Finally – A tech safety solution for non-techs

by Dave Collins on August 15, 2017

Finally – A tech safety solution for non-techs

Pinpoint your safety hazards

Ever had to capture a safety hazard or risk on an excel spread-sheet or in the written form, file it with the safety officer and then hope like hell that the matter is acted on before someone is hurt? We all know that the longer a risk or hazard sits out there unresolved, the greater the chance that risk or hazard will result in harm to people or property.

I’ve seen a myriad of tracking and safety escalation systems that try to do this but none better than a digital solution I was fortunate to recently stumble across here in Brisbane. Safety Pinpoint combines perfectly because it:

· visually delights with a very simple and highly configurable ‘drag and drop’ functionality

· is time stamped and enables the safety team to be immediately aware of the nature of the issue but also exactly where its located

· immediately escalates so that the matter cannot go unresolved

· has a very smart back-end that synthesizes data; allows for simple one click reporting; creates opportunities to analyse data to better allow the user to understand the types of safety issues that prevail; where they are located over time; where resources need to be directed; and even how to target training to reduce incidents and accidents over time

· is highly affordable and can integrate seamlessly with any other internal system you might run

Safety Pinpoint has no comparable platform and solves the problem of not requiring endless paperwork to capture a safety hazard or risk thereby making it quicker and easier for staff to report. Its immediate and its visual and the user can quickly attach a photograph or image at point of upload.

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While Safety Pinpoint’s website (www.safety-pinpoint.com) is currently in rebuild, its foundations are in the highly successful Social Pinpoint platform (see http://socialpinpoint.com) which has been actively used across a range of large council, infrastructure, construction and resource projects in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada and North America. Contact them through either website or simply contact me and I’d be delighted to pass you on to their dynamic team.

My firm belief is that this type of front end is the future of capturing and reporting safety issues. My initial thoughts are that it could also be an excellent tool for sharing of information at shift change and for asset and maintenance reporting and management. Impressive and flexible and fully operational by a non-tech!

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Free AS4801 Audit Tools and Checklists

by Dave Collins on August 14, 2017



Free AS/NZS 4801 Audit Tools and Checklists

Comprehensive audit tools and checklists to evaluate your OHS system utilising the framework of AS/NZS 4801:2001

Unfortunately SAI Global made us take down this really useful tool. It was put together independently but contained a few words from the standard – which you have to pay for of course!!

But there are some sites that are offering free AS4801 Audit Tool Downloads and checklists, including a Government website –  Here are links to some of the free AS4801 audit tools and checklists available – grab them while you can!!!!

In breaking news, TECHCRUNCH reports that:

SafetyCulture, the maker of a b2b inspection checklist app called iAuditor, has pulled in a $23 million Series B funding led by Index Ventures…………..The iAuditor app aims to replace paper-based check-lists for safety inspections, to not only speed up checks and make them more efficient but also to enable companies to centralize inspection data so it can be analyzed and benchmarked, and so that risks can be flagged in real-time.



 

If you need help with AS 4801 auditing or even setting up your system to comply with AS4801, particularly if you are in the construction industry, then we recommend:

Craig Clancy B. App Sc.- Construction Management Safety In Industry M: 0458797836 E: craig@safetyinindustry.com.au W: www.safetyinindustry.com.au



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Free WHS Manual Template

by Dave Collins on August 14, 2017

Safety Manual Template

Doug Wakefield from Safe Measure has developed this excellent manual, over many years, while providing health and safety consulting services and training to a range of industries and at all organisational levels. The document is in Word format and can be easily modified, cut and pasted etc. Doug is extremely passionate about keeping people safe from harm and making this manual freely available is his way of assisting those who may otherwise balk at the cost of paying for such a document. If are looking for a no-nonsense, practical and highly effective Health and Safety Consultant then please contact Doug – his details are on his WEBSITE

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

NB: This is a generic document and must be used as a guide only. It should be modified to suit unique conditions and any legislation applicable at your site

What you get in the Manual:

The manual itself, contains the following headings and content (over 250 pages):

List of Contents

1 Using the manual

2 Introduction to the Manual

3 Planning for safety:

  • Safety Management Plan
  • Risk Management
  • Auditing
  • Internal Auditing
  • Gap Analysis

4 Legislation

  • The Act
  • The Regulation
  • Codes of Practices
  • Standards

5 OHS Policy and Procedures

  • Content of OHS Policies & Procedures
  • Sample General OHS Policy
  • Sample Manual Handling Policy

6 Management Procedures

  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • General Manager Responsibilities
    • Supervisor/Line Manager responsibilities
    • OHS Representatives
    • Employee
  • Grievance & Discipline
  • Consultation
  • Sample Consultation Statement

Training

  • Training Need
  • Trainee
  • Training Session
  • Trainee’s Risk Management workbook7 Operational Procedures
  • Manual Handling
  • Slips/Trips/Falls/ Work at Heights
  • Electricity
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Emergency Response
  • First Aid
  • Injury Management
  • Return-to-work Coordinator Guidelines
  • 8 Contractor Management9 Forms
  • OHS Inspection Checklists
    • Office
    • Workshop
    • Chemical Storage & Handling
    • Production
    • Warehouse
    • Personnel
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Incident/First Aid Reporting Form
  • Workplace Safety Rules
  • Visitor Sign-in Sheet
  • Injury Management
  • Manual Handling Worksheets

10 OHS Encyclopaedia

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