Health and Safety Compliance Management Software purchasers have really 3 options when it comes to Deployment of EHS Software.
- On Premise
- Private Cloud, sometimes referred to as Single Tenanted Environment
- Multi-Tenant Environment
Deployment of EHS Software On Premise is means that the software is installed at the customers site or could be installed at a data centre owned by the customer. This type of deployment has some advantages but also some disadvantages. Advantages include that the customer has control of the infrastructure and also the security. Some disadvantages include the fact that upgrades and support become more difficult and this leads to increased costs, including costs levied by the software provider. The customer normally carries the costs of this deployment.
Deployment of EHS Software in a Single Tenanted Environment is where the software environment and the hardware or virtual machines are dedicated to a single customer. There are advantages here in that the customer is sure that their data is not within a shared environment and also, they can have the option of bespoke or custom code within the solution. The support and upgrade of the product is also more straight forward as the supplier has easy access to the environment. There is also the possibility that the customer can have a managed upgrade service where they do not have to move to the current version of the software. With Multi-Tenanted Environments all customers must be on the current version of the application. The customer normally carries the costs of this deployment.
Deployment of EHS Software in a Multi-Tenanted Environment is the most common deployment method and is widely used. Customers share the same infrastructure, do not pay additional hosting costs and do not have the option for custom code or managed upgrades. Advantages are scalability, easy of deployment and upgrades, lower costs and the fact that there are global companies like Microsoft and Amazon providing these services eases the burden on software vendors but also gives customers the reassurance that their security requirements are being met.
There are also two main types of contractual offerings available to purchasers of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software. These contractual offerings are available no matter what method of Deployment of EHS Software is chosen
- Initial Licence Fee with an annual maintenance and support fee.
- Software as a Service (SaaS).
Initial Licence Fee with an annual maintenance and support fee is the traditional method of selling software, where there is a large upfront payment and then smaller payments throughout the contract to use the software and to get support and product upgrades. The “maintenance fee” is usually between 15% and 25%. Some companies charge more for support in the initial years as this is when the support requirements tend to be the highest.
Software as A Service is based on a monthly fee for the use of the software and there is no large upfront payment. Vendors do offer discounts for single and multi-year contracts and for annual payments.
There is a move for purchasers of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software to accept cloud deployments and also to accept Multi-Tenanted Environments where they are deployed in service using one of the global companies like Microsoft and Amazon providing these services. This trend is set to continue with various reports stating that within 3 years, that is by 2020, more than 60% of deployments will be Cloud based and by 2023 more than 90% of purchasers of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software will use Cloud based solutions, where as on premise deployments of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software will reduce to circa 20% of deployments by 2023 from a height of 70% in 2016. In fact some vendors of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software will not offer on premise solutions as a standard and will only offer an on premise solution at a very high cost. This is especially true where the software vendor are trying to perform global roll outs of Health and Safety Compliance Management Software across many geographies and covering thousands of employees. There are huge benefits for the customer also in using cloud-based solutions, as there are substantial benefits to be gained in employee engagement in the areas of audits and inspections, incident reporting and safety observations. All of which are key elements of any Health and Safety Compliance Management Software solution. These mobile intensive areas are much more easily deployed from the cloud, employees can use their own phones or business phones/tablets to operate these Mobile Apps.
Fire Extinguisher Barcode System
IMEC Inspection Software is an easy to use fire extinguisher barcode system which will schedule, manage, track and report on any type of inspection, including Facility, Equipment, People etc. Use Cases include fire extinguisher barcode system, eyewash stations, emergency showers, equipment or asset inspection system or facilities inspection software. When used as a fire extinguisher barcode system Inspections are performed via the Mobile app which is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App which is part of the fire extinguisher barcode system will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists. The fire extinguisher barcode system inspections can be performed offline if no internet connection is available.
The IMEC Mobile Safety App can also be used as a Fire Door Inspection App and with the Web based flexible Forms Manager the solution can be used as a Fire Door Inspection Software Solution also. Fire Door Inspection Software is used is large facilities with large quantities of Fire Doors like Hospitals, Universities and also Cruise Ships.
Fire Life Safety Inspection Software Solution
IMEC Inspection Software can be deployed as a full Fire Life Safety Inspection Software solution that can be used to manage an organization’s full range of fire and life safety inspections. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type of inspection, use cases include Fire Doors, Fire Pumps, Eyewash Stations, Emergency Lights, Emergency Showers, Grease Traps, AED’s and many more. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type safety equipment or asset inspection. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists.
EH&S Inspection Software
IMEC’s EH&S Inspection Software can be used to manage any type of EHS Inspection and allows manager to record safety observations while performing facility tours which can improve overall workplace safety. This EH&S Inspection Software solution that can create corrective actions as a result of inspection failures for inspections performed using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an EH&S Inspection software solution, where users using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
Asset Inspection Management Software
IMEC’s Asset Inspection Management Software can be used to manage any type of Asset Inspection. This Asset Inspection Management Software solution can create corrective actions as a result of asset inspection failures for inspections. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an Asset Inspection management software solution, where users using a Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions
IMEC’s Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions allow a LOTO procedure to be defined for each piece of equipment that requires LOTO to be managed within the system. Equipment can be managed from both Mobile and Web App. Isolation points for the each piece of equipment are managed, images associated with both the piece of equipment and isolation points can be annotated to include energy source icon, arrows, sequence etc. Lock Out Tag Out Procedures can be authored using the Mobile App with version control and with an approval workflow. Lock Out Tag Out Procedures are executed using the Mobile App on any Smart Phone or Tablet. Lockout Tagout procedures are initiated by the user identifying the piece of equipment by either scanning QR Code or selecting the piece of equipment from a list. A complete history of completed Lockout Tagout Procedures is recorded. The status for the piece of equipment can be updated after LOTO is complete – Locked / Unlocked. An Audit option on the Mobile App allows a procedure to be reviewed without performing LOTO on the piece of equipment. Corrective Actions can be created for any Non-conformances or changes required recorded during the Procedure Review. Data Analytics within the IMEC Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions provide machine downtime analysis to aid in operational efficiency and investment decisions.
Hazardous Waste Management Software
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.
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