SafeSite Facilities

“Breathe can help keep all your business and employee information in one secure place that is instantly accessible, no matter where you are.”

The Challenge

For the last 10 years, SafeSite Facilities have been making construction sites, event venues, highways and vacant properties safe and secure, specialising in selling and hiring out purpose-built barriers, fencing and hoarding to ensure the public are protected from harm.

With under 100 employees, SafeSite Facilities is rapidly growing and Project Manager, Elise Knibbs, found that manually tracking holidays, sickness and diary appointments with spreadsheets, files and post-its was becoming more and more time-consuming. Handwritten holiday request forms were getting buried under weeks of paperwork and their HR Manager was spending a large chunk of her time chasing up line managers for approval.

The Solution

As SafeSite Facilities grew, with employees based throughout the UK, a solution to manual methods became a necessity. Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, Elise was introduced to Breathe and was immediately delighted by the simplicity of the system.

After taking out a 14-day free trial, Elise found it super-easy to get her account up and running and any questions she had were answered by Breathe's comprehensive knowledge base or the friendly support team.

The Result

Breathe has completely transformed SafeSite Facilities’ biggest woe: holiday management. Now, employees can request holiday easily via their Breathe account which can then be approved by their line manager in a click. Managers have a bird’s eye view of what’s going on within their teams and can ensure people are taking time off and working their holiday around each other.

Breathe has also come in handy for scheduling one-to-ones and appraisals, and Breathe's document management tool has provided a quick and easy way to pass information across the company, waving goodbye to ‘all staff’ emails.

Employees are much happier now their holiday requests are dealt with more efficiently. Internal communications have also improved, helping to bring them together and keep everyone in the loop when it comes to social events, such as their recent summer BBQ.

Following such success, SafeSite Facilties are now exploring how they can use Breathe further to streamline their other business processes such as handling expenses.