Posted on 27 Aug, 2020
SaferMe Explained in 1 minute
How many workers need to die before we take notice? The number of fatalities occurring at work in the NT is heartbreaking. It saddens me to know the NT has the highest workplace fatality rate (5‑year average) in Australia. Sometimes tragic accidents happen, but every day I see businesses and workers ignoring the warning signs and taking short cuts.
Ignoring the smaller warning signs can over time, lead to major incidents. To avoid these incidents, businesses need to get back to the basics of managing safety. It starts with identifying hazards and eliminating risks in the workplace. This is a basic process every business should be looking at with their workers; Identify the hazard and get rid of the risks
You don’t want reports that show everything is going well, it’s better to be talking with your workers about what’s not going right. Opportunities for reporting are everywhere in the conversations we have daily and yet reporting gets missed. This includes: near misses, conditions like corrosion in machinery, isolation failures, under staffing, excessive overtime, process deviations and other anomalies – those things that happen often which shouldn’t 
Take advantage of these conversations to improve the relationships you have with your staff, manager, colleagues, clients and contractors. Share ideas, demonstrate commitment and take ownership to improve safety performance and reporting within your business.
Reporting needs to be an easy process for your workers and Safer Me is a digital solution and could be a gamechanger in your business. Here’s 5 reasons why
- Staff will be engaged
- Real time reporting for corrective actions
- Automatic workflow process
- Everything in one place
- Designed to suit your business
The implementation of a health and safety management system is a planned and operational decision for any business or organisation. The success of that system depends on leadership, commitment and participation from all levels of the business. Easily accessible on your mobile phone or tablet, all staff will be keen to use Safer Me to complete any report (including adding photos) needed.
Real time reporting
Proactive reporting of hazards helps your organisation recognise and understand the hazards in your workplace and risks to staff. These can be physical, chemical, biological, psychosocial, mechanical, electrical or other energy. However, identifying hazards should not be confined to a routine checklist, it can also be anytime a worker is carrying out a task or non-routine activity, or something unplanned. Providing your workers with access to Safer Me will give them the opportunity to report anytime, even during a job, if something unplanned takes place.
Manage workflow processes
Changes on the job are shown by the worker editing or completing a form or uploading a photo with comments. The workflow process is created automatically and recorded for the job. The notification process you set means the concern is escalated to the right people in real time reporting and in communication with your workers.
Everything in one place
The extent of your safety documentation can differ depending on the size of your business and the activities you do. When creating and updating documents you need to show formatting such as the title, date, author and/or reference number, in a format whether paper or digital and in a language that is suitable for your workers. Your documented safety information needs to be available to your workers and controlled to make sure they are working with the most up to date information. In Safer Me all this is created and updated automatically for you and runs quietly in the background, ready for you at the click of a button.
Designed for your business
No matter what your business is, you have a requirement to report on your safety performance and demonstrate continual improvement. Safer Me helps your team report, notify, collect, review, analyse, retain, retrieve, and archive your safety reporting activities.
Safer Me develops your forms in a digital platform exactly how you need them – your layout, design, and content. This is not a one-off service. If your business grows or needs to adapt to changes, so do your forms.
In managing safety there is no one size fits all, however the objectives of your safety management system are the same as the next person. That is, to keep every worker safe and healthy, physically, and mentally.
It’s not a game.
Go to safebiz.com.au and book a time for a free demonstration of Safer Me
 Andrew Hopkins AIHS Webinar on Being a mindful organisation June 2020