The 18 Graniterock locations span a distance of over 100 miles between their southern-most point of Monterey, California, and the San Francisco Bay Airport Area. Across their facilities, teams used no less than 20 different methods of recordkeeping, primarily in outdated, physical binders.
Graniterock’s sites are responsible for tracking and adhering to strict environmental and safety regulations which, like many companies, they completed manually. Unfortunately, it was difficult to locate critical stormwater and air emissions reports when they were needed for inspections. Environmental Engineers frequently had to visit individual sites and help perform and update inspections to address corrective actions.
“The only way to figure out who was doing what was to go to the branch and see what was happening – see what was in the binder. And if there was something missing by the time we did that, there was no way to get it back because it was already over.” Reed Carter, Environmental Manager, Systems and Compliance, Graniterock
There are between five and 10 inspections from third-party agencies performed per site annually. The antiquated and inaccurate record-keeping opened the company up to costly corrective actions and lawsuits.
“Before we had a robust tracking inspection and corrective action system, we were finding things on the fly. It was raining, something flooded, we realized we needed to do something and we needed to do it now. We got all hands on deck to fix it. But that’s rushing parts, that’s rushing equipment, that’s rushing people which is not cost-effective or safe. You’re out there in the rain and you’re doing something that probably shouldn’t be done in the rain. It should have been done before a rain event.” Reed Carter, Environmental Manager, Systems and Compliance, Graniterock
It was increasingly clear Granitrock’s team needed a comprehensive solution to update inspection processes and get everyone a step ahead of potential disaster.