Adopting Health and Safety Management Software with Construction and Engineering Industries
The construction industry in the UK and Ireland contributes over £100 billion to the UK's and Ireland's ecomomies and employs over 2 million people. The construction and engineering industries in the UK and Ireland are some of the biggest industries prone to hazards and incident potential. This is made worse if there is a poorly managed health and safety system in place. Some of the most frequent incidents on construction sites include falls, collapsing materials, incidents with site materials and contact with overhead power lines. Despite an encouraging trend of a reduction in injuries and occupational health in the past 20 years, there is a lot more room for further improvements. Health and Safety software is one way of getting there.
Effective Software is currently working with many construction and engineering companies of all sizes to improve their overall health and safety procedures. Our customers are benefiting from using our safety software through the creation of a zero harm safety culture, allowing greater access to safety data across an organisation, save administration time on low-value activities and reduced management costs including administration costs, lost time spent, insurance premiums and solicitor’s fees.
GEM Construction is a leading Building Contractor with strategic office locations in Longford, Dublin and the UK. Projects undertaken vary from residential, commercial, fit-out, refurbishment, industrial, educational and healthcare. Stephen Lyons manages the QHSE Department of the GEM Group, comprising of three operating businesses focused on Construction, Joinery, and Development. Stephen needed a way to streamline his access to information for both tenders and projects that GEM had won. Before Effective Software was implemented, GEM Group had an outdated system that required large investment to align with their future health and safety plans.
Since implementing our software, Stephen has expressed how Effective has met his specific Health and Safety needs. Stephen highlighted the following key benefits from implementing our software:
- It was easy to use within all levels within the organisation;
- It matched current processes without significant changes;
- Implementation was quick and easy without disruption of work;
.The GEM Group successfully automated their audit function for both EHS and Quality Management using our Audit Module in conjunction with our Offline Application. Our Incident Reporting Module has also been implemented to ensure that all key Health & Safety information centralised thus improving the company’s reporting capabilities and helping to reduce the cost of administration
“Having looked at other systems, I felt from the first demo, the flexibility of the system was excellent and could be adapted to meet our business processes without us having to change.”
Stephen Lyons QHSE Manager, GEM Group
We were delighted to have the opportunity to talk to Nigel Stephens, the QEHS Manager from AFI Group at our Customer Success Day in Dublin this March 2016. AFI Group is a leading Powered Access provider, providing a UK wide hire network of over 5,000 modern Powered Access machines through a national depot network. Nigel talks to us about his accident/incident investigation reporting and how Effective Software has helped to roll out their health and safety processes from a centralised location to all their regional depots. Check out our ultimate guide to health and safety software for some key information around the cloud-based safety system discussed.
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