The assessment of the conditions of facilities and assets through on-site inspections and checklists is critical to understanding safety needs, potential risks, compliance, and managing an effective EHS management program.
Creating a comprehensive repository of safety information serves many purposes, including the storage of safety documents, such as standards, plans and training materials that are needed for a safety management program. This information can create visibility to potential risks, facilitate collaboration and employee engagement, as well as document a full audit trail. In addition, having this information can facilitate reporting on areas of safety that are improving or declining over time.
Access to risk assessments help you protect employees from potential harm and your business from potential fines and lawsuits. After identifying potential hazards through a full set of data, you can determine areas of safety non- compliance and implement solutions to mitigate risks.
Yet despite these benefits, companies struggle to effectively and efficiently manage critical data sets related to safety practices and facility conditions. Paper-based approaches are inefficient. The use of spreadsheets and file sharing software can increase efficiency, yet often leads to inconsistent results and sub-optimized processes. Safety software can be expensive, difficult to deploy and complex to utilize.
Facility managers need a more effective solution to conduct these important inspections and manage the information.