Ahead of World Day for Health and Safety at Work on 28 April, it is important to think about your own health and safety strategies, as well as what you can do to improve them.

As new generations enter workforces across the country, businesses must adapt to their needs and prospects.

So, where does technology come in to protect employees and enhance business?

Improved visibility

Utilising digital tools can help increase visibility and productivity, both of which are essential for a company to succeed.

For example, it could be beneficial to introduce a virtual platform that allows employees to report and record incidents, request support, and inform those who need to know about the problem immediately.

The use of technology will also help track the journey to resolution by leaving a data trail.

Not only will incidents be seen and dealt with in good time, but employers will be able to review and improve their health and safety protocols to prevent issues in the future.

Modern PPE

In the modern world, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is no longer solely about helmets and high-vis clothing, but also technology and digital equipment.

Smart PPE includes wrist bands to observe vital signals and environmental factors, anti-dozing collars for drivers, and location devices that send out alert calls in the event of risk or harm.

These wearable pieces of equipment are highly advantageous, connecting to the internet or Bluetooth to collect data and deliver safety information.

Digestible training

When it comes to onboarding workers remotely and rapidly, as well as retaining current talent, training should be accessible and digestible.

If employees can access training on their laptops and mobile phones, for example, they can easily absorb the information and refresh what they have learned anytime and anywhere.

Not only this, but companies are using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to train their staff much more frequently than they have done in the past.

Employers must stay ahead of the curve as much as possible to keep their workforce safe, healthy, and strong. Will you be one of them?

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