In our recent study “State of Safety Management 2020: 10 Safety Challenges You Need To Know”, almost 70% of EHS managers said that they recognize involving their team in continuous safety improvements. The trouble is, the quest to increase safety performance can truly seem like a Holy Grail to EHS leaders — the ultimate reward that nobody has managed to gain.
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, it’s becoming more and more important for all of us to step up and stand by our communities. In response to COVID-19, we want to help protect those who are in the front lines of the battle.
Topics: EHS software
The CBS recently published a report saying that about a third of Dutch companies have not or barely digitised the processes in their day-to-day operations. In a way, this makes sense of course. You could assume that smaller companies have less money to spend, and are thus not spending that money on software or other digitisation efforts. But I have another view on the matter. I think that smaller companies think they are too small for digitisation. Too, being the operative word here.
Steel is one of the strongest and most durable building materials. However, steel has one threat: corrosion. That’s where Van der Ende Steel Protectors Group comes in, they do maintenance on assets, from those of oil and gas companies to bridges and rail infra. They protect the steel from the impact of corrosion. Van der Ende is one of the largest Dutch specialists in protecting steel against corrosion. The family business started in 1929 and is one of the last of its kind in this specialised sector.
Van der Ende has been a customer of Capptions since 2016, and we had the pleasure of interviewing Ilja Bangma, the HSEQ manager.
Topics: QHSE software
Ardagh, as a global entity, has had a Lean Six Sigma program in place for the past 21 years. Among this, a 5S deployment which involves monthly audits. The average time that they were spending on these audits was at least 10 people per plant spending 2-3 hours to go through all the audits. Because it was mainly Excel-based, it was not standardised across the plants or regions, let alone worldwide. People were going with just a printout of the Excel, walking around the plants while taking pictures with their camera and making notes, then going back to their desks and spending hours to document what they’d found. Let’s do the math.
10 people x 56 plants x 2,5 hours x 12 months = 16.800 hours per year.
Topics: Lean six sigma
Professional alarms coupled with a powerful and flexible EHS management platform.
Thanks to the link between EHS management software Capptions and the SOSvolaris platform you can automatically record alarms in the Capptions platform. This allows you to bundle information from reports and use it directly for inspections, incident registration, follow-up, and reporting.
Signage and labeling are important in making the work environment safe and understandable in the fields of energy, chemicals, maritime, industry and fire protection. Stell and Capptions join forces to provide these industries with a unique value proposition.
If you've been using Capptions for a while, chances are you have built a number of templates. We know that many of our customers have also decided to incorporate multiple use cases into the platform, which is great! But we can also imagine that as the data starts piling up in Capptions, and you start adding more templates, you might also want to organise your templates a bit better. That's why in this article we've outlined 5 ways to organise your templates so you can decide what works best with you.
Topics: Tips & Tricks
Did you know that the most common injury at work is caused by overexertion due to external forces? This means that people get hurt when lifting, pushing or throwing objects. This alone can cost a company in the United States $13.1 billion, as stated in an infographic by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Overall, disabling injuries set back the finances of businesses by $55 billion. Fortunately, these are costs that can be mitigated, as long as the workplace has the right tools that can help them enforce safety policies. One of them is an EHS solution.
Topics: EHS software
Picture this, it’s the end of the first quarter, you have a board meeting on the 1st of April. The pressure as an EHS manager is on, because the company is expecting a projection for the rest of the year. The CEO wants you to present your ideas on how you’ll be reaching your goals this year. As a manager, you know there were a few setbacks these past couple months that you'll need to mitigate, but what's the solution? Also, during the last meeting you decided to (further) digitise the EHS processes. Lots of decisions to be made.