Construction Permit Apps

Log and apply for permits quickly and seamlessly on your handheld device using Nutshell’s mobile permit apps. They’re all ready-built, 100% customisable to your workflow and come free with a Nutshell subscription…

What is a mobile permit application app?

Permits are an essential part of any live works environment, particularly where dangerous or specialist work is being carried out. Not only do permits need to be obtained to get permission to do the work, but there needs to be a clear audit trail so these permits can be referenced in future should anything go awry.

Nutshell’s mobile permit apps give you a standardised template for quickly filling out, filing, and confirming receipt of all the valid permits needed to press ahead with the project. What’s more, this permit data can be pushed and pulled to other apps for clear project documentation and even reused when filing permits in the future, saving valuable time and effort.

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What’s the best inspection app for me?

Nutshell has a selection of ready-made construction permit apps in our template library, and we’re building new versions with our customers all the time. Here are some of our most popular permit applications:

Permit to Dig

Industry-standard excavation permit

Hot Work Permit

Industry-standard hot work permit

Site Briefing

Industry-standard site briefing app

Report hand-off and tracking

Make sure every report is processed and actioned on time

Pre-Populated Date/Time

Speed-up data entry with pre-selected date and time


Signature Capture

Confirm applications and approvals with an e-signature

How do I choose an inspection report app?

While obtaining permits is an essential part of any project in physical industries, it can be a real drain on time. Not only does the permit application have to be filled out, but it has to be logged and filed in the prescribed format, which can take a while when permits are filled out on site. Often it will need to go to the back office before being signed off, sent away, and then communicated back to site when the permit is approved. It’s clear paper processes aren’t fit for purpose when it comes to construction permits.

Nutshell’s mobile permit apps have been built with industry standards in mind, making it easier than ever to obtain essential construction and engineering permits to work including our Permit to Dig App, Hot Work Permit App, and Working At Height Permit App.

And with Nutshell apps being so easy to customise to your particular processes, it’s really easy to edit an existing template or build your own from scratch, so you’ll quickly be able to build a digital ecosystem of permit apps where applications can be logged, sent off, and approved same day.

Many of our customers have linked their permit apps to Daily Briefing Apps and Site Diary Apps so workers not only have a clear copy of the permit but also information such as the permit number of schedules of work, saving them time on reentering this data.

Related apps

Customers who use Nutshell’s permit apps also find the following useful, especially as these apps can be easily linked together to create fully-automated workflows.

Construction Site Diary

Industry-standard daily site diary app

Lift Plan

Industry-standard lift plan app

Accident Report

Industry-standard accident report app

Weekly Timesheets

Industry-standard weekly timesheets

Daily Timesheets

Industry-standard daily timesheet

Clock-in/out Timesheets

Industry-standard clock-in/out timesheet

How it works

With Nutshell, taking your business digital couldn’t be easier…

1. Buy a subscription

Your Nutshell Customer Success manager will be your new best friend guiding you through the process

2. Choose your apps

We’ll customise your apps to fit your workflow, add your colours and logo… you tell us how they should work

3. Publish to your workforce

When your employees login to Nutshell, they’ll have instant access to your customised business apps

4. Kick back and relax

Think of all the fun ways you can spend the time and money you’ve saved not having to chase missing data

Why Nutshell?

The trouble with permit templates or off-the-shelf permit apps is that they rarely talk to the rest of your business software. You need to export and import data from one to another by hand, which is slow, expensive and leads to mistakes and data blind-spots… which defeats the object in going digital in the first place.

Imagine if your site briefing software pulled in and analysed live permit applications to pivot projects based on perceived blockers or green lights, all on its own. Well, with Nutshell it can.

Nutshell apps are 100% customisable to your business. Not just the superficial stuff – every part of your workflow, from data-capture and line-manager approval, to processing, reporting and integrating with your existing back-office systems.

Request a demo now to see for yourself how Nutshell can deliver fully-integrated and fully-automated software across every area of your business, without having to change the way you work.

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