Safety App Of Week

April 28, 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.

Risk Assessment

Official Description  

“This training has been developed to give you the basic skills for carrying out a workplace risk assessment in a social housing workplace setting.  By the end of the e-learning you will have a greater understanding of:-

What is risk assessment?
Types of risk found in Social Housing
Step by step approach to risk assessment.
Risk cycle
Test of learning1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required 
  • training is self-paced
  • comprehensive 30-minute video training program
  • excellent content
  • terrific picture and audio quality
  • quiz at the end of the training video
  • can be used off-line 

Thumbs Down

  • at 36MB this download is larger then most
  • it would be nice to have a  “full screen” mode so the training video would be easier to see
  • we’d like to see a “manufacturing” section added to the “Spot The Hazard” exercise 

Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone  – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android  – not available
  • this app provides a good risk assessment review for experienced safety professionals; and an excellent introduction to risk assessment for safety students, supervisors and safety committee members

¹ Descriptions courtesy of  iTunes

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