Péarlaí’s advanced and innovative contactless computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) solution has a number of key benefits. One of these is the capability to monitor not just staff members as they go about their daily tasks, but also assets, equipment, and machinery. This capability can be used in a multitude of ways, some of which can prove invaluable. For example, one client using Péarlaí’s system ended up seeing a 9900% return on investment (R.O.I) from using this asset monitoring feature of the system.
The client in question was a cleaning contractor working in a multinational supermarket, who had installed Péarlaí’s system in one of their stores in the south of Ireland. They were having a problem that a lot of similar facilities have- They wanted to reduce the number of successful public liability claims they had to pay out each year. On average, the cleaning contractor in question receives 3 slip and trip public liability claims a year per store. Each claim costs €30,000 on average, meaning the cleaning contractors insurance company was paying out €90,000 annually.
Péarlaí’s system was able to achieve this in a way that only a contactless CAFM system could. By attaching RFID tags to the supermarket’s wet floor signs, and strategically placing readers around the supermarket, the system was able to produce indisputable data proving that wet floor signs were in place at certain times. The client set up alerts which were sent to them when wet floor signs were not put out after a ride on cleaning machine was used. This enabled the area manager to act quickly to ensure the signs were put out and the contractor’s staff were doing everything possible they could to prevent an accident and thus liability. This meant if a public liability slip or trip claim was made towards the cleaning contractors, they would be able to defend their case with the exact location of a wet floor sign, the time it was put out and how long it remained out for.
Tagging 15 wet floor signs cost €5 per sign per month (€75 a month, or €900 a year). With an investment of just over €1,100 a year (including hardware), and the possibility of preventing €90,000 of public liability claims, this means that by using Péarlaí’s advanced contactless system, clients like the multinational supermarket branch in this case could see a return on investment of €88,900 per year (9900%).