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By Manoj Verghese
May 13th, 2021

Announcing Aussie Tech for India

India is currently in a state of medical emergency — and it’s affecting our communities, friends and loved ones. SafetyCulture Head of Design, Manoj Verghese, reflects on the Aussie Tech for India joint relief program and how we all can help. India is going through a health crisis that’s never been seen before in either my …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Manoj Verghese
July 6th, 2017

Running a training session employees will actually care about

How many times have you seen employees roll their eyes when notified of upcoming training sessions?  How many times have you heard the comment “what a waste of time?” 

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Manoj Verghese
May 5th, 2017

Safety on Tap: Q&A With Australia’s Leading Safety Experts

SafetyCulture recently held a panel with three experts in the safety industry; Andrew Barrett, founder of the podcast Safety on Tap, Mick Paton, a Senior Health and Safety on major projects, and Kobi Simmat, CEO of Best Practice Certification. Following is a Q&A session with these safety leaders. For the full video, hop to the …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Manoj Verghese
April 27th, 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

On April 28th of each year, the UN highlights the importance of Safety and Health at Work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established as a result of a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The plan has specific targets such as: ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Manoj Verghese
April 26th, 2017

The Safety Dance: Employee safety accountability in 5 moves

Many of us use the widely-accepted definition of employee accountability as “the responsibility of employees to complete the tasks they are assigned, to perform the duties required by their job, and to be present for their proper shifts.” It simply states that employees should show up on time, do their jobs, and go home.  But …

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Category: iAuditor Tips
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By Manoj Verghese
April 21st, 2017

The ROI of Digital Audits

The ROI of digital audits comes mainly from the increased efficiency and enhanced communication. A streamlined solution automates a lot of manual auditing practices so that companies can increase their operational efficiency along with safety and quality standards. In other words, companies might start out just wanting to transfer their paper audits to a digital system, …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Manoj Verghese
April 14th, 2017

How A Digital Auditing Tool Will Transform Your Safety Strategy

Most of us in management positions have a hard time knowing exactly what’s happening in the field each day. Are the safety procedures we draft up implemented the way we envisioned? That’s why we need a digital auditing tool. It gives us a high-level view into what’s working in the safety strategy and where we …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Manoj Verghese
April 7th, 2017

Use Audit Data To Save Contractor Relationships: A 3 Step Guide

Positive relationships with third party firms or subcontractors make up the labor landscape today. Whether you’re working with food vendors in the hospitality industry or subcontractors in construction and manufacturing, these are the relationships you rely on for day-to-day dealings. Auditors have access to more data than ever before. People on both sides of the …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Manoj Verghese
March 31st, 2017

Your CEO Has Blindspots in Safety – Here’s How To Help

A CEO (or board member, executive, etc.) is removed from the site. That means they depend on the information that you, the safety director or site manager, provide. In a survey Deloitte conducted of 133 CEOs in New Zealand, respondents showed a high level of interest and dedication to safety programs. They’re also very willing …

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By Manoj Verghese
March 24th, 2017

How This Company Uses Audits to Encourage – Not Intimidate

It’s not every day that store managers contact their corporate headquarters and say their inspection scores are too high. But that was the case with MotoMart, a convenience store chain with 79 locations across the Midwest. Store managers felt comfortable doing this because MotoMart had worked hard to cultivate a culture in which store associates …

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