Challenges & Solutions
Coping with several different safety systems and spreadsheets
The result of several company acquisitions and mergers, Coveris UK used a mix of different platforms and relied heavily on spreadsheets. Using the Effective Software system of modules, Coveris UK now have all their safety data available to all employees regardless of location.
Difficulty gathering data for safety reports
For Steve Huntsman - Head of UK Health and Safety, the most obvious result of moving to Effective Software came with the month-end reports. Where it used to take several days to gather the various spreadsheets and elements from different sources, the reports are now completed within hours.
Employees finding it difficult to report hazards
Since introducing the Engage hazard-spotting app, over 1500 hazards observed per month and being shared across the organisation.
Month end is amazing, because no longer does it take 3-4 days to pull many spreadsheets together. I press a couple of buttons and I’m getting some accurate data.
- Steve Huntsman
- Head of UK Health and Safety at Coveris
Supporting Coveris’ commitment to safety
The Effective Software system of modules has really helped to support Coveris’ commitment to proactive safety. In the past 12 months, the LTI rate has reduced by 83%, part of which Steve credits to the Effective platform. Another win is the reduction of their severity rate from 1.8% to 0.3%, again with some credit due to Effective Software.
During the onboarding process the Coveris team had strong communication links with the Customer Success team in Effective. According to Steve, they were looked after and guided through the entire implementation process, making the transition to the new software platform much more seamless.
One of Steve’s favourite aspects of the system is the Observation module, including the Engage mobile reporting app. Getting realtime hazard info and stopping them from becoming accidents has been very important, with over 1500 hazards observed per month and being shared across the organisation. The simplicity of the platform has led to a very positive adoption rate across the business. These new developments are now giving the management and leadership teams ‘a snapshot in time’ of the sites, improving on their positive safety culture.