According to long-time industry workplace safety veteran and RIS Managing Director, Michael Bermejo, the new Syncron process was “industry unique” and there had already been a strong reaction to the indemnity offer, with senior management briefings with mine operators and high rise construction companies now taking place.
The Syncron process is driven by RIS’s customised smart data software program, offering online and offline capability for high rise projects or below ground mine operations, PC, tablet and smartphone compatibility and automated SMS and email capacity.
Bermejo says Smart Data has special in-built features around the requirements of Syncron in terms of OHSE project management capabilities, including tracking of individual products and systems, monitoring of specific induction and general training per person, requirements for certification of products.
Bermejo, who is also a director of the industry peak body, the Working at Heights Association (WAHA) said that what set RIS apart was the company’s offer to “indemnify construction companies and mine operators against the recently introduced, even more onerous workplace safety risks and regulations associated with the employment of workers in what can be difficult and often dangerous projects and environments.
“We indemnify against statutory costs or penalties imposed for the non compliance of a structure or product which RIS has certified.”
Smart Data features include:
• Easy to use web interface
• Workflows and approval gateways which incorporate current OHS checks and procedures
• Simple standard concepts that do not require high level training
• Flexibility for any type of application we have
• Attachments for images and video
• Asset management for ongoing tracking and compliance and reminders
• Security and auditing
• Online and offline capability
• PC, tablet and smartphone compatible
• Automated SMS and email capacity
Bermejo said that the Syncron program, when deployed in its entirety, would save operators both time and money by using the “best available, cost-effective products and technologies, integrating services, maximising productivity and substantially reducing the financial exposure to plant operation.
“In addition, implementation of our ‘best practice’ co-ordination of processes reduces downtime, while the ongoing maintenance of a safer working environment can help extend plant and equipment life with positive flow on impact to the bottom line. The Syncron program is easy to implement and provides the operators with the ultimate ‘peace of mind.
“Syncron represents the first time operators have had access to a fully independent expert overview evaluation of their workplace safety, followed by the integrated provision of safety products, training and ongoing management,” Bermejo concluded.