Zurich launches new construction risk management app


Zurich North America Insurance is offering a new construction app through Zurich Services Corporation designed to help its construction customers manage their risks and help improve safety, quality and insights while on the job. Subscriptions to the Zurich Construction Solutions app are now available industry-wide.

“Our construction customers have told us about the struggles they face on their job sites related to quality and safety,” said Jon Tate, vice president of construction risk engineering at Zurich Services Corporation.

“As we engaged customers, it became apparent that many of them were looking for a way to collect and trend data more easily in real time to address their concerns. We heard them and are excited to be able to offer this digitally driven solution.”

Through the mobile app, workers are able to complete reports and assign observations related to dangerous conditions or sub-quality work on job sites in a digital manner. The information is then available to risk managers and supervisors in near real time, allowing them to react to individual issues quickly, as well as see trends across the larger dataset. The app also can help track and confirm that safety, programme and quality controls are being addressed.

Zurich Construction Solutions also provides the ability to link a specific form to a QR code so any employee, contractor, subcontractor or vendor involved with a specific job site can complete a required form such as one for documenting an equipment inspection, even if they have not downloaded the app.

The app can be used to send digital “push messages” to users, such as product recall alerts, risk alert notices, reminders about webinars and information about emergency preparedness for storms and other important topics.

The construction solutions app was developed with Real Time Risk Solution, a developer and technology provider offering sustainable, economical and immediately implementable technology solutions that can be deployed on smartphones, tablet devices and personal computers. The developer was chosen for its ability to provide flexibility to quickly adapt to the needs of Zurich’s customers.

Zurich launched a pilot to test the app in February with a handful of its construction customers. Following the success of the test run, the Zurich Construction Solutions app is now available industry-wide.

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