WorkNest Launches SafetyNest to Help Businesses Mitigate Rising Health and Safety Penalties for Non-Compliance
Written on 22 February 2023
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of SafetyNest, our real-time risk management software that ensures businesses don’t miss any of their health and safety obligations. Through an easy-to-use dashboard, businesses can use SafetyNest to save time, protect their workers and demonstrate compliance.
Driven by demand from our clients for a system that allows them to record, investigate and monitor incidents, providing them with actionable insight.
The software provides a critical link between the client and their dedicated Health and Safety Consultant. Each time a client records an incident, WorkNest will be notified, and the team can reach out and provide any additional support needed to help them fix and minimise incidents.
One of the software’s key features is the “SafetyNest Score”, a real-time metric that shows an organisation’s risk profile. Drawing on the HSE’s Safety Culture Maturity Model, the SafetyNest Score allows users to view their rating and see how it changes as they apply recommendations for improvement.
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics, there were 123 work-related fatalities between April 2021 and March 2022. In addition, the HSE issued £26.9 million in fines to duty holders found guilty of health and safety offences in 2020/21, and the average penalty has risen from £107,000 in 2020 to £145,000 in 2021 – an increase of 35%. What’s clear is that the cost of non-compliance for a business is not worth taking the risk for, as well as the reputational damage that occurs.
Oliver Williams, Product Owner of SafetyNest
Oliver Williams, Product Owner of SafetyNest at WorkNest, said, “Safety may not always be the most exciting topic, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most important. SafetyNest is undoubtedly a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for managing health and safety in the workplace, making it easier for all businesses. Understanding your business’s risk factor is crucial, and the SafetyNest Score is a feature that will make a real difference, allowing businesses to acknowledge first-hand where they sit and see recommendations on how to improve that score. With this software in hand, managing health and safety compliance just became easier.”
To save time and ensure compliance with the latest legislative changes, SafetyNest gives businesses access to a comprehensive suite of professionally drafted template documents that are updated in real-time. In addition, the software allows users to easily tailor all the documents to their organisation’s specific requirements.
SafetyNest users can delegate actions from their audit to their team in just a few clicks, allowing the software to keep on top of progress rather than creating a management burden – often associated with compliance.
The need to demonstrate compliance to the likes of local authorities or the HSE with paperless evidence of their risk management activities is priceless in the advent of a spot inspection or investigation.
Learn more about SafetyNest and get a free consultation: https://worknest.com/health-and-safety/fixed-fee-service/safetynest/