To offer advanced functionality and real-time participation feeds
eCompliance has unveiled the concept version of the eC Edge App. With the Beta version launching early 2020, the new application is the amalgamation of the best features of both FieldiD and eCompliance in one platform. It takes a view of asset management and people safety in one app.
“The eC Edge App is a combination of years of industry knowledge, research, feedback, and truly what the industry needs to make the front-line workforce safe,” said Harish Pandian, director of product, eCompliance. “The unveiling of this app is more than an innovation. It will transform behavioural adaptation to strengthen workplace safety culture. It’s truly been an exciting road for the product team and eCompliance as a whole and we’re eager to see the positive impact this will make on the industry.”
The eC Edge App includes a News Feed feature that displays all the workforce’s latest activity on a respective site. Whether the user is in construction or mining, the news feed will include updates on hazards, who is arriving late, who worked the night shift and what each worker is facing upon arrival to the site. It provides seamless integration of everything occurring in real-time instead of waiting a full 24 hours for the next toolbox talk.
The app allows the safety manager’s workforce to report a hazard ID in 90 seconds or less. Workers can attach an image or take one in real-time, categorize and assign the hazard, and lastly, assign a severity level ranging from low to extreme. Severity levels can be used to configure push notifications. These settings are all personally configurable by each customer.
“Hive fives” are also introduced in the app, with the goal of bringing proactive, positive reinforcement to the workforce. High fives are positive observations for the workforce to recognize one another for going above and beyond.
“See someone wearing the proper PPE? High five. See a team member using the proper posture? High five. You can recognize team members and inadvertently, strengthen your safety culture and build morale,” eCompliance says.
Push notifications allow safety managers to be notified of corrective action in real time, or alert the entire workforce about an extreme hazard right away. These notifications can be configured based on severity levels of reporting hazard IDs and to each user’s needs.
In addition, the new Team Dashboard provides team members, not just managers, direct awareness into each site. More importantly, it makes safety performance within a work site more transparent.
“This unveiling has been a long time coming and it’s been something in the works for over a year,” said Adrian Bartha, CEO, eCompliance. “We’re listening to our customers and combining it with our big data set to discover what it really takes to drive an even stronger safety culture. It keeps us on our toes and forces us to think critically about what we’re building and why we’re building it. We’re excited to get it in users’ hands.”