A pro-active health and safety system is an increasingly essential part and make-up of any modern day working environment.
With just one card, an abundance of information can be swiped. From clocking in and clocking out, overtime, vacations and managing the payroll, information can be instantly updated, retrieved and accessed centrally, by managers, payroll and health and safety. For site managers, administration time onsite can be reduced, where credentials of everyone entering a site can be checked from one of a number of handheld computers. But health and safety software is now much more than this; it is also about ensuring that all workers have the right set of skills to do each task they have been assigned.
Much of the health and safety software now in practice can issue instant site status reports, ranging from notifying that the site is fully functional and operational right through to any problems and obstacles that may exist within the workplace environment. Such systems can even stop employees before they work if they have foreseen any issues and errors in the working environment or within future procedures and processes.
In contrast to a more traditional system and approach health and safety software will also produce live up to date records simultaneously as they happen and not after the event.
The benefits of such an approach can provide a centralised system but with local reports, relevant and pertaining to various sectors and processes within the workplace environment or system.
No matter how cost effective and viable health and safety software can be, its effectiveness will always be subject to how well the solution is uniquely married to the workforce and the company itself. Adequate and comprehensive training of the new system is imperative to maximise its benefits and efficiencies to workers on the ground and managers in the office.