Natural Resources companies are welcoming new technology which will increase productivity and reduce ongoing costs by saving time. A new disruptive software solution by iHandover promises to save 220 hours per FIFO swing employee per year by addressing the often overlooked, yet critical handover between incoming and outgoing employees.
In many companies FIFO handovers are done manually, often using handwritten notes, Word documents or email. This is time-consuming, unproductive and labour intensive. On top of that, it often creates significant re-working and investigating what was not handed over, which adds around 10% to the total working time. This creates not only inefficiencies, but also opens up the company to the risk of unplanned stoppages or worse from poor information.
This can be avoided by producing a handover that from the beginning clearly states what needs to be provided, so that nothing is missed or duplicated. The method gives managers high visibility and control and enables them to provide appropriate support to their team, so that tasks are prioritised and carried out more effectively. Moreover, delays and bottlenecks can be removed by enabling streamlined collaboration with team members and managers, allowing all the relevant and critical information to reside in one place, rather than in multiple formats not designed for handover management.
All of this is provided by iHandover’s new software, Relay™, which has recently been launched in Australia. Edinburgh headquartered iHandover is re-defining how organisations manage and maximise value from their work-based FIFO handovers. With simple and engaging products we ensure that key knowledge is retained and transferred. iHandover clients protect their organisational knowledge, reduce corporate risk and improve business performance.