What is Health & Safety in vWork?
The Health & Safety feature enables your workforce to:
- record that they are aware of and acknowledge risks and have taken the necessary action to mitigate these,
- easily alert others to risks and hazards, and
- report on accidents.
The Health and Safety feature also ensures only qualified workers are assigned to jobs that require their specific skills.
Three components of Health & Safety
Health & Safety has three components. These are:
- Hazards, and
You can add specific tags to your workers, assets, jobs, and templates. This prevents your dispatchers from assigning jobs to workers without the required qualification or skills for a certain job.
You can also set the tag so a qualification or skill will expire. This works well for qualifications that need to be renewed periodically such as First Aid certificates, Certificates of Competence, and Practicing Licenses, among others.
You can find out more about Tags in the article: Health & Safety Tags: tag workers with their skills.
Allow your dispatchers and workers to identify and record hazards on a job. Workers will not be able to complete the job until they acknowledge and/or sign the hazards identified.
You can find out more about Hazards in the article: Health and Safety Hazards in vWork
Enable your workers in the field to record accidents or incidents as they happen. You can define what these events look like and can then alert your management team as required in real-time.
These events can be linked to jobs or be created as standalone events.
We provide incident and accident templates as a good starting point, and you can add to these to meet your specific requirements.
You can find out more about Events in the article: Health & Safety Events