Safety app designed to keep workers safe in the field

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Chocolate Coded


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Australian app developers Chocolate Coded were commissioned by Caltex to design an app for iOS and Android mobile devices to help manage the health and safety of staff working in the field.

The Onsite Safety app assists businesses to achieve their safety goals by giving them the ability to connect with employees and contractors out in the field through a smartphone or tablet to help ensure individuals assess the hazards of a task before starting work.

The app harnesses mobile technology to facilitate vital communication about health and safety risks between businesses and those working out in the field. Features include:

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

The pre-prepared hazard assessment checklists have been developed in consultation with SafeWork NSW and cover the six key high-risk activities responsible for the majority of workplace incidents including working at heights, electrical work, plant use, vehicle use on constructions sites, confined spaces and working with chemicals.

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.

Grant Nelson, director of The Fast Makeover Company, said that Onsite Safety has already proved to be an invaluable workplace tool.

“Since we started using the Onsite Safety App, my team now have a straightforward, easy way to manage their safety requirements daily and document any hazards or risks they come across on-site,” he said.

“It empowers my team to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of each other, plus contractors, and keeps them accountable to the company safety policy in a manageable and practical way. This gives me confidence as a business owner when my team is out on the job.”

For more information, visit www.onsitesafetyapp.com.au.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Syda Productions

Online: www.chocolatecoded.com.au
Phone: 02 9194 2300
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