K-Line Maintenance and Construction Ltd.
K-Line Maintenance and Construction Ltd.
Creating a Safer Workplace by Going Digital
As one of the largest subcontractors of utility work, K-Line Maintenance & Construction Ltd. offer turn-key solutions when it comes to designing, constructing, and maintaining utility lines and underground power lines. A proud customer of Alcumus since 2018, we spoke with the Director of HSEQ at K-Line Maintenance & Construction Ltd., Vincent Saldanha, who shared how the Alcumus solution has helped assure their clients with quality of service, workmanship, and top tier health and safety.
When working in a high-risk industry and environment, the workforce is at times exposed to various hazards like live and active power lines on the job. This is quite dangerous and poses a great risk to employees, who could be working on projects for a few months at a stretch. Health and safety plays a pivotal role at K-Line Maintenance & Construction where leaders like Vincent, can protect all workers and manage all vital health and safety information for years on end.
A challenge K-Line Maintenance and Construction has faced is their extreme growth in a short time while trying to sustain a strong safety program with their current approach. “Growth was one of the most important features for us to move to a platform to manage information and data in a much more organized manner,” Vincent said. “In the past, it was all done through Excel or other glorified tools, but it did not meet our requirements.
It did not help us understand the analysis of situations, trends, statistics… Data management was very critical for us…Excel could only help so much, but as a large company with so many people, we could not manage it on a day-to-day basis.
" At times, the workforce would find themselves lost in administrative tasks rather than out on the field. ”
After trying other digital EHS management and contractor accreditation solutions, the HSEQ team found these systems were not able to deliver in all the areas they required. With the need for a streamlined system which was user-friendly, had robust reporting capabilities and a capacity for contractor management, it was difficult for other software systems to fulfill all K-Line Maintenance and Construction's requirements. Enter the Alcumus suite of safety solutions!
With the Alcumus EHS management solution helping to manage aspects of K-Line's health and safety program and the contractor accreditation solution to manage and accredit contractors, K-Line found the winning formula right for the organization.
“Alcumus was able to capture all of our requirements including incident notifications, inspections, the training related documentation, communicating all safety meetings through the solution, automatic notifications, reporting requirements through dashboards, ease of analyzing reports… It was so much easier to manage than an Excel sheet.”
With Alcumus, Vincent and his team have been able to stay ahead of risks and strengthen their safety program. When asked what would have happened if they did not choose Alcumus, Vincent said, “We would have needed 3 to 4 more people to manage all the information. That is definitely not the way forward. We need to have a lean system to function…
We must optimize the way we do our business and go the electronic route whenever possible. We have to take advantage of advancements in technology to get to the next level.”
Vincent and his team have been able to get to the next level as they now have a 360 view of their safety program, thanks to Alcumus. With such transparency, they can effectively conduct the root cause analysis of key situations to improve their safety processes and program going forward.
These improvements and other important safety information are seamlessly communicated to the team through safety meetings and automated alerts to bring awareness to their surroundings, so they know what actions to take to properly mitigate risks.
"NOW, IF AN INCIDENT HAPPENS ON THE JOB SITE I KNOW WITHIN ABOUT 15 MINUTES, WHEREAS BEFORE I WOULD HAVE FOUND OUT THE NEXT DAY. THAT HAS BEEN GREAT."
- Vincent Saldanha, Director of HSEQ at K-Line Maintenance & Construction Ltd.