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Guide to Advanced Safety Analytics and Reporting

Art Maat

Art has spent his entire life in the heavy equipment, site development, and green industries. He is currently President and CEO of the Edmonton operations within the Wilco Group of Companies and the WHiMASE Group. Art’s contribution to Nektar is tuned from his experience in managing his company-wide operations while leveraging software solutions developed to support day-to-day data management procedures.


Currently the over 300 employees of Wilco NW and the WHiMASE Group run 100% of daily field and admin operations in a paperless environment using the mobile Nektar apps. This includes, fleet maintenance, documentation of safe work practice meetings, JHAs, payroll time card data, maintenance logs for outdoor green spaces, site inspection reports, project daily logs, time and materials tracking for cost plus work records, etc. etc.


Art has provided innovative vision and leadership in the global marketing and sales success of the Nektar asset management systems, Histree, Arcsset, and Equipdata. An additional independent product, WiTRAX, developed in partnership with DRAXware Solutions, brings all of the WHiMASE software solutions into a single dashboard interface. This includes data mined in real time from Explorer, Heavy Bid (Accounting, Estimating) and the Nektar Data solutions. As well, the WHiMASE group has integrated all operations within a cloud hosted document management environment hosted by and in partnership with Egnyte. With this well rounded experience Art provides data collection, asset and document management consulting solutions to contractors, governments, enterprise, utility, green, and oil and gas industries.


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Improving Communication and Response Time Improving Communication and Response Time Improving Communication and Response Time Improving Communication and Response Time


Rapid response time is vital in every industry. It reduces the likelihood and frequency of work-related injury, illness, and death. Learn...

How to Encourage Employees to Report Workplace Hazards How to Encourage Employees to Report Workplace Hazards How to Encourage Employees to Report Workplace Hazards How to Encourage Employees to Report Workplace Hazards


Companies rely on their employees to identify and report hazardous working conditions, but not all of them are willing to do so. Follow...

Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures


Preventative measures protect employees against injury, but not all workers abide by the rules and regulations resulting in stricter...

Invest in Employee Training Invest in Employee Training Invest in Employee Training Invest in Employee Training


Employee training might be costly, but the benefits of proper training far outweigh the financial cost. Learn why training employees, new...

(FLHA) Field Level Hazard Assessments 101 (FLHA) Field Level Hazard Assessments 101 (FLHA) Field Level Hazard Assessments 101 (FLHA) Field Level Hazard Assessments 101


Field Level Hazard Assessments (FLHAs) should be a part of every field level employee's routine. Assessing hazards and determining which...

6 Tips, Okay 11, for Keeping Cool on the Jobsite During the Summer 6 Tips, Okay 11, for Keeping Cool on the Jobsite During the Summer 6 Tips, Okay 11, for Keeping Cool on the Jobsite During the Summer 6 Tips, Okay 11, for Keeping Cool on the Jobsite During the Summer


Summer is coming. Heat stress season is almost here. Learn what you can do to keep cool during the summer months

What Makes Safety Moments Successful What Makes Safety Moments Successful What Makes Safety Moments Successful What Makes Safety Moments Successful


Safety moments are important, but what makes them successful? Learn what elements make a more meaningful safety moment and how you can use...

Top 10 Safety Tips for Heavy Equipment Operators Top 10 Safety Tips for Heavy Equipment Operators Top 10 Safety Tips for Heavy Equipment Operators Top 10 Safety Tips for Heavy Equipment Operators


Working with heavy machinery can be extremely dangerous. OSHA suggests these ten safety measures to help mitigate risk when operating heavy...

Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in Condition-Based Asset Management Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in Condition-Based Asset Management Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in Condition-Based Asset Management Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in Condition-Based Asset Management


Small changes in processes can have a great impact on the overall management of a company or sector. Learn how a change in the way data is...

Top 3 Objections to EHS Software and What They Get Wrong Top 3 Objections to EHS Software and What They Get Wrong Top 3 Objections to EHS Software and What They Get Wrong Top 3 Objections to EHS Software and What They Get Wrong


EHS professionals haven't all met the digital revolution with open arms. Find out how to respond to and manage their top 3 objections to...

Landscaping and Horticultural Services Safety Landscaping and Horticultural Services Safety Landscaping and Horticultural Services Safety Landscaping and Horticultural Services Safety


Landscaping and horticultural services have their own job-specific hazards. Find out how workers in this industry can stay safe

Q&A by Art Maat



This is a great question and it's a concern for many types of businesses. Landscaping, construction, plumbers, welders—all can spend much...


You can almost always count on opposition to any change in the workplace. This can be particularly challenging in regards to new safety...


First and foremost, employers must comply with their country's regulatory agencies, such as OSHA in the United States. The data you collect...


Workers in certain environments are more prone to heat stress. This includes: those who work outdoors and workers in hot workplace...


Toolbox talks are most effective if they last a few minutes at the beginning of a meeting or the start of each work day or the end of the...


OSHA Title 29 CFR 1926.28(a) (Personal Protective Equipment) states that every employer must require the wearing of appropriate personal...


In an effort to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions, the Alberta Government requires that all those who have commercial vehicles...