Hanson Contracting has begun rolling out Causeway Ermeo to help manage its mobile workforce and further enhance their digital capabilities in replacing paper forms and workflows.

The national road surfacing business wanted to make life as easy as possible for its field teams. This meant finding a construction-specific tool that let them focus on their job instead of filling out paperwork.

Causeway Ermeo is a mobile workforce management solution that achieves this goal by connecting the site and office through digital workflows, with easy to use reporting functions.

Hanson Contracting has converted all paper forms into digital documents, but Causeway Ermeo offers additional functionality to streamline this even further. It plans to do this with timesheets, risk assessments, plant inspections, holiday requests, and other manual processes. The list is still growing.

Chris Harrison, business manager, said: “There is a lot of excitement from our business improvement team for Causeway Ermeo. We are always looking for any efficiencies and lean improvements to make in the business, and we see this solution as a key one.

“It’s also the back-end reporting. It is simple from the end user point of view, which is what we wanted. Basically, we can use it within the business itself to make us more agile and flexible.”

“We want data and technology to be at the heart of everything that we do. It gives us better operational and commercial performance on site and also aligns us with our key customer’s vision for the future, such as National Highways Digital Roads strategy.”

Causeway Ermeo has a “no code” editing studio that allows Hanson Contracting to create customisable forms with ease. When field workers open the digital document, they will find the relevant information pre-populated. They cannot submit the form until all fields are complete.

Causeway Technologies and Hanson Contracting share a longstanding relationship that dates back to 2008. The highways specialists plan to integrate this platform with its current Causeway solutions and external systems, like its asphalt ticketing system.

Chris added: “I see this as the start of the journey. We’ve been working with Causeway for several years now and we’re keen to kick on and see where else in the industry we can make improvements.”