In April 2015, Precise and sister company Octief were awarded a 12 month contract with Chorus as the sole provider to carry out asbestos audits and provide asbestos registers for 840 sites across New Zealand. OCTFOLIO Asbestos Management and Compliance software was used by our team to collect data in field and upload Asbestos registers in real time for online access by Chorus. Samples were analysed in our laboratories. The project was completed in time and on budget.

This programme of works required detailed planning and scheduling of resources to access secure sites, remote sites and ensure efficient delivery of services. At times this included afterhours access to be mindful of sensitive areas such as live work spaces.

The OCTFOLIO tool has delivered substantial benefits to Chorus, including:

  • Cost saving with reporting and surveying costs significantly reduced;
  • Ownership of the completed registers sit with Chorus – future updates and management of the data is within their control through an online portal;
  • Use of the online portal to conduct business wide risk assessments, track and budget remediation;
  • QR codes have been placed at each facility to provide cloud hosted live access to the most recent and up to date register – ensuring compliance with HSAW regulations;
  • The software offers secure access to external contractors without granting access to core internal systems.

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