Instant Safety Needs Analysis from PHS Compliance
23 September 2011
August 2011 – Workplace safety expert, PHS Compliance, has launched a new service that delivers an instant safety Needs Analysis report to all facilities and estate managers. The new facility is offered without charge and is conducted by a team of site surveyors, working across the UK.
Utilising a bespoke Needs Analysis software programme and handheld wireless technology, the PHS team can conduct a site evaluation in just 20 minutes, instantly capturing the essential information required to create a report and full quotation for the site in question. The output data is then instantaneously emailed to the site safety contact and stored on PHS’s own database, before the assessor leaves site.
The Needs Analysis evaluation is split into sub sections to cover: Fixed wire electrical safety, electrical portable appliances, gas equipment and pipework, fire alarm testing, fire extinguisher maintenance, emergency lighting and power safety. This comprehensive assessment covers the key areas of safety compliance and is designed to map onto the requirements of all relevant British Standards, Acts and Approves Codes of Practice (ACOPs), therefore providing the recipient organisation with the most rapid route to legislative safety compliance.
Leading the trials of the new handheld evaluation tool, regional sales manager of PHS Compliance, Lynsey Jones explained, “Each person in the team carries a PDA equipped with the Needs Analysis programme. Once on site they can quickly and easily run through a comprehensive set of questions, capturing the results as they go. The programme is designed to prompt questions on all the elements required to understand the specifics of a site and the current approach to safety compliance. Using this data the software can instantly compute the necessary recommendations and report these with a detailed quotation for work required. So far the feedback has been extremely positive for this fast and effective new method – it’s a market leading approach that harnesses technology to improve safety.”
According to PHS Compliance, the system is now being rolled out more widely, with long term aims to further streamline the safety process for customers of the service and enable manageable budgeting for testing, maintenance and remedial repair.
“We constantly strive to improve safety and promote compliance,” said sales director of PHS Compliance Shaun Caddick. “This new system is another innovation that we have made to make it easier, quicker and more cost effective for organisations to fulfil the duty of care demanded by British Standards. Our role is as a facilitator and we have invested in delivering a service that provides the fastest route to compliance.”