RNF Digital Innovation has developed a new app designed to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) meet their health and safety requirements. The free-to-download Safety Wizard app, drawn directly from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Toolbox guidance offers SMEs a solution to help navigate a vast array of health and safety information.
It’s the first time a Toolbox guidance app has been developed using HSE website based information and as a result will offer SMEs the opportunity to access a treasure trove of data at the touch of a button. The Safety Wizard app gives the user access to straightforward advice on the most common health and safety hazards and shows how SMEs can take practical steps to control the risks in their workplace.
There is advice on working environments and on the most common causes of accidents with helpful dos and don’ts. There are sections on the most common hazards such as electricity, gas, manual handling and harmful substances as well as simple risk assessment tools.
Rob Mannion, RNF Digital Innovation Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that the Health and Safety Executive have supported us in developing the Safety Wizard app.
“It’s the first time that HSE’s Toolbox guidance has been available in this format and offers the user access to a rich seam of information designed to address their workplace health and safety needs. “
“With its simple navigation and user friendly information sections we believe the Safety Wizard app will prove an invaluable aid for small and medium sized businesses.”
Roger Thomas, Area Manager for Leamington based Pure Office, one of the first businesses to use the app, said: “As someone who has responsibility for Health and Safety, I think the Safety Wizard is a brilliant idea.
“Having access to a wide array of advice and information from the Health and Safety Executive, the key regulatory body in the UK, in one app is such a huge help to small and medium sized businesses.
“For SMEs the health and safety aspects of the business is often overlooked due to pressures on time and resources. By using an app such as the Safety Wizard these obstacles can be overcome and Health and Safety can be given the attention it deserves within a business.”
In addition to the Health and Safety Toolbox data available on the app, RNF Digital Innovation is planning additional future functionality for the Safety Wizard including a Health and Safety Consultants directory. This will give users the opportunity to access the details and contacts for the best Health and Safety consultants in the industry, most suited to dealing with the Health and Safety needs of small and medium sized businesses. The Safety Wizard, which is exclusive to the Apple iOS operating platforms, is available now as a free download from the Apple iTunes store.