Responding to the industry’s many worries about accurate onsite incident reporting, NUCA released a new member’s benefit in September: a smartphone app that can easily record utility strikes and onsite incidents. NUCA WINS is a powerful iOS and Android app that can document injuries, utility strikes, employee illnesses, near misses, and safety observations in real-time.
NUCA WINS was designed by industry experts to prevent the negative consequences of delayed and inaccurate workplace incident reporting. Powered by app partner Compatica’s intuitive software, this point-of-occurrence incident recording app allows authorized users to quickly report a variety of jobsite events, such as employee injuries and illnesses, property and utility strikes, for-record-only needs, near misses, and safety observations.
This powerful web-based incident manager can be the modern answer to the reporting requirements the utility construction industry generates through its work on jobsites.
The app is already winning converts to its ease-of-use and adaptability. “With NUCA WINS, we’ve been able to quickly record utility damage incidents, employee injuries, and other risk incidents right away,” said Kara Habrock, President & CEO of NUCA-member L.G. Roloff Construction, in Omaha, Neb.
“Using the app has improved our claims handling process. We are more organized and efficient because of NUCA WINS. All of the incident information and photos are in one place in a timely fashion – and that has been a gamechanger for us. I highly recommend this app,” said Habrock.
On-the-spot worksite reporting is the best way to avoid delays in recording incidents, most of which carry liability concerns. With NUCA WINS, a supervisor can make a complete event report, including pictures and audio recordings. It can record incident locations, equipment involved, and witness statements. The app also easily allows supervisors to record near-misses and workplace safety observations.
“Damage incident reporting and illness prevention are daily concerns for our members, especially in today’s world,” remarked Doug Carlson, NUCA’s CEO. “This new app on a supervisor’s smartphone or tablet delivers an efficient solution for a problem that consumes valuable time and company resources. With NUCA WINS, our members have the power to report and fully document incidents immediately, while addressing liability and reducing cumbersome paperwork.”
Employee heath and illnesses can also be recorded with NUCA WINS, allowing supervisors to report issues immediately after recognizing them. E-signed attestations and waivers are instantly accessible, and employees can be referred to an approved clinic if there are injuries requiring medical attention.
NUCA WINS provides all the data required for FROI, OSHA and other workplace incident forms. Once entered into the app, Workers’ Compensation recording needs are delivered in a timely fashion. It delivers immediate text and e-mail notifications, and securely stores this information in a password-protected cloud system.
Where an incomplete assembly of facts can and will drive up the costs associated with utility strikes, injury claims, or safety events, using NUCA WINS avoids these costly delays. Using this app on the jobsite helps contractors manage or avoid contentious utility damage claims, avoidable legal actions, delays in recognizing immediate health issues, and reduces opportunities for fraud. Usage of the app can cut significant costs from contractors’ bottom line.
NUCA WINS is only available to NUCA members. And because NUCA is committed to providing benefits and services to its members that help them every day on the job, the subscription for NUCA WINS is also offered at a reduced cost to members in good standing.
NUCA encourages our members to request a demo of NUCA WINS and find out for themselves just how powerful this new tool can be on their jobsites.