The old saying goes 'if it air not broke, do not fix it'. This is true for many things in life but when it comes to security risks in a building; this old saying is just plain incorrect.
Traditionally construction workers needed to finish piles of risk evaluation forms to conduct work in a legally compliant manner. This risk assessment process is required under legislation not just in Australia but in many other developed markets also. This brings us back to the old saying: if the risk assessment process ain't broke, then why fix it?
Because it is going to save you time and so money. Here's how.
If you are a manager of a building business then you will understand that OHS paperwork takes up a reasonable amount of your workforce's time. This is an essential reduction of productivity as any shortcuts in the process could result in serious injury or even worse.
Moreover, backend administration takes a hefty hit when it comes to storing the finished documents. Usually, managers must organize the risk assessments for each job and keep them for up to five years if regulators ask evidence of compliance or for legal proceedings if an accident happens. Again this is a costly and inefficient way of complying with safety and health regulations.
Technology, however, offers a solution that will not undercut the security of workers.
It is called risk assessment software and it is a way finishing all the required paperwork involved but without the hassle of filing. Not just that, but the software alternative is faster to finish than paperwork, meaning employees spend less time filling out forms and more time at work.