Written by Désiré Roberts
Paper wastage is a big problem. 12.5 MILLION tons of paper is used in the UK alone, with every person in the UK consuming the equivalent of 4.5 trees a year in just paper! The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets a year, with 6,800 of those sheets being wasted. That’s a LOT of scrap paper, and while many offices who use paper, recycle it, isn’t it better to not have to use it at all. The number of trees required to produce 12.5 million tons of paper would cover Wales, and then imagine the pollution in just producing it. They will need to cut the trees down with heavy machinery, then haul them in large vehicles, then mulch it all down to make the paper; there is so much pollution emitted and non-renewable energy in this entire chain that it makes reducing or recycling paper a lost cause. The machinery used to recycle or create paper has to be made themselves, and the process of creating that machinery emits pollution. So, why not just eliminate the need for paper altogether?
The benefit to the environment should be reason enough to eliminate paper usage in the office, but if that’s not enough to push for the go-green policy, the cost savings would definitely do it. It’s estimated that every office worker uses at least £40 in paper annually, with 75% of that being wasted. We have been conditioned to think that the more paper we have on a desk, the busier and more productive we are; and this is the same phenomenon as the always-busy-in-a-meeting syndrome. But at the end of the day, we will sort through those piles, and most of it will get binned. Think about it, you’ve most certainly done this on a Friday evening when you’re wrapping up the week with a much needed desk tidy along with an unhealthy serving of inbox zero.
Why you should switch to Onetrace fire stopping software
Being 100% digital, Onetrace leaves no paper footprint. At every stage of the software, there isn’t a single requirement to print a form, fill it out and upload it; everything is done completely in the app, even drawings can be marked up in the app!
One of the best parts of using Onetrace, is being able to say goodbye to filing cabinets for your fire protection traceability. No more folders, no more job forms filled out with dodgy handwriting, no more filing and no more “lost the file” excuses. Onetrace is so streamlined that you’ll soon wonder how you worked with all that mess and mayhem before.
Your team no longer needs to print out drawings and physically sketch on them. Everything is done right inside the app. They can instantly upload photos, pin locations and mark up photos and drawings without ever having to use another piece of software; and because it’s all in real time, your team at the office can access this immediately as well – very handy if your team on site are experiencing issues and need some support from management.
Reports are generated right in the app and can be sent digitally to your clients without the need of any printing; and with the guest access feature, your clients can even access those reports directly without your team even needing to send them! Now that’s efficiency!
From the moment you start using Onetrace, you have made the decision to go-green for your fire stopping software. Every step of the way is paperless, and every step you make as a company to go paperless will be one more positive step in the right direction for your business and your company’s footprint.
Onetrace, the #1 fire stopping software in the UK!
There is no question about why Onetrace is the UK’s top fire stopping software for traceability and transparency. With support for third party accreditations, customisable job forms, offline access and true remote working, every fire protection operative should be using Onetrace to reduce their administration and skyrocket their productivity.
Interested in how it works? All you need to do is simply get in touch or request a demo. If you’re not ready to commit, that’s okay – you can try Onetrace completely free for 14 days with zero obligation or commitment. No fuss, no hassle.