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HSEQ System

How to build a plant risk assessment template

Create your plant risk assessment with Nomad free plant risk assessment template. In the construction industry, prioritizing worker safety and project success is paramount. Plant risk assessments play a crucial role in achieving these goals by identifying potential hazards associated with machine operations and implementing proper safety measures. Our blog introduces a FREE template for building plant risk assessments, aimed at enhancing safety practices on construction sites.
Will Smith - Co Founder
April 10, 2024
2
min read
Financial System

How to do project costing? A guide for civil contractors

In this guide we cover how to perform job costing for infrastructure contractors. Job costing is project based accounting which tracks the costs and revenues of a specific project. Job costing is a systemised way to report the profitability on a project. There are multiple different ways to perform job costing, such as retrospective monthly project costing or forecasting and using cost codes for real-time costing. In this article, we are going to focus on monthly job costing and how to do it.
February 26, 2024
7
min read
Fleet System

How the best companies drive machine pre-start usage

In 2023, we closely observed over 25,000 machine pre-start submissions, there was a strong link between effective pre-start culture and proactive fleet management. While some companies achieve over 80% daily pre-starts, others face challenges. In this blog, we will touch on what we saw the best companies do.
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
February 5, 2024
5
min read
HSEQ System

How to get ISO certification for Construction & Civil Contractors (ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001)

‍Drawing insights from my experience and conversations with 800+ contractors, I've gained a deep understanding of management systems. This blog provides an overview of ISO certified management systems for contractors. Most contractors obtain triple certifications—ISO 45001, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001—which ensure a consistent and compliant management system.
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
January 14, 2024
2
min read
Fleet System

Free: Service Preventative Maintenance Tracking Sheet

Getting started with our PM Schedule template is quick and straightforward. Simply download the template, input your fleet's information, and begin reaping the benefits of a well-organised and proactive maintenance plan.
Will Smith - Co Founder Nomadhub
November 21, 2023
3
min read
Fleet System

How to track fleet utilisation

You can dive deep into the total cost of ownership and get swamped in the data, but a solid starting point is understanding how much you're using each piece of gear. Tracking utilisation can offer insights into pricing, profitability, and potential asset strategy.
Will Smith - Co-Founder NomadHub
September 17, 2023
2
min read
Fleet System

Preventative Fleet Management Guide

Proactive maintenance anticipates problems and takes preventive measures to avoid escalation. This approach involves: 1. Preventive Maintenance Schedules: Implementing a regular schedule for maintenance tasks. 2. Digital Work Orders: Streamlining maintenance tasks with digital work orders. 3. Tracking Results: Monitoring the results of maintenance activities to identify trends and areas for improvement.‍
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
August 6, 2023
2
min read
Fleet System

Fleet Management Software Guide

As the world continues to evolve technologically, industries such as construction, mining, and quarrying are seeking solutions to manage complex operations effectively. Among these solutions, Fleet Management Software (FMS) like Nomad emerges as a game-changer, offering numerous benefits, from improving fleet visibility and compliance to reducing operational costs significantly.
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
July 15, 2023
5
min read
Fleet System

How to train your excavator operators

Plant operators play a critical role in large infrastructure; they control the machines that drive productivity on these significant projects. Being one of the most important and also hard-to-source skilled workers, construction firms are facing the question “how do we train operators"
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
July 6, 2023
3
min read
Fleet System

A Free Guide to Calculating Plant & Equipment Hire Rates

In this article, we explain the cost structure used to break up the cost items of each plant. It is important to note that every company is different, and will have to adjust their cost structure to suit their specific operation and strategy.
Will Smith - Co Founder NomadHub
July 6, 2023
5
min read

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