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How EHS Solutions can assist in improving and maintaining Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) programs in 4 easy Steps

Implementing a health and safety management system is a good start. But it’s just a start. Every single day, we get a front-row seat to see how technology is transforming how we do business and the speed at which we do it. A great example of this is PayPal. This company was founded to be a cryptography company! As we all know, today it is the default online payment system of millions of people. The company had to adapt and quickly to ensure its success.

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Managing Contractors and Suppliers? 4 Ways to be compliant without the admin burden.

Having contractors & suppliers on your premises is becoming increasingly risky and therefore costly.  The responsibility is placed squarely on the business using their services and/or products to ensure they are compliant, safe and working in a healthly environment.  Misplacing a single document or missing a single step could result in significant financial loss and time burden to your business. However making sure you dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s requires significant time and resource.  If you don’t find ways to do this effectively and efficiently, the cost of compliance could result in unecessary fianancial loss for your business. Fortunately there are ways you can be compliant with minimal administrative burden.  Here’s how…..

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5 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT IN 2019 TO IMPROVE WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

South Africa has seen many fatal tragedies in the last few years, from the collapse of the Grayston Drive pedestrial bridge to the fatal fire in the building belonging to the Gauteng government this year.  Nearly 5 000 workers die each year as a result of fatal injuries incurred during work-related incidents

As the person responsible for health & safety in your business, there are some key steps you can take to ensure 2019 is a safe environment for your business, and that you will meet all your EHS objectives.  Identifying these steps with your teams and turning them into New Year’s resolutions for your business will be a great way to kick off your year.

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EHS Trends, Challenges and Technologies facing South Africa – an OVS Solutions Leadership Perspective

Despite the economic and political challenges South Africa faces, the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) laws and regulations in the country continue to grow at a rapid rate.In the last few years, South Africa has increased its regulatory framework and structures to address increasing EHS incidents and concerns. The influence of international laws, the use of real-time technology, globalisation, public pressure and ever increasing use of systems to identify accountability of employees are all contributing factors.   

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5 Ways to Justify the Cost of Health and Safety Software to the Executive

Getting budget approval and buy in from senior management is not only difficulty for EHS professionals but can also be a daunting task. Did you know? Getting buy-in and budget approval is noted as a top barrier to purchasing EHS Software, with 31% of companies saying that ‘no ROI justification’ is the main barrier to getting EHS tech funding.

If you can relate to these barriers, it may be time to start building your case! Below are the top tips to help you along the way:

1.GET YOUR EXECUTIVES ATTENTION!

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5 Signs it’s time to replace your spreadsheets with online scheduling systems

23 August 2018

With today’s highly pressured and very performance managed working environment, it becomes ever more important that your time is efficiently and effectively managed. Time spent planning, scheduling and assigning tasks can be utilised in a more value-addding way if this process is automated. Scheduling tools can assist by automating repetitive tasks with the click of a button. They will also allow you to save and retain all information from multiple users in 1 place, so you can save time by not having to access several databases to access the information you need. If you can relate to any of the signs below, it may be time to automate your processes!

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Why Compliance is Worth the Investment

Safety compliance and efficient workforce management are vital to large corporations for many reasons. It’s a known fact that with a comprehensive compliance plan, the workplace becomes safer and consequently, productivity increases.

However, the benefits extend beyond the safety factor. There are numerous other positive aspects and we have outlined some of these below.

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Train your employees with ease and remain compliant with Rapid Induct 

Do you have a high staff turnover? Or perhaps your company is growing so much, you find yourself employing staff at an increased rate?

If so, Rapid Induct will drastically simplify your companies admin. This software can assist with a multitude of tasks, such as initial staff induction, personal document collection, exit interviews, monthly corporate surveys, questionnaires, and the training of staff.

For instance, employing new staff can lead to a lot of long and rather time consuming paperwork in the first few days of employment. With a program like Rapid Induct, which is hosted online, the orientation process can be simplified and sped up, freeing up your new employee to start work and begin familiarising themselves with the company immediately. This is beneficial to you as a company because you’re able to get the most out of your new staff member from day one, with no time or money wasted. Continue reading “Train your employees with ease and remain compliant with Rapid Induct “

Rapid Incident – The Benefit of a Centralised Incident Reporting System

It is a well-known fact that incidents happen in the workplace, but how a company deals with them once they’ve happened is extremely important.

Managing incidents effectively can save time, money and admin hassles. Imagine a centralised system that keeps a record of all aspects of the accident and ensures all incidents are followed through with an investigation? Well, with Rapid Incident Software, one can do just this and much more.

Staff and contractors can report an incident as soon as it happens from any computer with internet access. This ensures immediate action with an accuracy of information because the software can record and track the lifecycle of the incident. All these features provide real-time access, which ultimately makes the incident easier to address and keep a record of.

Rapid Incident keeps companies’ complaint from a health and safety point of view, but it also allows for corrective actions to be taken, in the hope that a repeat accident doesn’t occur.

One of the major benefits of a centralised and accessible system like this in place is the increased employee engagement it encourages. Any employee can contribute information and report an incident. This helps to build a sense of appreciation amongst employees. They feel like they matter by being able to contribute information and they are also encouraged, knowing that any potential incident they may be involved in would be taken seriously.

Additionally, the threat of inconstant reporting is eliminated, increasing the company’s reputation for quality control and health and safety standards.

Rapid Incident also calculates workers’ compensation and return to work costings. Claims are stored on the system and numerous costs can be included, such as rehabilitation, fatality, physiotherapy or counseling.

Let our system help you solve your injury management problems and contact us today for more information, sales@rapidglobal.co.za

Rapid Global terminal installed at Demco

With the new rapid Rapid Global terminal installed at Demco, the staff have appreciated the new system in place, where incidents can be captured, tasks can be thoroughly managed and audit reports conducted.

Make sure to contact us now for a free consultation to see how Rapid Global software solutions can assist your business.