Improved workplace safety with a mobile audit solution

An innovative, award winning new mobile technology that saved 50% of the time taken to complete OHS Safety Audits, reduced reliance on paper-based reporting, increased store compliance, reduced OHS risk and inspired wider efficiency improvements.

Business need

The client identified a need for the business to streamline OHS Safety Audits. Occupational health and safety (OHS) is important workplace behaviour and preventing injury, illness and death at work benefits the whole company. The OHS team wanted to reduce audit times to focus on other issues and to improve OHS awareness and processes.

Key challenges

  • Mobilising in-field data capture
  • Reducing time to process audits
  • Eliminating paper-based auditing
  • Automating electronic recording of audit results
  • Improving productivity for OHS team
  • Automating management and tracking of audit reports

Solution

Multibase implemented an integrated solution including Blink Mobile Technology’s blinkForms solution to streamline and improve the OHS Safety Audit in-field data capture. Auditors complete OHS Safety Audits in the field electronically on tablet devices, by WiFi or 3G, and these results are automatically recorded in the corporate intranet. The solution also allows capture of audit information whilst the device was disconnected from any network.

The integrated solution allows Store Managers and other stakeholders to be notified on completion of an Audit and enables Store Managers to record completion of actions required to ensure compliance.

Implementation of the mobile platform was achieved in weeks rather than months and at a fraction of the cost of building a multi-device capable mobile application.

Results

The client was able to conduct OHS Safety Audits more efficiently, reducing the administration time required by OHS staff, ensuring accurate recording of data and providing Store Managers and other authorised staff with an online portal to view and review current and previous audits.

Store Managers and other staff have a central repository of audits that can be reviewed as required and provide a central source of information to be used in enterprise-wide reporting.     

Customer information

Rebel Group, part of the Super Retail Group, comprises the best-known and most recognisable sporting retail companies in Australia, with over 150 stores operating under the brands Rebel Sport and Amart All Sports.