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Cirencester software company sees record growth

Online induction software company, GetOnSite, has seen record growth since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founder and director, Sarah Fenwick, launched GetOnSite in 2015 when spotting a need for a faster, more secure way to carry out health and safety inductions. Sarah and the team designed and developed the platform to solve the problem of time lost carrying out manual, labour intensive inductions when contractors arrived on site.

Moving the health and safety induction process online has become a necessity, particularly for construction companies to help to comply with health and safety regulations and keep operating through the pandemic.

During the lockdown period, businesses had to react quickly to keep development projects on track. Providing contractors with an online induction system, which eliminated the need for face-to-face meetings in crowded site offices, enabled companies to keep construction sites open.

Ms Fenwick said: "Construction is often criticised by being too slow to react to situations but with COVID-19 we have seen the opposite. Our clients have been quick to put procedures in place to safely keep their sites open. We have seen a huge increase in enquiries from companies wanting to move their inductions online as soon as possible - some in just 24 hours!"

By delivering over 33,000 inductions online, the GetOnSite platform claims to have contributed to clients saving more than 60 weeks of site managers' time and £370,000 of inductees' costs.

"This is most definitely a permanent shift in working practices and feedback has always been - 'why haven't we moved online earlier'. Embracing digital technology not only helps to mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus but also provides site managers with a GDPR compliant audit trail, securely stored in the cloud.

"Businesses have adapted fast during the global pandemic, and thankfully we have a very loyal and varied customer base. As a company, we look ahead to new opportunities and are committed to getting sites up and running as quickly as possible. So, we expect more companies to embrace technological solutions this year."

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