Being required to produce proof of qualifications or registrations is increasingly common before starting work, whether as a new employee or as a contractor. A new locally-developed app makes this task easier, as well as providing reminders when renewal time approaches.
In addition to formal qualifications and licences, the app can be used to store site induction records, insurance details and pretty much any other type of job-related document.
TradePapers includes a reminder system to reduce the risk of accidentally letting a licence lapse.
The $2.99 price covers the first ten documents and associated reminders. In-app purchases provide top-ups costing $1.49 for five more documents or five new reminders.
A forthcoming premium version will allow documents and other images to be uploaded from a computer to the app.
"I could see a frustrating flaw in the industry which was that there was no relevant way to keep qualifications in order," said TradePapers co-founder Amy Athar. My husband, who works in industrial recruitment and also had some background in the transport industry, also recognised the gap in the market for a cloud-based solution that workers could access and share using their smartphones."
She added "TradePapers applications are for industrial-based work sites anywhere in the world and can also be used in other industries where contract workers need to provide proof of current qualifications and tickets such as nursing, child care and security."