Safety App Of The Week

November 3, 2014 Dave Weber No Comments


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Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.  

 

OHSAS 18001 Audit Program

Official Description  

“OHSAS 18001 2007 is an international OH&S standard.  It defines a set of occupational health and safety management requirements that apply to all types of organizations.  Use our app to audit your organization’s occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) and to improve its overall performance.

The Audit tool is equally useful for internal audit as well as client company Audits.  The app allows the auditor to:


-Create Audits
-Manage Audits and Status of audit
-Audits can be saved in multiple sessions and hence give flexibility to complete audit over period of time without losing any data
-Facility of creating and reusing -templates for quick audits
-Facility of creating ISO question set and reuse it
-Generate report in PDF and Email to potential stakeholders
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Thumbs Up

  • good graphics and visual appeal
  • survey questions adequately cover the OHSAS 18001 requirements
  • the completed audit report pdf files that you email look very professional
  • completed audits are archived
  • audits can be sorted and organized a number of different ways
  • works off-line

 

Thumbs Down

  • cost is $24.99 (Android version is $50.00)
  • no instructions – you will waste time trying to learn how to use this app
  • can’t either modify questions or add your own questions
  • only the Android version allows you to delete questions
  • a detailed explanation of each survey question is critically needed
  • only someone already very familiar with OHSAS 18001 will be able to use this app

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad/iPhone  – ♥♥♥
  • Android –  ♥♥♥
  • Overall – for this price we expected more

 

¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes

 

 

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