If You Think Health & Safety Is Expensive, Try An Accident

If You Think Health & Safety Is Expensive, Try An Accident

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What lessons have we learned as new sentencing guidelines get tougher?

The largest Health & Safety fine was in 2017 at £3.6million; and an increasing culture of cutting corners is exposing workers to serious risks while contractor compliance maintains to be one the biggest health and safety challenges that businesses are facing today.

Finding the time to control every aspect of a contractor coming onto site for work can involve a lot of chasing, meaning a culture of cutting corners increases, such as:

  • Relying on paperwork rather than checking what was actually happening in the depot.
  • Failing to ensure safe systems were in operation.
  • Inadequate training and supervision.

HSE posted the health and safety statistics for Great Britain (2016/2017) http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm. Stating 137 workers were killed at work, while 609,000 injuries occurred at work and the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions was £14.9 billion.

If you think health and safety is expensive, try an accident. Sometimes you can’t prevent an accident, but you can demonstrate your due diligence.

Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. With a system in place, it is in fact quite simple and easier than you think.

Our Verature, a visitor management and contractor control system, is enabling businesses to capture information, reduce risk, maintain compliance and evidence due diligence to health and safety procedures.

Enforcing competency and compliance with your contractors, Verature is an automated information management system enabling organisations to manage inductions, accreditation and insurance documents to ensure safety and reduce risks, before, during and after your contractor arrives on site.

An efficient and effective health and safety process will help your organisation improve how you control, manage, and ‘build up’ your procedures around compliance and health and safety; with an instant view of who is on site so you can identify risk, non-conformances and audit initiatives so you can always remain secure and compliant.

The Verature Visitor Management and Contractor Control System helps your business with providing a company safety culture by; recording and managing individual and company data, audit results, insurance documents, health and safety questionnaires, induction information and more. A secure login for your visitors and contractors allows them to…

  • Deal with the compliance requirements beforehand; so any pre-qualifying questionnaires, health and safety questionnaires and RAMS can be uploaded against their contact profile.
  • Be inducted off-site before a visit to save time, with a link to an Induction video and video questionnaire.
  • Be notified of any non-conformances or expiring insurance documents that have been previously submitted.
  • Be easily signed in and out of premises as well as issued day passes and permits to work authorised by appropriate departments.

It’s a modern twist on a traditional feature, Verature is providing the most efficient, cost effective and convenient way of monitoring your site, so using it is a whole new experience and one that is more personal than ever; ensuring nothing gets missed.

Want us to show you how our visitor and contractor compliance system can drive more visibility, performance and due diligence throughout the contractor onboarding process?

Contact us for more details or you could arrange a free, no-obligation tour from the comfort of your desk via webinar.

Find out if you’re ready with our 
Verature Onboarding Kit

Not sure if Verature is right for you? We understand it’s not easy to make a decision on a new system, but that’s why we’ve created our Onboarding Kit to make that that process simple.

Check our package details

Find out no matter what package you choose, you’ll be getting the best features you need for you and your team so you can have continuous contractor compliance.

Make it your own

You’ll get to see and choose your customisation options, and check out the available add-ons and extras so the system is exactly what you want and need.

Quickly getting you started.

Keeping this guide with you, and working closely with us, we can walk you through each step so you can be completely up and running with your own Verature system.

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It’s easy to get started.

Step 1

Book a demo of Verature with the team.

Step 2

We’ll chat through your requirements and see if Verature is right for you.

Step 3

We’ll send you demo access and our onboarding kit to help you decide what you need.

Step 4

You decide if we’re right for you. No pushy sales calls.

Step 5

Like what you see and hear? Let’s get you onboarded with Verature!

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