Building on its mission to put mobile-first safety and quality applications into workers’ hands, SafetyCulture has unveiled Spotlight, an app to radically improve the culture of reporting incidents and near misses on worksites.
Despite the possibilities that tech solutions provide, paper forms are still the most common way frontline workers are asked to report incidents or near misses. Because paper systems are annoying, time-consuming and generally viewed as a burden, a huge proportion of incidents and near misses go unreported.
By making it quick and easy to log incidents on a mobile device and loop teams in to ensure a speedy response, Spotlight increases the data collected on worksite incidents and makes it simple for management to access real-time visibility over issues.
“Not only has Spotlight made it easier to communicate between colleagues in my organisation but it promotes reporting as they can see what actions are being taken in real time and get feedback on what has taken place,” Arriva Trains Drive team Manager Paul Ley said.
“The days of "Why report it? Nothing gets done!" will hopefully be gone for good due to Spotlight.”
Unlike traditional incident reporting processes, Spotlight creates bespoke groups of people who ‘need to know’, each time an incident is logged. Notifications are sent to the group identifying who’s best placed to resolve the issue, who’s taking action, and then following up to close the loop. Groups are disbanded once an incident is marked as resolved.
“Spotlight is a game changer for improving workplace safety. If companies can engage employees to easily report and resolve issues before a serious incident occurs, it can reduce injuries, save companies thousands in insurance claims and potentially save lives,” SafetyCulture chief executive Luke Anear said.
The app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Designed to improve visibility from the frontline, Spotlight sends instant notifications to the right people. Management can triage and respond to incidents, hazards or near-misses immediately.
Exportable activity timeline
Spotlight logs all activity from an incident into a single timeline report that can be easily exported and shared, providing a concise audit trail for future investigation.
Two-taps to report an incident
New incidents can be reported in as little as two steps, with vital information such as time, date, weather and GPS location loaded automatically. Photos and text can be quickly added for additional context.
Spotlight turns incident data into insights, enabling businesses to learn from what has happened and implement necessary corrective measures to prevent future incidents. Real-time stats are available from within the app with data export available for more in-depth analysis.
To learn more about Spotlight visit www.safetyculture.com/spotlight
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SafetyCulture is on a mission to empower workers to make safety and quality a priority and improve workplace standards. Founded in a garage in Townsville by Luke Anear, SafetyCulture now has more than 250 staff and operations in Australia, UK, USA and the Philippines. Its flagship app iAuditor was launched in 2012 and is used more than 50,000 times every day, in over 80 countries help companies guarantee high safety and quality standards. Spotlight, SafetyCulture’s latest offering, makes incident, hazard and near-miss reporting a collaborative, real-time experience for teams.
SafetyCulture supports the worker-driven movement for change at some of the largest companies in the world, including BHP, Coca-Cola, Lowes and Amazon.
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