How To Manage Construction Equipment Using Asset Tracking Software

How To Manage Construction Equipment Using Asset Tracking Software

For companies working in the construction industry, there’s one fact you just can’t get around: equipment is expensive. From handheld tools to heavy machinery, the best equipment always comes with a price tag attached. Furthermore, those assets need to meet a high standard of maintenance or else risk health and safety concerns.

In the past, this could cause quite a headache. After all, how do you manage such a large and varied inventory of items across an entire construction site without impeding the workers in doing their jobs?

Well, now the answer is simple. Modern technology has found a solution to the problem and that solution’s name is Asset Tracking Software.

Why Implement Construction Equipment Asset Management?


Why you Should use Asset Tracking to Manage your Equipment

Asset tracking has always been an important and difficult task across just about every industry. The truth is that without some form of asset tracking, equipment often gets damaged and goes missing with no accountability. Attempts to solve this problem with traditional methods have usually involved paperwork and can prove more detrimental to a company than just allowing equipment to go untracked.

Modern asset tracking software is the perfect solution to this problem. Not only does it help companies to keep track of their equipment, and create that sense of accountability, but it is also beneficial to the workflow of employees, making it easier than ever to find the tools they need to do their jobs.

When it comes to construction, Asset tracking can be particularly necessary, especially for companies working at scale over multiple sites. Good equipment management saves time and money, and helps to keep your company running as it should.

Itemit’s asset tracking is simple and easy to use on just about any device. Available through web-portal, Android, or iOS, Itemit’s intuitive design makes it easy to pick up and our handy series of tutorials and demos can help to talk you through some of the finer points of the app.


How Managing your Assets can Improve Health and Safety

Asset management can be very important to health safety, especially in an industry like construction. Machinery accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injury, and as anyone whose worked with heavy machinery can tell you, it’s vitally important to keep all such equipment in a good state of repair.

That being said, doing so can often be more time consuming and difficult than it should be.

This is especially important when it comes to vehicles. Not only do you have to keep track of the basics like oil changes, braking systems, windscreen wipers, etc., but you also have to maintain safe working procedures and that means knowing who is using what assets, when they’re using them, and why.

Some vehicles should not be used under certain circumstances, while others are unsafe to use for certain tasks. With Asset tracking, employees can check assets in and out, so it’s easier than ever to make sure your employees are using the right tool for the job.


Four More itemit Equipment Management Services you Should Know About

itemit offers a wide range of services that, functioning in tandem, will help to keep any company running smoothly. Having talked about the benefits of GPS tracking, we wanted to take a moment to show off a few other features that construction companies find really useful:


1. QR Tags

QR Tags are a small but effective way of giving every asset a unique tracking code. Simply scan the tag, and the database will update to show who scanned it and where. The benefit of QR tags is that while they do require more manual interaction than GPS trackers, they don’t take up much space and can be easily applied to almost any asset.


2. RFID Tags

If GPS is a long-distance tracker then RFID tags are your local trackers. They’re great for small items that can easily go missing. Just use your RFID reader to scan and the app on your phone will do the rest.


3. Checking Assets in and out

The Itemit app makes it easy for any employee to manually record when they have checked assets in and out. If you’re looking for an item and you’re not sure where you’ll find it, this is a quick and easy way to see who had it last.


4. Object Recognition

Adding new assets to the database is now easier than ever with Itemit’s object recognition function. Object recognition can use a photo to identify an asset, filling the necessary fields for you. Object recognition is another handy time-saver in Itemit’s wide repertoire.

The most important thing to remember is that all of these services work best when used together. With a good understanding of your asset management, you can improve both the efficiency and the experience of your workplace.


What itemit can do for your Construction Company

itemit can offer you a user-friendly software, with excellent tracking capabilities. You’ll be able to monitor the movement and location of all of your asset equipment using itemit’s cleverly designed features. 

Feel free to reach out to the team with any questions at team@itemit.com and learn more on how itemit could be the perfect solution for your construction asset tracking issues. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below to start your free 14-day trial and see just how powerful the features are. Never lose track of your construction equipment again!

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