For any organisation, large or small, digital risk management can ensure that nothing gets left un-assessed. Whatever the industry field or sector, operating facilities, and workplace environments present numerous risks. Both employees and customers deserve a thorough risk assessment that covers all the modern equipment, supply chains and methods used today. In an age where adaptability to industry and market conditions and being agile is key, having a digital platform that can manage digital inspections is vital.
Where the dated pen and paper risk assessment method has struggled is updates to regulations and the flexibility to new technologies in the workplace. Today digital risk management circumvents these issues by allowing for inspectors and managers to take the newest content straight from source and implement it into modern inspection of the facility or workplace. Risk regulations are kept up to date for a reason, so why should inspection and risk management be kept outdated?
Recently the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 31000 – Risk Management. The standard aims to integrate effective decision making into the culture and optimal use of risk management. By pairing this with a digital solution, there is a greater set of tools for inspectors inspecting all things concerning risk. As part of the digital risk management and inspection solution, users can take advantage of mobile device features such as the camera to take pictures or scan barcodes/RFID. These images can then often be annotated to show risk deficiencies such as an incorrectly mounted safety shield or wear to a harness. When these images have been annotated, they can be attached to the inspection checklist as part of the wider report. Outside of the touchscreen and camera, speech-to-text services can be used for data entry, as can standardised response checklist design. Functionalities such as this can mean that digital risk management and inspections take a much shorter amount of time to complete, whereas the quality of the information captured is a lot more detailed. Not only does this improve the time and speed of completing compliance, but it means that both workers and management can be assured that they are completed more accurately and in line with the modern processes of the organisation.