Today’s Australian businesses face increasingly complex management and compliance challenges, including environmental analysis, worker health and safety, incident loss prevention, and regulatory compliance. If that weren’t enough, you’ve also got to handle reporting and management of air, water, waste, and chemicals.
Is there a way to tackle all of these tasks while better managing your risks and streamlining your business processes?
Finding the right EHS management software can help you to take care of these issues. In your search for the best software for your unique organisation, make sure you consider the following features.
A Variety of Tools
While many of the tasks your organisation manages are routine, you’ll probably have some unusual issues from time to time. That’s why it’s helpful to choose software with a variety of tools available to handle many different tasks.
For example, it’s helpful to choose software that helps you to create consistent EHS procedures as guideposts for your staff. You’ll also want your software to have the capability to record and manage incidents from the moment the incident occurs all the way through resolution of the incident and employees’ return to their responsibilities.
With everything you have to do in a day, the last thing you need is to spend extra time navigating through cumbersome software and apps.
Since one of the goals of using EHS management software is to save time and work more efficiently, look for software with an easy-to-use dashboard. When you can see your company’s EHS information laid out on a convenient dashboard, you’ll be able to quickly find areas that need your attention, and you’ll feel more in control.
The EHS management software you choose should keep you informed of what’s going on in your business, both in the daily operations and in long-term strategy. With everything saved and stored in one location, you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for.
Improving your operations requires a lot of attention. There are people to contact, to-do items to take care of, and meetings to attend. All of this work is easier when you have a simple and effective way to track details.
Search for EHS management software that provides a way to track tasks and meetings as well as manage corrective actions. One more feature that you’ll find helpful is the capability to generate comprehensive reports. You can use these reports to find out how your organisation is progressing toward your performance indicators and other goals.
And while we’re discussing reporting, don’t forget to look for software that creates and publishes detailed reports. Instantly generated graphs and charts can help you to see at a glance where you’re having issues and how your company is improving.
While it’s great to use software that comes with pre-built templates, it’s also helpful to be able to create your own custom reports. Your stakeholders may want special reports from time to time, and it’s nice to have software that can create made-to-order reports.
These days, managers, supervisors and even workers in the field need EHS management software on the go. Whether you need to do a little after hours work or take care of a safety check at a job site, it’s very helpful to have access to your software through mobile apps.
By giving your employees access to EHS management software on their phones and other devices, you’ll help to increase the culture of safety in your workplace and make everyone’s jobs a little easier.
As you do your research about the kinds of EHS management software available to you, think about your unique organisation and what need you currently have. Try to match up your needs with the features and benefits of each program you evaluate.
One of the best ways to evaluate EHS management software is to download a free trial and take it for a spin. You’ll get a good feel for how it would operate, and you can try out the task lists, dashboard, reporting, and more.
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