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Best Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems for 2021

Investing time and money into a safety system can seem daunting, what if you choose the wrong one? There is an overwhelming amount of information available on Google, social media even through word of mouth.

A safety system that is well designed and implemented correctly should assist your workplace productivity levels as well as provide protection against potential penalties or worse prosecution.

Safe Ag Systems offers advanced software designed specifically for agriculture, helping you to manage your health and safety obligations from both a mobile app and desktop. The program supports you with the choice to utilise pre-made templates or import your own documents covering policies and procedures, pre-operational safety checklists, chemical, machinery and equipment management, near miss and incident reporting, emergency management and much more.

In order for us to remain true to our commitment to safety and so you have all the information, our team at Safe Ag Systems have compiled a list, in no particular order, of who we consider to be the top providers.

Below is a snippet of information to help guide you and hopefully avoid buyer’s remorse with information right at your fingertips.

So what are the best safety management programs we consider to be in our top 8?

BrightSafe Software by EmploySure

HQ: Sydney, New South Wales

Launched: 2010

BrightSafe is a digital workplace health and safety software solution by Employsure, located in Australia and New Zealand. Specialising in Workplace Relations as well as Health and Safety, the Employsure team offers a broad range of services from compliance and advice as well as legal representation.

iauditor by Safety Culture

HQ: Sydney, New South Wales

Launched: 2004

Designed to be an inspection tool, iauditor utilises a web platform as well as a mobile app to deliver insights and visibility over a business’s safety performance utilising standard operations, reporting and checklists.

Agriwebb

HQ: Surry Hills, New South Wales

Launched: 2013

Focusing on cattle and sheep production whilst delivering farm management software, Agriwebb is dedicated to building software for livestock farmers. The features include a farm management app, task management, farm inventory management, pasture management, audit and compliance.

Safety Champion

HQ: Sydney, New South Wales and Melbourne, Victoria

Launched: 2014

Safety Champion offers its OHS/WHS software on mobile app and web platform. With a team that is familiar with health and safety as well as UXUI software, Safety Champion allows users to monitor their safety performance and progress through hazard logs, task management, dashboard overview and reporting.

Donesafe

HQ: Pyrmont, New South Wales

Launched: 2013
Donesafe offers over 30 apps so users can create their own health and safety solution with clients in a range of industries such as agriculture, business services, construction, hospitality, and education. The 30 Donesafe apps include checklists, audits, hazards, risk management, fleet, health and hygiene as well as compliance obligations.

MYOSH

HQ: Perth, Western Australia

Launched: 2002

Providing cloud-based software, MYOSH focuses on environmental health and safety management particularly in the government, defence, construction and mining sectors. Offering a selection of customisable modules, some of the program features cover hazard identification, incident investigation, inspections, injury and training management.

Zero Harm

HQ: Queenstown, NZ and Melbourne, VIC

Launched: 2016

Zero Harm have developed a cloud-based WHS system to assist farmers and support the reduction of high injury and death rates in agriculture. Features include, but are not limited to, a hazard register and mapping, incident reporting, emergency management, training and induction management, chemical inventory management as well as health and safety policies.

WHS Monitor

HQ: Alexandria, New South Wales

Launched: 1996

WHS Monitor offers cloud-based, modulated compliance software. With 19 years’ experience in chemical safety and WHS compliance, the system follows a four-step process. The modules from WHS Monitor include Risk Management, Asset Management, Contractor Management, Audits and Inspections, Chemical Management and more.

 Important points to consider when choosing your farm safety software solution.

The safety software itself

  • Is it a monthly subscription or one-off purchase?
  • Will the software constantly be maintained?
  • Do the providers offer updates and improve features based on client feedback?
  • Search for reviews and social proof online, see what other users have to say. 

Access to Client Support Team

  • Will you be able to contact the Client Support Team in a timely manner?
  • Is there a manned client support phone line or chat bot?
  • Do they offer an implementation service to help you get up and running? 

Monetary Cost and time spent on implementation.

  • Have you analysed the risk factor with making a big purchase upfront vs a subscription?
  • Are there any other barriers that could affect the service that have not been factored into the cost?
  • Who owns your data and what is the company’s stance if you decide to move away?

Whilst it is easy to choose your workplace safety management system based on the first Google Search result you see, just know Safe Ag Systems uphold a strong commitment to health and safety and was developed specifically for the agricultural industry. Our team take the time to understand your concerns and provide you with real answers and actionable results.

With over 6,000 users located across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom Safe Ag Systems mission is clear, to remove the paperwork associated with compliance for agribusinesses without having to compromise on productivity and quality assurance. Successfully used in a number of workplace safety investigations, Safe Ag Systems is set to expand its focus to food safety in 2021.

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Disclaimer: Content on this website may be of relevance to users outside of Australia, but content links and examples are specific to Australia. Please check with your local authority for your country and industry requirements.

Originally published 09 March, 2021.

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