The ePTW system in construction sites of Hong Kong, functions as a digital platform for managing and authorizing high-risk activities.

KOWLOON, KWUN TONG, HONG KONG, April 19, 2024 / — The ePTW (Digital/Electronic Permit to Work) system in construction sites of Hong Kong, functions as a digital platform for managing and authorizing high-risk activities. viAct has been successfully implementing its 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 (𝟒𝐒 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧) featuring Digital Permit to Work (ePTW) to enhance safety protocols, streamline communication, and ensure compliance with regulations. Traditional Permit to Work (PTW) systems involve manual paperwork, requiring physical permits issued for high-risk activities in construction sites, often leading to delays, administrative bottlenecks, and potential human errors. In contrast, viAct’s ePTW systems digitize and streamline the entire permit process, allowing for electronic issuance, real-time monitoring, and instant communication among stakeholders. They enable quicker authorization, enhanced transparency, and efficient tracking of work progress while ensuring compliance with safety regulations.

The major reason accelerating the shift into the modern paradigm of digital permit to work is the introduction of Smart Site Safety System (SSSS Construction) by Development Bureau (The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) as a mandate for construction safety. Thus, 𝐯𝐢𝐀𝐜𝐭’𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐞𝐏𝐓𝐖) 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 revolutionizes the workflow by reducing paperwork, improving accessibility to permit statuses, and providing a centralized platform for documentation and analysis, ultimately bolstering safety measures and operational efficiency in construction environments.

𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐯𝐢𝐀𝐜𝐭’𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐞𝐏𝐓𝐖) 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦:

𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: viAct’s digital permit to work (ePTW)enables digital issuance and approval of permits for various tasks, ensuring that only authorized personnel conduct specific high-risk activities.

𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠: viAct’s smart site safety system (SSSS) encompassing the ePTW allows for real-time tracking and monitoring of work progress, ensuring that work adheres to safety guidelines and permits.

𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: Contractors can perform risk assessments digitally through viAct’s centralized management platform, ensuring that the work activities meet safety standards and regulatory requirements.

•𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: viAct’s ePTW system in Hong Kong likely integrates with local construction and safety regulations, ensuring that permits align with legal requirements.

𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: It facilitates communication among stakeholders involved in the work process, enabling seamless collaboration and immediate updates on permit statuses.

𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: The system includes features for data management, storage, and reporting, allowing for the analysis of trends and improvements in safety protocols through viAct’s centralized management platform.

𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬& 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐞𝐏𝐓𝐖)

By standardizing procedures and ensuring compliance, digital permit to work (ePTW) systems optimizes safety by streamlining operations by reducing paperwork, enhance transparency for stakeholders, and offer detailed digital documentation aiding audits, improving communication, and ensuring compliance, fostering safer and more efficient construction environments.

However, transitioning to digital systems may require training for personnel to effectively use the platform. Ensuring the system is compatible with existing technologies and integrating it seamlessly into construction workflows can be a challenge. However digital permit-to-work (e-PTW) by viAct provides simple plug & play facility to ease the integration process. Thus, viAct’s ePTW system in Hong Kong’s construction sites plays a vital role in elevating safety standards, streamlining operations, and ensuring regulatory compliance within the industry.

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