Workforce health and safety management app released


Onsite Safety allows business owners to connect with their workers using a mobile or a tablet

Workforce health and safety management app released
The app features pre-prepared hazard assessment checklists.

 

Onsite Safety has launched a namesake app that can allow business owners to remotely manage the health and safety of their staff.

The app, Onsite Safety, allows businesses to connect with their employees and contractors who are working out in the field through a smartphone or a tablet.

This allows businesses to achieve their safety goals by ensuring individuals assess the hazards of a task before starting work.

The new app includes various features:

  • pre-prepared hazard assessment checklists for high risk activities
  • ability to develop customised hazard assessment checklists
  • incident reporting function
  • ability to share live hazard and incident notifications with GPS tagging
  • health and safety newsfeed from SafeWork regulators.

The pre-prepared hazard assessment checklists have been developed in consultation with SafeWork NSW.

The information entered by workers using their smartphone or tablet is automatically logged in a portal allowing businesses to track and manage vital safety records in real-time.

Leading health and safety lawyer Michael Tooma says although managing the health and safety of employees and contractors working out in the field is a challenging job for businesses, it is an important part of the duty of care.

"With the increasing remote nature of work it is crucial that businesses use technological solution to ensure that their workers are not exposed to risks at work," Tooma says.

"The new Onsite Safety app helps address this problem by harnessing mobile technology to facilitate vital communication about health and safety risks between businesses and those working out in the field."

The app is available for download on iOS and Android via the App Store and Google Play.

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