Today I wanted to talk about how we can clean up the tower industry’s sloppy credential problem. There are several companies out there that fake safety credentials and certifications! Advanced Safety Pros’ Founder, Clifford Wilcox found a way to improve the system of uploading, tracking, and verifying a field worker’s credentials. This is a way to really improve the certifications by having them verified by the school itself.
If you think we need a great way to clean up the problem of poorly accredited credentials, fraud, and industry-accepted certifications, then listen to the podcast and hear what Cliff has to say. This solution can be used across so many industries, from medical to security to the wireless industry. I think it’s a great solution to verify that ‘people are who they say they are’!
Some background on Cliff. Cliff is a self-proclaimed, serial entrepreneur with over 30 business ventures in the past 40+ years. He currently serves Atlanta-based Integrated Tower Services as a Business Strategist and Manager, partners with his wife at CW Productions – based in Wyoming, is the President and Senior Safety Consultant for Advanced Safety Pros Corp – based in Reno, Nevada AND is Founder and Chief QRedentialier “KWER-dential-ear” for “QREDENTIALS”.
This latest brainchild is a great way to manage credentials for all the people that need to keep track of their certifications and documentation. The person that has to manage all of these for the workers can keep it in an Account that keeps it readily available and easily updated anytime they need it. Then, to take it a step farther, QREDENTIALS Black Diamond membership even verifies the certifications and credentials to make sure that they are legitimate with the school that is on the document. Then anyone can see that it’s the ‘Real Deal’. Not all can be verified, but the Climbing credentials, Emergency Responses, along with the OSHA 10, really MUST be legally provided and verified, right? Take 2 minutes to watch “MEET SAL” on QREDENTIALS‘ Home Page or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/cmEXZG2EMEk
QREDENTIALS solves the problem of tracking and verifying the credentials in the field. The uniquely generated QR-code for each Member makes it easy for the safety inspector to verify the credentials of each worker of every site. By using a smart phone, you see the people on the tower, real-time and then you easily access their credentials by scanning the QR-code for verification. It is quick and easy.
For the field worker – carrying the binders full of certifications and keeping them in the truck but available. Also, keeping it up to date.
For the safety inspector – looking at the binders and verifying the workers in the field and trying to see what is outdated or not valid.
Now, the climbers and foreman can keep one badge with a QR code, not worrying about updating the binder because the safety manager will keep the QR file updated.
The safety manager no longer needs to make copies. They can just upload the files to the directory on the website.
For the inspector he can scan the QR code and see the credentials immediately and then look at the climber with a smartphone to verify the climber on the tower is who he says he is.
To learn more about QREDENTIALS go to https://www.QREDENTIALS.com/ and see all that they have to offer. You can sign up for free at http://app.qredentials.com/Account/Register and you can get free training just by asking at https://www.qredentials.com/free-training.html to see how to use it properly. Also, check out the early stages of products, customized for your Account, at the QR-STORE by checking out, Qrew-Qubes, Office Qubes, Smart Binders, Scanner-Aligners, all COMING SOON at http://www.shop.advancedsafetypros.com/ASP-STUDENT-STORE_c2.htm
So let me know what you think, email firstname.lastname@example.org when you think of something to say!
Be smart, be safe, and pay attention!
Do you know what to put in your SOW, the details needed to get paid for milestones or job completion? Would it hold up in claims court? Would you rather plan up front instead of fighting for it after the job is done?