Safety App Of The Week

February 4, 2013 No Comments

Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥; with ♥♥♥♥♥ being the best.  Old app of the week articles are archived here.



“iConstructSafe is a collection of 2-3 minute safety reminder videos for the construction professional’s  use at the job site (no wifi needed).  The app includes a selection of safety videos on power, hand, air, gas and other powered tools.  It includes videos on PPE, preventing falls, ergonomics and more.

These 2 minute videos are designed to remind workers on how to use tools safely, right before they use a tool.  The worker uses a menu to select the tool video and watches safety tips on the tool, on site, at the tool crib.  The app is a collection of engaging short videos that are stored and viewable on an iPhone, iTouch or iPad; no wifi is needed at the site.” 1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • topics covered include – power tools, hand tools, gas powered, air powered, ergonomics, lifting, fall prevention, ladders, harnesses, and PPE
  • the quality of their original, full-screen, high-definition videos is the best I’ve seen (they look unbelievable on Apple retina displays!)
  • all videos are downloaded so you don’t need an Internet connection to view/show them
  • a special section is just for supervisors

Thumbs Down

  • the safety tip of the day didn’t work for me
  • many of the videos are still under development

Overall Rating

  • 5  hearts   ♥♥♥♥♥

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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