‘Where do you start with a health, safety and environment strategy?’ The question might seem perplexed to all the health and safety professionals – and as safety practitioners go on to create and learn theories, adequate knowledge and the technical things needed to do the jobs, they steadily comprehend with the essentials.
If we look out for safety at an industrial workplace, some conditions they see in general are –
- Everybody is wearing a safety helmet at all times
- Supervisors show sincere interest in employees’ safety and act immediately if a problem arises
- Employees are well-informed about the exit routes at a work site
- There are clear instructions how to report different observations to supervisors
- Employees are familiar with company safety policies
But in reality, these are far-fetched goals.
And they need to be abided by, in reality. Their visibility therefore becomes vital.
With the safety laws getting stringent day by day, businesses should become more and more responsible for managing their organizations’ safety and compliance to prevent hazards while abiding by their legal and statutory compliances. They further demand investing more and more into safety and compliance practices and platforms. Plus, generates a serious need for efficient digital systems, software’s, and mobile apps to help businesses ensure safety in every aspect of business.
Selecting the best safety and compliance software for your business might seem prodigious at first, considering the time, efforts, and investments required for finding, installing or shifting from one software to another, hiring specialists, or conducting training programs.
Investing some time in chalking out and understanding business’ safety and compliance requirements based on your business types along with the industries that they belong to, the processes get considerably easy.
To choose the best ones for your industry, it becomes necessary to seek out for the following –
- Worker inductions with training logs
A good safety compliance platform enables to manage and track inductions of employees, equipment, and training for various purposes. Dynamic forms and checklists for all your safety and operational training needs. Being able to create and share inductions, training documents, policies, and checklists with your new employees helps you automate and simplify the process of onboarding.
It helps to keep logs and track of the same and tells you who your most compliant employees are.
- JSAs and Incident Management
Digital safety and compliance platform enables you to report, investigate, track, and maintain a visual scorecard of incidents, hazards, and near misses in real-time remotely.
One can report the incident so that the concerned authorities can investigate them and find out causes and ways to prevent them in the future. JSA (Job Safety Analysis) is a crucial mechanism for protecting workers, customers and business from adverse exposure.
- Interactive Dashboards
Safety and compliance platform dashboards when give insights to the company’s safety and compliance status, enable to seek overall safety score, along with the number of incidents being investigated.
Status of checklists, when assigned to employees are visible on dashboards – gives an update to the employees especially for the tasks needed to be completed in the day and time for the same.
- Pre-starts and Service Checks
A good safety and compliance platform allows you to create and share pre-start and service checklists for users and equipment across your organization.
Using software for conducting regular checks makes it easier for you as it is completely paperless and you can store the history without worrying about losing the papers or registers.
- Digital File Storage
With central cloud-based file storage systems and strict access controls, sharing of documents across employees in the companies give access to data required for the scope of their jobs.
Having a large amount of data at your fingertips helps them in making smarter business decisions where evaluation of compliances and business planning is based on the status of assets and equipment long with the skills of the workforce. One can rely on these digital safety systems in circumstances when evidence and proof is demanded.
When thinking about digital, one needs to understand the nature and role of different categories, as they help organizations build their safety culture, and develop causalities and leading indicators to predict risks in the working environment.