Helping Lafarge Canada reach its vision to become the first net zero concrete company in the world.
Lafarge Canada successfully made the switch from paper to digital, impacting safety workflows for 180 locations across Canada. By reducing paper waste and inefficiencies from traditional safety programs and moving to a digital safety program via SiteDocs, Lafarge Canada is well on its way toward a carbon-neutral status, which would make them the world’s first concrete company to achieve this feat. Not only are they investing in the future health of the planet, but also in the future growth and sustainability of the company.
Save Hours of Time
Implementing SiteDocs gave Lafarge Canada the ability to streamline their Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) forms, which increased the efficiency and speed of approvals and permits and created easier processes for workers.
In addition to site-to-site accountability and subsequent safety improvements, the new digital FLRAs support Lafarge Canada’s carbon-neutral commitment by eliminating paper documentation. This move has also saved countless hours of company time by removing delays in communication between sites.
Ease of Adoption
For a company-wide switch from paper to digital, one might expect pushback from long-term workers used to traditional methods. However, even the most tech-hesitant Lafarge Canada workers (some who didn’t even own personal cell phones) adapted to SiteDocs quickly and easily.
Lafarge Canada made sure to respect their workers’ time and expertise. By streamlining forms on the front end, and displaying relevant data to leaders in admin roles, each worker got just what they needed for their role, rather than having to sort through information that was irrelevant to them. Some were surprised that this actually reduced friction to safety compliance. Using SiteDocs empowered workers at all 180 locations to document the work being done and identify any problem areas, as well as gave them the ability to review those entries and continue to improve through further education.
Easily Identify Critical Data
Using SiteDocs Analytics, Lafarge Canada was able to create individual team dashboards, giving the safety team eyes on the compliance documentation for all 180 locations. Dashboards give teams access to critical data and flag any areas of inefficiency or potential safety hazards, which in turn allows them to create actionable solutions to those flagged problems. Lafarge Canada leadership describes the SiteDocs Analytics dashboard as a “showstopper” because it easily identifies critical data for safety core components.
The tracking which surfaces that critical data to those Dashboards in real-time begins at the Daily Huddle, an important part of Lafarge Canada’s DNA. Local crews and the company rely on critical information like workers being fit for duty and health checks. Lafarge Canada maximizes the Daily Huddle by leveraging the SiteDocs Resource Library, keeping documents such as Toolbox Talks, Safe Operating Procedures, the Safety Policy Manual, and more, all in one place and immediately accessible in the field.
This visibility helped Lucie Giroux, Health and Safety Manager, not only hold the locations accountable for their performance, but also enabled Lafarge Canada to confidently meet corporate standards and provincial regulations across the entire company. It set them up for future success by identifying opportunities for coaching and education, which mitigated risk and ensured workers were operating safely.
A Clear Path Toward A Green Future
For a large company like Lafarge Canada, Lucie remarks that they historically stored paper documentation for compliance, resulting in warehouses full of paper. “Shifting our work to SiteDocs goes a long way to help us eliminate the volume of paper and waste from ever happening in the first place,” she says.
As such, Lafarge Canada describes SiteDocs as a “game changer” for the company’s operations. With confidence, peace of mind, and constant visibility, SiteDocs is supporting Lafarge Canada to take massive strides toward its goal of carbon neutrality.
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