For National Safe Work Month 2020, SHAPE has released its industry-leading safety app.
Developed by the business, the SHAPE Minimum Standards (SMS) app is available to the public and outlines occupational health and safety procedures in an easy-to-read form.
The SHAPE minimum standards are derived from WorkSafe requirements, and the strictest health and safety requirements from different states and territories.
The SMS app was trialled at SHAPE’s worksites and was found to raise awareness of hazards among subcontractors. Electrical incidents at SHAPE’s sites decreased by 67 per cent and asbestos-related incidents decreased by 29 per cent during the first six months of app testing.
October is National Safe Work Month and here at SHAPE, we see it as an opportunity to highlight our commitment to improving the health and safety of not only SHAPE employees but all worksites across Australia. According to Safe Work Australia’s preliminary data, around 180 people died while doing their job last year, while 107,000 people made a workers’ compensation claim for serious injury or illness in 2017-18.
National Safe Work Month is a reminder that there are still far too many safety incidents happening at work – including construction sites – around the country.
SHAPE is passionate about making our industry safer and reducing the number of incidents on worksites. That’s why we’ve made our SMS app publicly available for free download from the Google Play store for Android phones and from the SHAPE website for all other devices. We want to help improve the culture of safety in our industry by making safety information instantly available at the fingertips of contractors anytime, anywhere.
We want to help improve the culture of safety in our industry by making safety information instantly available at the fingertips of contractors anytime, anywhere.
This year’s National Safe Work Month theme is Work Health and Safety through COVID-19, acknowledging the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on businesses, employers and workers.
Construction, like every other industry, has worked hard to adapt to our new way of working to keep businesses operating while keeping our teams, clients and the public safe.
The SMS app has been a great way for us to communicate the site Coronavirus management information that we developed for our onsite teams and is a practical tool that our contractors can use across all the sites they work on.
To find out more and download the app click here