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SOFTWARE

FIVE REASONS TO DITCH PAPER

WHEN MANAGING OHS COMPLIANCE

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Christopher Notley-Smith, Donesafe

Are you bogged down with paperwork while trying to manage your OHS compliance? Here are five reasons why you should ditch paper and move to a software solution.

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t’s not at all uncommon for business owners or managers to feel that OHS compliance management has become a major part of their week. The issue with this particular part of their week is that it brings with it a massive and seemingly unnecessary financial and time drain. If you find yourself in this group, then there’s a very good chance it’s easy to guess why: you still manage your OHS compliance on paper. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of companies still use paper systems to oversee their OHS compliance management. You’d be shocked by the scale of these operations. While they’re shooting thousands of emails back and forth at lightning speed, they’re still using little carbon copy pads to manage the literal safety and wellbeing of their staff. Here are the top five reasons why you should ditch paper altogether and move to a software solution.

1. Save money Paper is not cheap. If you ignore the time involved in managing a complicated system on paper, even then, the actual price of

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managing the system in this way is staggeringly high compared to many of the software options out there. Though software platforms vary greatly in price, there have been instances where major companies, when switching from paper to software, were able to save as much as two-thirds of their OHS management costs.

2. Save time Some business owners in the SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) space admit to spending nearly a day a week managing their OHS compliance. OHS management covers: • injuries and claims; • health, hygiene, hazards, incidents, ergonomics and environment; • risks, audits and compliance; • contractor and visitor management; • training, education and licence management; • emergency management; • plant, equipment and chemical registers; • and the list goes on.

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