Francisco Javier Lizaga, from Valoriza Facilities, received the in-house innovation award at the 7th edition of the Sacyr Innovation Awards for his proposal of creating an app to record and reproduce equipment maintenance videos from QR codes. Safety and occupational risk prevention are the crux of the project, which emerged thanks to the Ingenium platform, a platform that gathers ideas from employees through the corporate intranet.
Javier spoke to us in detail about his project, as well as his ambition to keep on innovating.
How did you come up with the project for this app that records and reproduces equipment maintenance videos from QR codes?
When I understood that being able to have access to exactly how to perform a certain job, including the necessary occupational risk prevention measures, just through watching a video on your work computer is a really interesting prospect so that over time the way the work is done doesn't get sloppy nor do preventive measures get relaxed.
Tell us: what does the project consist of?
The person in charge of/managing the contract will have an app that will enable them to record certain processes and later print a QR code and place it in the workplace so that it is available for the person who takes on that job and can both see the proper way to work and get occupational risk prevention information for that position. In addition, these codes can be included in future offers to explain how we at Sacyr perform the work we are offering.
How long did it take to set it in motion?
It is going to be implemented now; up until now it has been at the project stage.
How has productivity improved since the project was implemented?
It is anticipated that any bad habits picked up when doing the work can be curbed and that risk prevention information will be kept constantly available, which should reduce the accident rate.
When did it occur to you that it could be a project for the innovation awards?
Based on the fact that the implementation cost is small and the benefits can be very great, I understood that it reflected the spirit of the competition.
Tell us: how did you feel when you found out that you could be one of the winners?
Very surprised and proud to think that I am one of those who have contributed ideas to innovation at Sacyr.
What has winning this award meant for you?
An important incentive and great interest because the project works and the results we wanted.
When you began working at Sacyr, did you think that some day you would win an award due to the way you innovate?
Honestly, it didn't even cross my mind. If both I and the rest of the participants have contributed ideas to the competition, it didn't just happen spontaneously; it has been as a result of the impetus given to innovation from management level at the company and which is sure to give the desired results.
Do you plan to submit an entry for the awards next year?
Of course, the process of innovating is not a sporadic thing but something that is continuous and for it to work you have to feel excited about it.
For Francisco Javier Lizaga, training is essential and should be the cornerstone to keep constantly innovating. This is why at Sacyr we are committed to ideas, development and people.