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Questions to Ask Before You Buy Health and Safety Software

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 4, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Health and safety software is one of the best investments your team can make. It allows you to save time and money while executing smarter safety processes and gaining a better awareness of the status of your workplace.

It all starts with investing in the right safety software.

The key to finding the perfect software for your team is asking the right questions. That’s where we can help. Here are a few critical questions to ask yourself, your team, and your vendor before investing in health and safety software.

What Are Your Goals?

One of the most essential questions you can ask is self-directed: what are your safety goals?

You see, you could have the best software in the world and it won’t do you any good if it isn’t aligned with your safety team’s goals. If the software isn’t designed to achieve what you’re after, you’re always going to be dissatisfied with the results.

For example, if your goal is to improve analysis capabilities, you need a software with a strong analytic component and the capacity to handle large sums of data. If your goal is centralized communication, you need a software with a communication function.

What Do Your End-Users Need?

A related question is what your users need from health and safety software.

This has a direct impact on implementation success. If your users don’t have any need for the software, or if it doesn’t fulfill their current needs, they won’t have any reason to use the software regularly.

For example, if your employees need a better system to log incidents, look for a software that allows incident tracking and analysis. If your employees need a system to improve training management, look for a system with those features.

When in doubt, ask your safety team! They’re the ones who know what they need. They’re the ones who can tell you what they need. Give them a chance to speak up.

What Are the Software Capabilities?

From there, you can start to ask about software capabilities and how well they stack up.

During a demo, it’s important to have your safety team on hand to ask questions like this. They know what they need in the moment, which means they’ll know how to assess performance capabilities.

For example, if safety metrics are a major concern, take a closer look at reporting capabilities. Really dive into the details – you don’t want to be surprised later on.

The Health and Safety Software Your Team Needs

When it comes to health and safety software, your team can’t afford anything less than the best system for the job. That’s why we built our safety software; to answer the real EHS needs of teams like you.

We understand the frustration of EHS software that isn’t designed with teams in mind. That’s why our software prioritizes functionality first. Our software is designed to work hand-in-hand with your team, tackling your biggest challenges head-on.

Ready to change the way you think about safety? Then let’s talk. Pull up a chair and get in touch today to learn more.

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Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Incident Reporting Software, Safety Software, Risk Management Software

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