BRE takes on leading construction health and safety tool YellowJacket

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Independent building science centre BRE has taken over responsibility of YellowJacket, the leading health and safety tool developed by Mace with a view to increasing its use in domestic and international markets. The tool currently has over 12,000 users working on a range of construction projects across the UK.  

BRE already has a strong track record with management reporting tools in the contracting sector with its waste minimisation and management tool SMARTWaste. This is currently used on over 3000 live construction sites across the UK and has monitored over 58 million tonnes of waste since 2008. Its sustainability standard BREEAM has been applied to over half a million buildings and homes in over 60 countries around the world. BRE’s experience in developing tools like these will be used to support and enhance the functionality and user experience of YellowJacket into the future.

BRE Group’s Business Development Director Miles Watkins said ‘BRE sees a bright future for YellowJacket as the preferred health, safety and quality tool for the construction sector in the UK and overseas markets. Our plan is to invest in the further development of the application. More recognition for the tool and broader adoption will bring even greater value and opportunities to current users of the product.’

The YellowJacket team can be contacted by phone 03330147878 or by email at yellowjacket@bre.co.uk

For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE email mckeownl@bre.co.uk

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BRE

BRE is a world leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment www.bre.co.uk

YellowJacket is a low cost cloud-based tool that makes it easy to manage performance. Whichever industry you’re in and whatever size you are, it can help you improve your safety record, meet your quality standards and reach your environmental targets. www.yellowjacket.net