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6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs EHS Software in 2018

Tim Jubb
Digital Marketing Manager
Published On
August 10, 2018
Category
BLOG

In 2017 there was a 74% increase in HSE (Health and Safety Executive) sanctioned fines. This is largely down to much tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. While there’s never been any doubt that good health and safety practices are morally right, they have never made better business sense either.

As such, the demand for up-to-date EHS software is at an all-time high.

But how do these software programs benefit organisations? Here’s 6 reasons why EHS software might be the right investment for your business in 2018…

Safer Workplace

First and foremost, EHS software helps to ensure the health and safety of every individual within the workplace… but only if it used!

Ease of use is the number 1 factor in increasing user adoption, resulting in more reports. More reports mean more data for EHS Managers to make tactical and strategic decisions with (as we will see in point 2, below).

In addition, investment in EHS software emphasises that you, as a business, take safety culture seriously – a vital message to colleagues, employees and authorities alike.

Deeper Insights

EHS management systems allow data to be centralised, tracked and monitored. Strong reporting functionality, data insights and dashboards are key to analysing trends and putting proactive safety measures in place.

Legal Compliance

Modern EHS software can help to ensure your organisation meets current legal requirements. Should a party make a claim, you can easily find all information pertaining to the incident in question in one, centralised place including:

  • Witness statements
  • Photo evidence
  • Steps taken to reduce risk.

Spreadsheets or paper-based systems can make legal situations an administrative nightmare.

Business Benefits

With tougher penalties in place for health and safety offences, the financial benefits of good health and safety practices in 2018 are bigger than ever. Fewer accidents, means:

  • A healthier, happier, more productive workforce
  • Fewer pay-outs for legal costs
  • Reduced accident claim pay-outs.

Time efficiencies can also be achieved due to information being centrally stored and collated – ready for much quicker and smoother procedures.

Mobile Incident Reporting

Mobile EHS software has been improving for several years. But it is only now, in 2018, that we are seeing widespread adoption. So much so, that organisations without sufficient mobile capabilities risk being left behind.

The ability to record incidents at source can improve the speed and accuracy of reporting, while offline working gives access to record incidents even when no signal is available.

Previous EHS Tool Outdated

Spreadsheets have always been a useful and inexpensive program for the business world. In fact, 1 in 5 businesses still use spreadsheets as their main method of internal communication. But are they still fit for purpose when it comes to EHS?

  • Spreadsheets have very few collaboration opportunities
  • Spreadsheets are difficult to use – especially on mobile devices
  • Without strict document management tools in place, it is easy to overwrite, delete or lose valuable data.

In addition to spreadsheets, legacy EHS systems may not have the functionality or flexibility necessary for the modern workplace.

Conclusion

There has never been a better time to purchase EHS software. Not only does it make good sense for the safety and well-being of your employees and colleagues, it makes good business sense as well. There are a number of EHS software solutions on the market with varying levels of complexity. If you think AVA might be right for your business, let us know and we will be in contact to discuss your requirements in more depth.

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