The social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to embrace digital platforms and apps. We’ve realised more than ever that we rely on our smartphones and apps to help us with our day to day lives.
When it comes to health and safety, more people are taking the proactive approach, especially now that remote work is more common, and parents are more equipped to homeschool when needed – so it’s on us to make sure we’re keeping ourselves safe within our new environment. Did you know there are some great safety apps and platforms out there that can help you monitor and manage safety either at work or home?
We bring you some of the best apps for managing health and safety – take a look!
The Australian Red Cross First Aid app is a free, first-aid resource. It gives you access to the most up-to-date first-aid information at any time, from any place. The First Aid app also comes with the latest CPR and First Aid guidelines.
You can access all the information you need to deal with the most common first-aid emergencies. The app helps you navigate any incident by providing straightforward step-by-step instructions. It covers 23 different emergency scenarios, including:
- broken bones, strains and sprains
- heart attack
- heatstroke or hypothermia
- mental health
The app also has educational quizzes to help you brush up on your first aid knowledge and skills from any Red Cross first aid training course you may have already done.
ChemWatch’s SmartSuite is a free software app that’s an essential tool for anyone who comes into contact with dangerous chemicals. The app allows you to view, print, and email safety data sheets (SDS) and other relevant materials, as well as access detailed chemical health and safety information from any location. This user-friendly platform allows you to access a directory of SDS’, emergency response manuals, and risk assessment reports when you need them.
SmartSuite2 lets Chemwatch users access extensive Chemical Health and Safety information like:
- Chemwatch Gold MSDS (SmartSDS)
- Chemwatch Hazard Assessments
- Chemical Emergency Response Guide (SmartER)
SmartSuite2 also makes it easy for you to share documents using your email account, sync chemical inventory to and from the Cloud (your Chemwatch account), and geotag locations of interest for easier Chemical tracking.
CredShare is another app that protects people – it securely stores and manages your credentials online.
It’s a digital home for all your tickets, licenses, and credentials, but also works as a safety app especially for people working in industries that need specific creds or tickets to be able to perform a task – inspectors, builders, plumbers, excavators, FIFO workers… The list goes on. Being able to share your creds with your workplace instantaneously means you can get things done safer, faster and better.
CredShare cuts down the risk of workers being put onto a job that they’re not qualified for, it ensures that the right worker is put onto the right job.
Another safety benefit is that it helps keep important documents and credentials safe and private in an encrypted cloud.
CredShare gives you full control over who you share your credentials with and for how long. You can rest easy knowing your data is 100% encrypted (which means no one can read it without your consent). CredShare’s systems pass regular testing to ensure your creds and private information are always safe.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) says that any sound louder than 85dB (decibels) will damage your hearing.
A decibel metre can be used in noisy places to track conditions and warn people when ear protection or other hearing protection measures are needed. This app can be useful for both personal and work use, for example why not test the sound quality at your next music gig or festival? or if you work on noisy construction sites then this could be a good measure to know whether you need protective earmuffs.
Decibel X is a safety app worth downloading. It’s a really accurate tool that can be used to see whether the Sound Pressure Level (SPL) is dangerous to your health. It’s available for free download on all Android and iOS software devices.
Taking the Lead on Safety & Wellbeing
With the increasing demand for health and safety in today’s world, the safety apps we brought to you are useful tools that can help protect your wellbeing.
Luckily for us, taking this extra step to improve our lives is just an app download away.
If you’re after an app to help with day to day credential management and workplace health and safety, CredShare creates an extra layer of protection as it makes sure only the right people, with the right skill sets are on the job.