Last updated 12/11/2019.
What are daybeats?
Daybeats are groups of tasks that would usually be carried out by a single team in a single day. Adding these tasks to a daybeat makes it easier for you to select them on the job assignor page or on any other page where you need to filter tasks. The use of daybeats is entirely optional, depending on how you use Groundleader they may save you time or they may not.
For example if one of your teams would normally cut all the private gardens in an area called ‘Milton’ in a single day, you could set up a daybeat called ‘Milton private gardens’ and add all those tasks to it. With this daybeat set up, when assigning tasks for that day, you could filter the tasks by this daybeat rather than having to select each one individually.
Setting up Daybeats
To set up your daybeats select the ‘Daybeats’ option from the ‘Schedules’ section of the main menu.
Click ‘Add new daybeat’ to add a new one or if you have existing daybeats set up select one from the list to edit it.
The method of adding or removing tasks to a daybeat works in a similar way to the two table system used in the job assignor page.
- Use the filters at the top of the page to filter tasks into the top table.
- Select the tasks in the top table that you want to include in your daybeat.
- Tasks currently selected to be in the daybeat are shown in the bottom table.
- To remove a task from the daybeat click to remove it from the bottom table.
When you are happy with the task selection there is a text box between the two tables where you should enter the daybeat name. Be sure to click the ‘Save daybeat’ button to store your task selection.