Leach said.

Irongate Solutions director Tim Dickeson said the partnership and integration between HammerTech and Irongate will allow two complementary systems to increase the productivity and safety of worksites and save time for site teams. “By joining our systems, the platform syncs data instantaneously, and as new workers come onsite they are quickly and seamlessly added to the system. Our combined technology removes a large part of the labour-intensive manual processes of site inductions, ultimately contributing to project efficiencies,” Dickeson said.

The partnership has been rolled out on numerous construction sites, including a number of Mirvac, Toga, ADCO, Taylor and Richard Crookes projects. Scott Djuricin, HSE Operations Manager for Mirvac, said that having access to both HammerTech and Irongate technology has given the company more reliable and robust access solutions, both through the physical infrastructure and the database connectivity.

“This has allowed us to streamline accurate numbers on the project, whether for deliveries or for large groups of people who need to visit the site at once. The live reporting means we have an accurate picture of the number of workers on a project at any given time, with this information readily accessible from our HammerTech dashboard. Ultimately this will allow us to complete our work more efficiently, which will enable more time allocated on other priorities,” Djuricin said.

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