Importance of Streamlining Incident Reporting
We all have incident reporting procedures and policies. We all conduct follow up investigations into the root causes of the incidents. We all follow OHSA and WSIB requirements. BUT are your incidents streamlined? Are they being sent to different departments instantaneously or do they get passed around by email or by hand? Are incidents being reported days later after valuable information is lost or forgotten? Are your near misses and minor incidents even recorded?
Challenges of Conventional Incident Reporting
Considerable time and effort is spent on the manual entry of incident details into different departmental forms causing safety personnel to manually enter data into forms and pushing and pulling that information from the different departments to analyze the incidents
NEAR-MISSES AND MINOR INCIDENTS OVERLOOKED
Because considerable time and resources are spent manually inputting information related to safety incidents, safety personnel and individuals subject to minor incidents and near-misses are less likely to report minor incidents and near-misses
LACK OF IMMEDIACY AND REAL-TIME VISIBILITY
Details of an incident are rarely recorded for hours – even days – after the event occurs. The more time that passes the less likely the recorded details associated with the event will be as accurate and reliable as possible
How Compliance Science can help
REAL-TIME DATA VISIBILITY
When all incidents are inputted into a centralized system, safety personnel and management don't have to wait for the completion of reports to identify trends and weaknesses.
Users gain immediate access to individual incidents, trending and analysis, enabling them to implement corrective and preventive actions faster, analyze trends, compare incidents to risk assessments and proactively address issues that may present safety concerns in the future.
ROOT-CAUSE ANALYSIS & CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTION
Comprehensive root-cause analysis tools help organizations quickly identify and isolate the root cause of incidents and expedite the implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
Safety personnel can quickly respond to safety concerns and address root causes, in the space of hours instead of days or weeks. Additionally, a clear and consistent safety messaging can then be communicated to all employees in real-time.
THE NET EFFECT
A departmentalized, siloed incident reporting process prevents safety personnel from building an uncompromised, highly responsive safety program. It consumes a vast amount of time, resources, and critically result in an inability to effectively reduce the quantity of lost time and lost days.
Streamlining your incident management process through Compliance Science makes the reporting process simplified for all users, especially through the mobile app, freeing up time for safety personnel to be proactive on safety measures, focus on implementing corrective and preventive actions that can reduce costs the associated with lost time and lost days.
Still thinking about it?
If you still can’t decided, check out our mobile incident app below to see how easy it is to start.