In November 2019, e-obs - an online observation card - was introduced to improve feedback and communication on safety observations across the industry.
e-obs is designed for the workforce and allows both installation operators and contracting companies to see their respective card data. The aim is to use technology to improve safety learnings and make the industry safer.
e-obs compliments the existing SWE suite of standardised and simplified tools such as toolbox talks, dynamic risk assessments and safety observation cards. It has a sleek and very simple-to-use interface which enables users to record safety concerns and highlight examples of good safety practice.
For the first time, both installation operators, contracting companies and individuals will be able to see their respective card data. That data can be submitted anonymously if required.
Furthermore, it allows Step Change in Safety to conduct industry wide trending and analysis, enabling tailored responses to industry challenges.
We are now looking to further engage with member companies who are considering adopting the e-obs tool.
To allow potential users to trial the system, we have created a safe and secure replica of the online tool which lets members navigate around the system, input test cards etc. without affecting real data collection.
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