Why Companies Should Digitize Their Workplace Inspections Programs? Workplace safety and compliance is a worldwide issue. When companies conduct unsafe and non-compliant practices, employees are the ones at risk. How can EHS Managers enable compliance and keep workers safe? The answer: an effective internal inspections program.
By having a strategy for workplace inspections, companies can identify hazards, capture safety leading indicators and address them. Conducting workplace inspections is a huge challenge for large, global companies, with diversified locations and staff while trying to manage safety and compliance across hundreds of sites and thousands of employees.
Companies are therefore turning to software companies who specialize in mobile applications to improve and digitize their inspections process to move from paper and excel-based inspections to cloud-based inspections software.
Why should companies digitize their inspections program? According to a 2016 National Safety Council (NSC) report, 78 percent of safety professionals are still using outdated methods for managing safety tasks. Only 19 percent are being notified of safety hazards in real-time. That means that majority of safety professionals are putting their workers at risk. Safety leaders should have access to up-to-date EHS information at any given time—regardless of connectivity. By deploying inspections software, companies have a central system for inspections and eliminate any errors associated with transferring information.
Before choosing a vendor, it is important to identify your program goals and needs.
What should companies consider before choosing a vendor for mobile inspections? Will it need to integrate with any existing systems? How many employees will use the software and how many sites? Is the system intuitive for your employees to use?
Companies require a tool that will:
- Create a central inspection checklist library for global sites
- Eliminate paper/excel methods and instead share information through an offline Mobile platform
- Track non-compliant findings, corrective actions & metrics to identify patterns and improvement opportunities across global sites
These objectives cannot be attained without using inspection software unless the company is willing to spend long periods of time consolidating data from paper or excel-based findings. Mobile Inspection software allows users to conduct, assign and track EHS inspections, building their own custom checklists for site assessments, offline capabilities allow user to perform inspections in areas where there is no internet connectivity. Dashboards provide management with reporting on inspection performance, inspections overdue, corrective actions closed and outstanding with monthly trending of these metrics on a site by site basis
Making the switch to a digital inspections program takes time, but it is worth it in the end. When it comes to managing multiple sites across global locations, a digitized inspections program is the only effective solution. It saves your team time and ultimately saves money in the long run. At the end of the day, using a central system for workplace inspections creates a safer environment for your employees.
IMEC Technologies provides Safety Management Software to increase worker safety and aid compliance. IMEC’s Safety Management Software will manage inspections and audits, provides hazard identification, incident reporting, management of corrective and preventative actions from generation to closure. IMEC provides lock out tag out software solutions that will allow users to create lockout tagout procedures using an intuitive Mobile App and Manage Lockout Tagout Procedures, also the Review and Execution of those Lockout Tagout Procedures using the Mobile App. Annual Lockout Tagout Procedures audits are conducted using a Mobile App. The Mobile Inspection App allow users to perform inspections and audits, for example the system can be used as a Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections and general fire safety inspections and also to record safety observations and manage corrective actions, anywhere and anytime. The solution can be used as a fire extinguisher barcode inspection software system or life safety inspection system to aid compliance in Higher Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Organizations. Benefits from a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System include the elimination of paperwork and reducing the burden of compliance with regulations such as NFPA, The Joint Commission. The Incident Reporting App allows users to easily and quickly report incidents, hazards and near-misses, these are then sent to the appropriate people for action and are managed to closure. Web Apps provide features such as, setup, management, scheduling tools, analysis, reporting and dashboards etc with the ability to report incidents to government bodies such as OSHA and RIDDOR. HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites. For more information visit our website www.imectechnologies.com