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Every worker deserves to go home safely at the end of their working day and every company deserves to be protected from liability and fines. That is why Nottinghamshire-based PAL Software Limited has enhanced its Safety PAL cloud-based system, adding three new features. These make the health and safety system easier to use and provide evidence that can be shown to investigators in the event of an accident or incident.

Workplace accidents still happen despite compliance with health and safety legislation. In 2015/16, there were 72,702 reportable injuries and 144 fatalities, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Many companies have five or six different systems to manage health and safety. All these can be replaced by just one system - Safety PAL, a web-based, company-wide system that streamlines health and safety management.

Safety PAL’s new features include an improved help guide and user task tracking, which enhances project and team management. Step-by-step instructions that make the system easier for companies and their suppliers to interface have also been added.

An audit reporting feature is another new addition to Safety PAL. This allows companies to complete workplace audits, near-miss and positive intervention reporting and good working practices reports, proving that they did everything practicable to control risks and prevent an accident. This protects companies from liability and from incurring hefty fines and costs.

Managing Director Karl Spencer commented: “The new audit reporting feature was developed in response to customer feedback. We focus on prevention, but many customers wanted us to create an easy-to-use, effective reporting tool. This new feature is now an integral part of Safety PAL, offering companies a better way to prevent accidents and increase protection against liability and fines.”

PAL Software’s vision is for workplace accidents in the UK to be reduced significantly and to be eliminated from as many companies as possible. Safety PAL is the first health and safety management system to enable companies to employ a holistic approach to health and safety, engaging and involving everyone, from directors to workers. The system can be accessed by all employees and linked with suppliers through smartphones and other internet-connected devices.

Managers can consult and upload risk assessments, policies and other documents when they are out of the office and workers can receive up-to-date, filtered safety alerts while they are working on-site. Managers can record and upload on-site training videos and workers can watch the videos before arriving at the work site. This not only reduces stress and helps prevent accidents, but it also allows work to start immediately, increasing productivity and reducing company costs.

Safety PAL aims to engage and involve all employees in health and safety, leading to safer work environments and fewer accidents.

Safety PAL is a web-based health and safety management system that allows companies to store, manage and access all their health and safety information in one central location. Safety PAL enables companies to work smarter, communicating important safety information directly to everyone, from directors to workers, in real-time using photos, videos and words. Companies use Safety PAL to create a safer, more productive workplace, prevent accidents and remove the risk of legal action.

Author: Caroline Cox

Caroline is the Operations Director for Mansfield and Ashfield 2020. The most important part of this role is to listen, support and act! Through monthly focus groups we identify opportunities and challenge key bodies to provide a partnership approach to avoid duplication and monitor efforts to fulfill our philosophy which has always been firmly centered on our business community, growth and skills.

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