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unable to own and manage a degree of DSE risk at source. This functionality can be extended to demonstrate to users the implications of their risk responses during the online questionnaire. If they are given a sense of the workload and resource implications of their risk assessment answers, they are encouraged to take a more considered and sensible approach to this process, rather than give a set of "scatter gun" yes. no, maybe responses with proper consideration of the reality of their actual situation and the chain reaction of intervention their answers will generate. ErgoWize tends to generate on average half the number of DSE related concerns versus comparable systems.

This functionality can be embedded within the risk assessment itself. Solutions "pop up" during the assessment stage, whereas other systems involve logging in again once the questionnaire has been completed to review and implement any suggested control measures. Choosing a product with good user action functionality and implementing it properly can save huge amounts of administration time as it will responsibly filter and remove a great deal of the risk, without the need for further intervention.

This process will leave only a small number of outstanding DSE concerns and hence reduce workload for DSE Assessors. Any remaining risk is clearly indicated and graded, allowing an organisation to devote its physical assessment resources to where they are actually needed. Systems that do this effectively, in tandem with clever management tool functionality such as the group resolution of risk type for example, have the potential to save huge amounts of time and help allocate your human resources far more efficiently.

Management System At the heart of any roll out is the reporting tool that records and manages the training and risk assessment data that users generate. Learning Management System (LMS) is an e-learning term that describes a piece of software that tracks more conventional online courses (and even classroom courses in some instances) in areas such as management and IT training for example. In the safety sector similar systems have been developed and enhanced with the complexities of capturing DSE risk assessment data in mind.

Data Management and Compatibility Some will work only with training content from the supplier, others like ErgoWize are compatible with third party content and can be integrated with traditional LMS (for the purposes of

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