How do you make sure other people do what they are supposed to do?
When incidents, hits, strikes, or near misses are reported, or when routine audits and inspections turn up issues that require attention, it is more than an EHS problem. It is an opportunity to reduce operational risk and threats to productivity. As the person directing EHS activities, it is also another item added to your very long to-do list. Especially if our company is following industry standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001, all of which have corrective and preventative action requirements.
Unfortunately, depending upon the issue, there may only be so much you can do on your own. You’re likely going to need help and sign offs from many other people in your organization. Managing that handoff is tricky, and without a consistent process or centralized system in place to assign, notify, track and report on corrective actions, it is easy for the task to fall into the bucket of incomplete tasks. Even when you have successfully handed off a project, and progress is being made, just getting a status update or estimated time of completion can be a full time job.
Furthermore, if you’re trying to manage the process with a system that’s reliant on paper, spreadsheets and emails, then your battle is that much harder — especially if you are tracking actions over multiple locations and trying to keep track of photos, reports or other items related to the tasks. The logistics of juggling time zones, schedules, preferred methods of communication, etc., add up to one giant headache. And in the end, you’re still on the hook for whether or not the corrective actions get completed.
The Simple Solution
Corrective Action is integral to EHS success, which is why the solution is available on the VelocityEHS platform as a standalone product, as well as integrated into our Incident Management, Audit & Inspections, Compliance Management, MOC, and Risk Analysis products. If you need to assign incident follow up tasks to others, and stay updated on their progress to ensure completion, Corrective Action can help.
Our solution helps you ensure your people are on task, that corrections are assigned and completed on time, and that EHS compliance remains transparent throughout your organization. We make it easy to define independent action plans and to avoid repeat incidents by identifying and resolving the highest-exposure areas of discovered weakness. With VelocityEHS, you have an ally in the fight to close the loop on high priority tasks, and ensure operational risks are under control. It’s one of reasons over 12,000 customers and 8 million users put their trust in our solutions.
By moving to VelocityEHS, all of your corrective actions can be managed from one central repository that is accessible by everyone in the organization. Our solution is simple to use and was designed with end users in mind, meaning you can get greater engagement from your people and data consistency across departments. With mobile access, automated email notifications when due dates are coming up or past due, and easy reporting features, you have an opportunity not only to close the loop on corrective actions, you can also accelerate the time it takes to close a case once it’s been opened.
You’re already on the hook for corrective action outcomes. Now’s your chance to take better control of the entire process. We’re ready to help.