TPA launches site access app
By Lewis Tyler14 December 2022
TPA Portable Roadways has launched SitePlotter, a site access app which allows it to carry out temporary roadway surveys for potential customers.
The company, which builds temporary roadways and is part of the VP plc rental business, said the app allows users to view a detailed map of the roadway before installation and means “increased efficiency through a faster quotation turnaround.”
The platform works by generating jobs when a customer requests a site survey. Once site and customer details have been entered into the app, a Project Co-ordinator (PC) is assigned to discuss access requirements.
Then, through the use of Google Maps, the PC provides the customer with a detailed image of the access requirements for the site and builds up an installation plan for roadway crews.
Said to be the first of its kind to be released in the industry, TPA says the app provides “greater clarity, communication and consistency when planning a temporary roadway installation.”
Customers also receive a detailed job pack, which outlines all six steps that need to be taken to outline an installation plan, once they have agreed on TPA as a supplier, and a risk assessment and site questionnaire.
TPA Portable Roadways Managing Director, David Walkden said: “We’ve been heavily involved in the development of the SitePlotter app and see its introduction into our operations as the first stage of development.
“We’re keen to embrace technology wherever possible in order to streamline our operations and this development also ensures our customers receive a much-improved service at the enquiry stage and that our crews have the greatest level of clarity as to what has been agreed with the customer.”
UK-based TPA rents portable roadways for the rail, construction, marine and utilities sectors. It also has rapid rail hire and pontoon hire divisions.