A new disruptive technology will enable resources companies to save 9.2 hours per fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) swing, software company iHandover claims.
The software solution by iHandover promises to save 220 hours per FIFO employee a year by addressing the often overlooked, yet critical handover between incoming and outgoing employees.
In many companies FIFO handovers are done manually, often using handwritten notes, Word documents or email, according to iHandover.
“This is time-consuming, unproductive and labour intensive. On top of that, it often creates significant re-working and investigating what was not handed over, which adds around 10 per cent to the total working time,” iHandover stated.
“This creates not only inefficiencies, but also opens up the company to the risk of unplanned stoppages or worse from poor information.”
iHandover added that this could be avoided by producing a handover that from the beginning clearly states what needs to be provided, so that nothing is missed or duplicated.
“The method gives managers high visibility and control and enables them to provide appropriate support to their team, so that tasks are prioritised and carried out more effectively,” iHandover continued.
“Moreover, delays and bottlenecks can be removed by enabling streamlined collaboration with team members and managers, allowing all the relevant and critical information to reside in one place, rather than in multiple formats not designed for handover management.”
The solution is provided by IHandover’s new software, Relay, which has recently been launched in Australia.