How Putting Safety First on Mobile Devices Reduces Risk

Contemplating a safety strategy that prioritizes mobile devices…In my field of work, a text box and a single huge button would be the only features of the mobile app used for team communication. Something that can be used without any kind of instruction. Something that all employees, from local workers to upper management, could readily comprehend. I adore push alerts because of this.


Contemplate it. Tutorials are not necessary for us to play mobile games like Candy Crush or Angry Birds. Therefore, why should the applications we use at work have an overly complex user interface? When a comment or issue needs to be addressed, push notifications make it simple and quick to notify every team member. Push notifications can save lives by reducing safety concerns due to their quickness and ease of use.


Push Alerts: Usable Mobile Safety Technology for Everyone


We should notify the entire workforce as quickly as feasible if a worker comes across a potentially fatal circumstance or a safety concern at work. Push notifications assist in making sure the right people see and distribute those messages.


I’ve seen hazard reports languish on managers’ desks for weeks at a time in the past. We do away with the justifications for ignoring safety hazards and non-compliance with peer-to-peer push notifications. Reports filed later on are no longer justifiable.  Everyone is now able to view the message. Everyone is aware of the circumstances and knows how to react appropriately.


A push notification: what is it?


According to the Oxford Dictionary, a push notification is an automated message that a program sends to a user even while it is closed. Here’s one instance:


push alert for mobile


Push Alerts as a Two-Way Road to Safety


Push alerts aren’t, in my opinion, only utilized to alert users to field reports and safety hazards. They are also useful for top-down communication of crucial information, such as upcoming policy changes, and enhanced safety measures.


Push alerts are also useful for correcting past safety incidents and preventing future occurrences of the same errors. How will we stop future occurrences of the same thing, like when a field worker cuts their finger on a certain tool? Using a mobile app, I can quickly provide the team with instructional films to provide more help with using that technology. Subsequently, I can observe in real-time from my desktop as the signatures arrive, confirming to me that the team has viewed the movie.


Taking a Mobile-First Approach to Safety with EHS Mobile Apps


To ensure that nothing slips between the cracks, compliance entails monitoring and overseeing a number of little jobs. This can involve everything from planned audits and inspections to equipment appraisals and license renewals. Staying on top of these responsibilities has never been simpler than it is with a mobile-first approach.


I don’t want to examine machinery after it has already expired if I’m in charge of doing so, whether that inspection is done annually or monthly. I frequently utilize push notifications to notify the equipment operators that an inspection is scheduled for the upcoming few days. They can make sure everything is going well on their end with plenty of time to spare after receiving this heads-up.


Because mishaps and accidents don’t usually occur at your desk.


When and where you need the tools and information you need, use SimpSocial‘s mobile technology.


The EHS app from SimpSocial is made to facilitate field training, reporting, and communication. Even when you’re not online, the app gives you instant access to important parts of your safety and compliance procedures.

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