When it comes to conducting a risk assessment, the principles are simple enough.
In theory, there are 5 steps:
For smaller organisations, this is barely manageable to achieve using paper-based or templated computer documents. The real difficulty lies in record keeping and audit trails for the larger organisation. As an organisation grows, it becomes more challenging to maintain consistency, standardise the approach, keep track of who’s doing what, and centrally store all related documentation.
Trying to assimilate meaningful reporting and build real-time dashboards to establish consistent oversight and control from a plethora of disparate systems, devices and data stores is both time consuming and technically challenging. Switching to a fully automated digital platform to manage this is essential in this day and age; the problem is identifying the best one to use.
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Today’s challenge is firmly rooted in the numbers. The more employees, contractors, and clients, and the bigger you are, the more significant the problem.
Imagine running a team of Risk Assessors who all like to do their own thing across multiple Risk Types. This means that they document and report differently, rendering much of the data received as inconsistent and therefore difficult, if not impossible, to compare on a like for like basis across different risk areas, buildings, or even entire estates. Bringing all this information together on time and in a meaningful format is simply too hard, costly, and logistically unsustainable as your business grows.
Documents get saved and stored across multiple devices, systems, and servers, resulting in the potential for human error, data losses and difficulty finding or collating related Risk Assessment information, not to mention how you capture and line up the increasing amount of related imagery (floor plans and photographs), which is now required. This also presents challenges when reusing assessment data for future re-assessment purposes.
Finally, there is the importance of managing your QA and the process by which you securely communicate your risk assessments and supporting evidence to your clients without creating and managing a vast volume of email data. The pitfalls are endless, as is the time it consumes, not to mention the cost of administering all this!
What if you had a unified digital risk assessment solution covering all of your required property risk types? A solution that provides out-of-the-box, pre-configured and editable Risk Type templates (e.g. PAS 79, Fire Door Survey, asbestos, legionella or COVID-19), or the capability to simply create your own bespoke assessment types and versions. Would a digital cloud solution make your life easier? Imagine if you could input Risk Assessment hazards, actions, and images on-site via a mobile app, working on or off-line, which automatically syncs to your cloud account. An App that is compatible with both iOS and Android.
With Risk Warden, you can have all this and a lot more. Our solution is a fully customisable Risk Assessment software platform, which comes ready to use out-of-the-box. Capture hazards, findings, and actions and document these using prepopulated responses or simply use free-text with the option of voice to text input. Achieve data consistency by specifying mandatory data input fields and capturing relevant photographic evidence where required. You can even add your corporate branding to your User Interface (UI), to your email correspondence (sent via the platform), as well as to every assessment PDF.
Your UI branding also extends to what your customer’s see on their portal, giving you added brand presence and keeping your brand and services at the forefront of your customer’s minds.
Other notable benefits of going digital and switching to the Risk Warden Risk Assessment platform include:
In summary, Risk Warden delivers a vast range of time-saving features thanks to its rich functionality and best-of-breed cloud platform. It enables Risk Assessment companies to quickly and efficiently enhance their Risk Assessment processes and methodologies to meet growing customer demands driven by constant regulatory change and today’s increasingly sophisticated customer landscape.
Experience how the platform can reinforce your assessment processes, accelerate on-site assessment, optimise data consistency, and unlock the power of real-time dashboards and on-demand reporting. Understand how Risk Warden is helping organisations like yours to operate ever more efficiently and remain compliant at the forefront of the UK’s rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
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