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Harness Launches Major Redesign Of Its Construction Safety App

Tom Whitaker
Tom Whitaker

Tom Whitaker is the Founder & CEO of SafetyHQ. He is passionate about the convergence of construction and technology. Particularly when it comes to safety on the job site. Tom is a father of three boys and lives near Toronto, Canada.

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Harness has worked with customers over a three-year period to add exciting new features and an improved look & feel to the app that was already loved by the field.

November 22nd, 2021

Harness announced today that it is launching a new version of its much-loved safety app for contractors. Dubbed by The Harness team as “Harness V2”, the new version is a ground-up rebuild of the app that first launched in 2017 and is used daily by over 35,000 field personnel across North America.

Here are just some of the new features in V2:

Completely redesigned look & feel

Based on input from field personnel, Harness now has a slicker, easier-to-navigate look that incorporates larger fonts & buttons, quicker transitions between pages, and a better way to identify what workers should be doing on each screen.

The “Inbox”

The new landing screen in Harness V2 shows a worker exactly what they need to focus on that day. Workers will get notifications in their inbox when they’re assigned a toolbox talk, miss an important safety activity, have a new training lesson to perform, or when they’re assigned a corrective action item by safety staff or management.

Improved Photo Handling & Editing

Workers that add photos to forms in Harness will now be able to see a preview of their photo on-screen AND perform edits on the photo such as cropping, rotating, adding annotations etc…Similar to other popular photo apps, Harness will still tag photos with time & date stamps and collect all photos added to Harness in a single view so you can browse them whenever you like. Watch a demo of the photo module below.

Lessons & Certifications

Companies now have access to a more comprehensive learning management module in Harness V2. Our team will help you create engaging lessons that can be taken by workers on any device with dynamic, custom-designed quizzes to prove a worker’s understanding of the training material.

The improved certifications tracker stores both internal and external training records for all your workers AND you can easily share those records via QR code with third parties such as general contractors, OSHA inspectors, and more.

Better Compliance & Performance Reporting

Companies told us they wanted Harness to help them answer two main questions; Is everyone in the field doing what they’re supposed to in terms of safety activities? And “Are safety best practices being adhered to on our job sites?

The new dashboards available in Harness V2 make answering both these questions easy. We provide real-time visualizations that can help managers & safety personnel identify top performers, areas of improvement, and high-risk conditions at a glance. Watch a demo of the reporting and compliance feature below.

Want to learn more about what’s in Harness V2? Book a demo today!