IOSH has commended Simply Workflow Customer Integrated Communications Ltd (ICL), a telecommunications company in Carlow, for saving approximately €150,000 with an accident reduction scheme. The initiative was showcased at the launch earlier this year of the Lif€ Savings Ireland campaign, which demonstrates that good health and safety management saves money as well as lives.
ICL, which employs 220 people at premises in Carlow and Dublin, with a fleet of 140 vehicles, developed a new electronic workflow system to manage health and safety. The ‘Simply Workflow’ system takes the form of an app and operates on android smart phones and tablets.
Mick Kelly, CEO at ICL, said: “Risk assessments have always been an integral part of our approach to effective risk management on site to make sure employees work safely and go home safely.
“Simply Workflow has allowed us to streamline the risk assessment process which gives us more insight and control. It’s improved this element of health and safety management dramatically.”
Since introducing the system in 2010, ICL has saved around €150,000 through reductions in administration costs, report building time, printing costs, improved fleet management and lower fuel costs.
The cost of replacing tools and equipment has also dropped as a result of the improved monitoring and close-out processes. Eliminating paperwork has cut the company’s carbon footprint.
ICL anticipates future savings of approximately €100,000 a year using the new technology. Established in 1995, the business provides a range of services to the telecommunications industry, including installing digital TV, broadband and voice products in residential and commercial markets.
IOSH Ireland Branch Chair Michelle Peate-Morgan said: “ICL is showing that, by improving systems for managing the health and safety of its employees, it is also reaping the financial benefits.
“Our Lif€ Savings campaign is encouraging businesses across Ireland to follow in the footsteps of smart businesses like ICL to save millions of euros, boost productivity and increase efficiencies by intelligent investment in health and safety.”