• Women in Forestry

Using innovations in technology on the job site can be a real time saver, especially when you’re relying on paper and your staff to fill it out. But technology gone wrong can also be a massive cause of frustration, from connectivity issues to unreliable devices and an expensive upfront investment. Here, we get the lowdown on the ThinkSafe Health and Safety App, and how it can make your life in the office that much better.

The ThinkSafe app has been developed to manage Health and Safety in a quick and easy way.

There’s no paper and all data is stored safely and securely in the cloud. Users can manage all Health and Safety onsite from your mobile device, including inductions, inspections, meetings, hazard reporting, incidents etc.

ThinkSafe Founder Andrew Burns says the app is the most powerful, offline capable and versatile Health and Safety App on the market.

“Trusted by Oil Search Ltd. in Papua New Guinea, the app has been field tested in the most remote and rugged offline environments,” he says.

He adds that the app has been designed to make managing your Health and Safety quick and easy.

“You can remotely monitor Health and Safety, which is ideal for project managers and business owners,” he says.

“Plus, if you have forms, systems and processes that are already working great for your business, ThinkSafe can digitalise them for you and add them to your ThinkSafe App.”

There are a range of app product features, including:

  • Collect data

  • Offline capability

  • Send reports automatically

  • Real-time incident reporting

  • Instant notifications

  • Take pictures and annotate

  • GPS and map locations

  • Barcode & QR Code Scanning

  • Photo, Video and Audio

  • Map review of data

  • Digital signatures and drawing

  • Time and date stamps

Many clients are using the ThinkSafe App for non-safety related data collection including production tallies, plant and equipment maintenance, drug and alcohol testing, employment agreements, asbestos surveys, job cards, time sheets, inventory control plus many more.

Steve Dewes, Owner of Dewes Contractors Ltd, is a fan of the app.

“The concept is amazing, keeps everything in one place for Foreman and Company as a whole,” he says.

“It’s easy to learn and use once individualised, there is good support offered and the ongoing development from our suggestions has been positive.”

Paula Neshausen from Risk Managed says the app is the best of its kind.

“Hands down it is the best, most flexible and data-rich health and safety system I have ever used,” she says.

“The fact that as soon as the user was in cellular range all data would upload and I would have immediate access to it was fantastic. It meant I would have an incident report in front of me quickly, be able to then call the Foreman and run through what was on the form in as close to real time as practicable.”

She adds that the voice-recording feature was really useful.

“They could include voice recorded witness statements and photographs into reports, which was brilliant, and it was done in such a way that it wasn’t data heavy,” she says.

“The biggest selling point for the Foreman was that ThinkSafe is such a user-friendly system, with minimal training. For those who felt they were “tech illiterate”, the tool could be quickly picked up and run with.”


Check out the ThinkSafe website for more information or phone 0800 600 004

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