Even While Hauling in Remote Areas of Australia, Tabeel Trading Increased Efficiencies Through Digital Safety.
Over 6 million hectares of Australia’s Victoria and South Australian regions are filled with hard wood for Harvest and Hauling. Due to spotty cell service, many might think this area lush in timber wouldn’t benefit from going digital with their safety and compliance. And yet when asked about switching to SiteDocs, Tom Lindley, a TTN Supervisor, says “we’ve increased efficiencies from the field to the office…our business has been transformed.”
Entire Safety Program Even in Remote Areas
Going paperless means increased efficiencies, not only from an administration perspective, but most importantly, for those on the ground.
“Our Supervisors love not having to carry paperwork around with them or be constantly hassled to bring it back into the office. All of our safety documentation is now readily accessible to all workers, at all times, and can be updated and made live within a matter of minutes.”
Tom Lindley, Supervisor
Tom Lindley, Supervisor
Safety Starts with Recruitment and Onboarding
The core of TTN safety-driven culture starts at recruitment. They ensure that all their team members are like minded and take the safety of themselves, their fellow team members, and the community seriously.
The TTN onboarding process focuses on how to work safe in varying workspaces, identifying and reporting hazards, and how each individual can use the tools given to cultivate a safe work environment for all. Using SiteDocs as a single-platform portal for all safety related documentation, its simplicity has sped up the onboarding process for a growing team.
TTN’s hiring process screens for safety at the very core of the work ethic of any new, skilled recruits. Anyone with less than a deep care for a safer community is passed over.
Every Fleet is Only as Strong as Their Homebase
Head office doesn’t waste time prepping stacks of photocopies. Whether it is filling out Daily Pre-starts or accessing Safe Work Procedures, it is all available to workers with the click of a few buttons, even in areas with no phone reception. There are no more paper folders to update – everything our employees need now fits in their pocket and can be automatically sent back to the office.
Beyond just reducing paperwork in the field and at the office, Tabeel describes the confidence in SiteDocs, saying “it’s fantastic and has even removed the need to file documents.”
Safety is more than forms and box-checking. TTN has a dedicated WHS team who conduct audits and reviews and use data-driven analysis to ensure policy and procedures are up to date.
While having the right processes and procedures in place is the foundation to a solid WHS program, the most valuable part is carrying them out whilst on site, whether that be in the forest, on the road, or in the maintenance workshop. TTN management describes their approach as a comprehensive safety management program that is integrated into their daily operating schedule and managed by operations, supervisor, and management teams together.
With a core value of working together collaboratively to get it right, the TTN office crew noted SiteDocs matched that energy. Switching to digital, they found the SiteDocs team supportive, accessible, and open to feedback, resulting in clear data dashboards. Removing friction in processes keeps everyone safe.
Innovation That Supports Renewal of Forest and Business Alike
While some might paint timber and logistics as industries slow to innovate, that underestimation is the soil TTN used to grow, rising to challenges decade after decade. “SiteDocs was just one of our investments in innovations,” says Tom. “We can’t recommend SiteDocs highly enough. You will wonder how your business ever functioned without it!” TTN has been innovating for 40 years. A business that started out of the Ash Wednesday fires in Australia and has a commitment to renewal in sustainable goods and renewal in their business — a vision that has kept them thriving ever since.
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