Safety App Of The Week

September 8, 2014 No Comments

Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

HSEQ Manager

Official Description  

HSEQ Manager is designed to help companies report on Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality using iPhone and iPad applications, making it paperless. 
The reporting system allows the user to create a report remotely and then send it to be closed out as required. The following reports are available: 

HSE – Accident/Incident report 
HSE – Near miss report 
HSE – Hazard report 
Quality – Non conformance report 
Quality – Near miss report 
Quality – Improvement notice report 
HSEQ – Behavioural report 

This version is a stand-alone version that can be used without web interface and allows the user to edit settings for personalizing the forms, logo and form fields of the report.  There are 3 versions of this application available for download: HSEQ Free, HSEQ Manager (This one) and HSEQ Web.1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is only $4.99
  • no registration or sign in required 
  • easy to use, no instructions are necessary
  • one excellent drop down menu on each form (can be customized to your liking)
  • the only app that we know of that has a “behavioral report”
  • photos are easy to upload
  • when it’s time to email completed reports, email addresses are automatically pulled from your contacts list
  • reports are attached to the email as a PDF file (we like the format)
  • can email the completed report to as many people as you choose

Thumbs Down

  • can upload only one photo
  • it would have been nice if  you could also attach short videos to the report
  • neither “in-progress” nor “completed” reports can be saved/archived on the app
  • all of the report formats are 90% identical – each different report should have a customized format

Overall Rating

  • iPad/iPhone  – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android  –  not currently available
  • Overall – we like and will use the “behavioral”, “near-miss” and “hazard reports” – the “accident / incident” report is far to simplistic to be of any use to us

¹ Descriptions courtesy of  iTunes

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