Safety Tech – Worker Health and Safety Post COVID-19

Worker health and safety has taken on a whole new meaning since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Singapore employers are now obligated to ensure they are taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes practical steps to ensure accurate site-visitation records are maintained (for contact tracing purposes), worker health screening is completed and recorded to avoid infected workers going to work, arrival/departure sanitization processes are in place and being adhered to, physical distancing on sites is being maintained and workers suspected of having a COVID-19 infection are removed from the work environment and health advice taken. At any stage, records that demonstrate that these steps are being taken must be produced for authorities to assist with contact tracing investigations. Beyond that, Singapore’s construction companies must also continue to identify, assess, and control the range of pre-COVID-19 risks on their sites.

Trying to solve these challenges using traditional paper reporting is problematic. Firstly, it relies on workers and their supervisors being able to locate and fill out the various reporting forms. Records get lost, destroyed, require double handling & filing, limiting the quality and accuracy of data being captured from the site. As a result of these practical limitations, it becomes challenging to maintain visibility and generate helpful, timely insights to improve decision making. This is a stressful and challenging problem for safety officers and business leaders.

That’s why Safe365 was created and made available to Singapore businesses. Safe365 is offering Singapore companies, in any industry, its free “COVID-19” plan – which gives access to the software for companies with up to 200 workers for 6 months, at no cost.

Safe365’s smartphone app (available from Apple Store and Google Play Store) and performance web console (available provide practical, easy to use digital tools to help solve this problem. The performance console comes with pre-built checklist templates that companies can activate and deploy to connected app users. App users download the app and connect to their employer. Uniquely, Safe365 does not require any expensive implementation consulting and can be set up and deployed within the company in 30 mins.

Examples of specific COVID-19 related tools & templates available include:

  • Setting up, verifying, and monitoring working from home arrangements
  • Construction worker daily pre-start COVID-19 screening & procedures
  • Construction manager COVID-19 plan
  • Employee ‘back to work’ COVID-19 induction checklist
  • COVID-19 Employee Well-Being and Engagement Survey

Beyond these, companies can very easily build their custom checklists to meet their specific needs. This has included site visitor registers, evacuation checklists, site emergency shutdown checklists, plant and equipment inspection checklists, and much more. Every record submitted via the Safe365 app also includes important details that can be used for contact tracing if required, including time/date stamping, GPS location & location address, the user’s name & contact details, and, if entered, names and contact details of visitors on the site. The safety officer/management gets instant visibility of each report and can record any actions taken by adding to the report thread, so all this information is held together on the Safe365 performance console.

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, the company can export records submitted for the date range required, and provide instant, quality data to authorities to assist with contact tracing – the key to limiting the spread of the virus.

Beyond the construction industry, Safe365 has been used extensively in United Kingdom, Africa, the US, Australia, and New Zealand by many SME businesses including schools, gyms, retail stores,
transport companies, utility contractors, professional services, local government and health-related organizations like pharmacies, hospitals, dentists and medical centers.

In addition to the Safe365 app, the platform also provides an innovative governance & assurance system that allows companies to rapidly measure and benchmark their health, safety, and well-being maturity, understand gaps in capability, and provides practical tools and resources to make improvements. The platform provides visibility of continual improvement and also provides a reporting tool to make it easy to communicate health and safety insights to the business leaders.

For many businesses, using Safe365 has been transformational.

Safe365 has been able to support and enable over 4,500 businesses in the past couple of years to raise health and safety standards at work by lifting engagement with both business leaders and frontline workers. We have examples of large clients that have improved their Safe365 Safety Index® by 10% over 3 years and have seen a corresponding decline in worker claims costs of 40% – approx. a 15x return on investment for the cost of the system. It is incredibly rewarding to help clients achieve these types of results. In addition to the primary objective of achieving less harm to workers, this outcome presents a significant amount of money, which either improves profitability or can be reinvested to grow the business. Our market benchmarking insights continue to confirm that doing health and safety well is not only a legal obligation, but it is truly good for business.

With a looming global recession, enhanced health and safety requirements, and mounting pressure on revenue and profitability, businesses need to strive for greater cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and ways to transact their business while meeting safety requirements in this ‘new normal’. Safe365 is an ideal product and partner to assist businesses that want to do health and safety well in a very cost-effective manner.

The majority of Singapore’s small to medium businesses do not use digital products to assist them in their business with health and safety – digital adoption will assist in safer outcomes for businesses, supply chains, and the community. For many clients globally, COVID-19 has been a catalyst to “go digital” and they have selected Safe365 because it is so simple to use, requires minimal implementation, and is incredibly cost-effective.

If you’d like to know more, want to sign up or trial the software, visit our website: or send us an email at .

Safe365. A safer workforce. A better business.

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