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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Natalie Allan
October 23rd, 2019

Are you solving the right operational problems?

Do you spend a lot of your working life solving problems and putting out fires? It might be time to change the way you think about problem solving. Most businesses spend 80% of their time on solving problems and only 20% on improving the process. This means that problems are likely to keep occurring in …

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By Kate Calderwood
September 23rd, 2019

iAuditor Summit Agenda: iAuditor Training, Networking, & Inspirational Guest Speakers

North America’s inaugural iAuditor Summit is coming October 23-25 in Kansas City. The event is bringing together the top safety, quality and operations leaders to help you elevate your safety and quality programs. This 2-day summit is full of opportunities to become an iAuditor expert, network with professionals from your industry and hear from inspirational …

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Category: iAuditor Tips
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By SafetyCulture Team
September 13th, 2019

How to get better insights from your templates: 4 tricks to faster, user-friendly and powerful inspections

You can build smart, mobile-friendly inspections with iAuditor’s template editor in minutes. Creating templates is the easy bit. But getting good responses is trickier to nail. Without the right data, you’re missing out on a goldmine of powerful insights. When done right, your templates can help you determine what’s working and what’s not. For example, …

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By Natalie Allan
August 15th, 2019

Partners in trade

How do your business reports and notes come in? If you don’t bat an eye at notes scribbled on gyprock, and are used to loose scraps of paper and overflowing filing cabinets, perhaps you belong to the unsung heroes of the trade profession – the partners at the desk, tasked with “everything else”. Bookkeeping, scheduling, …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 21st, 2019

Meet Sofia Dias: Food Safety and Quality Manager for Marley Spoon Australia

Sofia Dias is Australia’s Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager for Marley Spoon — a meal kit service delivering thousands of fresh, delicious, ready-to-cook meals to homes every week. Sofia is responsible for ensuring food safety and quality assurance across all of the company’s operations, including supplier onboarding, product onboarding, quality and safety audits …

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Category: SafetyCulture News
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By SafetyCulture Team
May 8th, 2019

QBE & SafetyCulture form strategic partnership to deliver next evolution in risk management

Following a highly successful 12-month pilot, QBE Insurance Group and mobile-first technology company SafetyCulture, have formalised a strategic partnership to deliver robust, evolutionary risk management programs to clients. This will see SafetyCulture’s mobile inspections app, iAuditor, being introduced to QBE customers to help improve their visibility over safety performance and help direct efforts to mitigate …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Matthew Grant
April 23rd, 2019

The human element: Manage the weakest link by enabling a culture of risk awareness

Companies are not inanimate objects. They are made up of people and, left unchecked, people will make mistakes that can escalate into major losses. If these risks are not properly understood and priced, it is the insurer’s profitability which is impacted. And yet, while insurers have gained access to increasing levels of data to help …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

Using Data to Increase Quality and Safety

Gary Bonnett, Director of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment at BOS Solutions, had a frustrating problem. He lacked visibility into quality and safety performance because the data coming in from jobsites across the United States was siloed,  in most cases, there was little or no data available from different sites for managers to share or …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

How Digitizing Small Processes Can Increase Productivity in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Industry is a diverse and dangerous field. Working with machinery, chemicals, unpredictable natural resources and a large workforce can lead to any number of potentially risky tasks. As is the case in most industries, it’s not always easy to identify and track the risks and compliance issues that workers face every …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

Identifying Hazards and Managing Risk Through Near Miss Reporting

It’s no secret that workplace accidents and injuries take a toll on companies. With each incident, an organization suffers legal impacts, financial loss, lowered employee morale, recruiting challenges, and damaged brand reputation. One effective way to minimize incidents is managing safety hazards by tracking “near misses,” or almost accidents” on site. No matter how insignificant …

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