Developed in Japan where they have been actively used for over a decade, QR (Quick Response) Codes are currently not as widely known or used in Australia.
Although they don’t look the same, QR Codes are similar in function to retail barcodes with the key difference being the amount of data that they can store.
Through the adoption of QR Code technology, Kennards Hire has established itself as the leader in the Hire and Rental Industry.
The introduction of the QR Codes has been a major success and a benefit that has proved very popular with customers. Kennards Hire is the only hire company utilising the technological innovation to help make job sites safer, more efficient and professional.
The utilisation of the QR Codes has become an important feature for DIY home renovators, trade and industry professionals.
The leading-edge technology allows machinery operators, site managers and supervisors and safety inspectors to instantly access critical information about the specific piece of plant they have hired. Information includes service and maintenance history in addition to test and examination certification. Operator manuals can also be accessed with the quick scan of a smartphone.
Worksite efficiency and safety are two of the core benefits customers can expect to reap with the QR Codes, which enable immediate on-site compliance and safety checks on all Kennards Hire equipment.
To utilise the technology, all customers need to do is download a QR code reader to their smartphone, scan the code on the ‘Ready for Hire’ tag and then browse the plant portal, which has all the information readily available. Alternatively, customers can enter the plant number via the Kennards Hire Plant Portal site to access the relevant information.
The introduction of QR Codes has led to Kennards Hire becoming renowned as the safe and reliable option for the building & construction industries.