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1. THE BEGINNING
This innovation came to life when…
The Sentis Innovation Team recognised the pressing need for a practical industry tool for safety reporting and management. Our clients found paper-based safety reporting inconsistent and subject to too many variables. How to assist leaders in safety-critical worksites ensure consistent, timely and actionable reporting? The Safety Observation Tool was created as the solution to this challenge, realised in the form of an intuitive ‘web application’ harnessing our digital and design capabilities. Launched in 2013, the customisable web app forms part of our holistic approach to safety, leadership and well-being solutions in partnering with our clients.
2. WHAT & HOW
The purpose of this innovation is to…
Facilitate practical in-field safety reporting by providing users a tailored interface that captures data to monitor and improve on the unique safety challenges of their organisation. Team leaders can observe trends over time and implement learnings in pre-start safety meetings.
It does this by…
Utilising a user-friendly dashboard with customisable safety observation categories, which can be tailored to the specific requirements of any organisation. Leaders are able to use the web app to perform safety checks with ease and discuss areas for focus and improvement with their teams. Results are quantified and data stored for trend analysis, providing practical guidance for safety improvements.
3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS
This innovation improves on what came before because…
It is not just an off-the-shelf ‘native’ app for Apple devices; it is a web application emulating the functionality of a native app and may be used on any Internet-connected device. The app is also unprecedented in being totally customisable in collaboration with our clients to meet their unique needs.
The benefits to the customer/end-user include…
- Streamlined and consistent safety reporting
- Customisable safety checklist
- Quantifies data for trend analysis
- User-friendly interface
- Operable on- and offline
- Offers co-branding and customisation options for clients
4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
In the past, this problem was solved by…
Paper-based reporting systems. Clients have identified to us the challenges of these systems, particularly the variability in individual reporting. The Sentis Safety Observation Tool is designed to remedy these obstructions to improved safety performance.
Its predecessors/competitors include…
Off-the-shelf safety observation apps, but this new category offers none customised to the specific needs of individual organisations in the way the Sentis Safety Observation Tool does.
5. TARGET MARKET
This innovation is made for…
The diverse range of industries to which Sentis offers its services in creating lasting organisational change to meet safety, leadership, and well-being challenges. Our Safety Observation Tool forms part of our holistic, collaborative approach to designing customised solutions for our clients. Primarily the tool is aimed at site leaders, helping them to monitor safety trends and realise a reduction in LTI (Lost Time Injury) for their teams.
6. DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY
It is available for sale through…
Connecting with Sentis and discussing how we can improve safety, leadership and well-being performance in your organisation. Our client team offers the Safety Observation Tool as a component of a larger, tailored service offering.
Our marketing strategy is to…
Have our client team showcase the Safety Observation Tool as a key element in of our client solutions. Our aim is to have the web app’s profile build through its effectiveness in our service implementation in client organisations.
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