Safety App Of The Week

September 9, 2013 No Comments

Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.


Official Description  

“The films in the Napo series are co-produced by some of the major European Institution which operate for the prevention of work accidents: AUVA -Austria; DGUV –Germany; HSE – UK; INAIL – Italy; INRS – France; SUVA – Switzerland, together with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in Bilbao, Spain. The production company is Via Storia.”1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • entire app can be translated into 5 languages with the push of a button
  • these silent cartoon videos are very professional looking with top notch animation
  • good plots and safety messages
  • length of videos are just short enough so you can use them on the work-floor or job-site
  • large assortment of videos – 16 categories with dozens of individual topics 
  • can be used off-line

Thumbs Down

  • no iPhone version
  • when you make the video “full screen” the picture gets extremely pixelated to the point of being distracting
  • can only watch in the “landscape” format, it does not rotate into the “portrait” mode when you turn your iPad

Overall Rating

  • iPad – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android – ♥♥♥♥

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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