Having done machine safety inspections, accident investigations, and risk assessments for years, we’ve learned a few things. Now with modern tools such as iPads, tablets, and awesome smart phones, we’ve taken the tedious steps out of the process, and created easy to use software Apps.
If you are not sure if you need Risk Assessments (RA), read here [Case Study – Why Perform a Risk Assessment?]. Once you decide you need risk assessments, you will want to choose tools that allow you and your team to complete the risk assessments quickly and easily. We’ve taken more than 70 years’ of safety consulting experience and placed it into our software tools. These software apps make the RA process efficient, fast, and even fun.
At Machine Safety Specialists (MSS), we can help you get started with the risk assessment process. We offer Risk Assessment Training, Risk Assessment Workshops, and the tools needed to make the process as efficient and painless as possible. Then, after training, guidance, and practice with our experts, you can do this on your own. Yes, it’s like nudging a baby bird from the nest. You can do it! We can help you and your team be successful, and our tools make it way faster, easier, and more efficient.
Here are the apps we recommend for the Risk Assessment (RA) process:
Machine RA Pro: Machine Risk Assessment (RA) for professionals using task/hazard analysis. Speed data entry by using standard lists of hazards, devices, risk reduction methods, risk scoring, etc. Allows custom text (or voice dictation) data entry. Painlessly embed photos and videos in the RA, print from your device, or e-mail a complete .pdf for others to review, comment, or approve.
Safety RA Pro: Fast Risk Assessment (RA) applicable all facilities and processes. It can be used on machines, but is not specific to machines. Perfect for your entire facility, workflow, and processes. Creates a great looking RA in minutes.
Machine Safety Pro+: Comprehensive machine safety report generation for safety processionals, engineers and technicians. Efficiently record observations and recommendations using standard lists of hazards, devices, risk reduction methods, risk scoring, etc. Observations and recommendations may include multiple photos, videos, drawings, sketches, mark-ups, etc. Great looking comprehensive report format.
Machine RA Pro allows your team to complete Risk Assessments quickly and efficiently. No more huddling in a conference room squinting at a spreadsheet. This mobile Risk Assessment App puts your team in the field, taking photos, observing tasks/hazards, documenting along the way. Machine RA Pro speeds the RA process and improves quality by guiding team members through the Risk Assessment process.
Using any compatible Android or iOS device, you can capture photos/videos, select drop-down observations, score risk, propose risk reduction methods, and re-score the proposed system. All of this using modern tools that support dictation, drop-down lists, relevant questions, and suggested risk reduction methods.
This software uses task/hazard analysis and provides a professional .pdf output, similar to spreadsheet format. From your mobile device, you can print, generate and e-mail the .pdf report, or submit to others for review, comment, and approval.
Safety RA Pro provides a Fast Risk Assessment (RA) applicable to any facility, equipment, and processes. It can be used on machines, but is not specific to machines. Perfect for your entire facility, workflow, and processes. Creates a great looking RA in minutes.
Machine Safety Pro+ is a comprehensive mobile machine safety inspection, accident investigation, and report generation tool for safety professionals, engineers and technicians. This app enables users to identify the machine and efficiently record observations and recommendations using standard lists of hazards, devices, risk reduction methods, risk scoring, etc. Observations and recommendations may include multiple photos, videos, drawings, sketches, mark-ups, etc.
This app references OSHA, ANSI, and US safety standards, and some training or prior safety experience is necessary. This app develops and generates professional, great looking safety reports with embedded media, and provides the output in report format. Suitable for detailed analysis and accident investigation reports. This app is compliance with OSHA and US safety standards, such as ANSI B11.0, ANSI B11.19, and RIA TR15.306-2016.
At Machine Safety Specialists, our preference is to train you on how to conduct your own Risk Assessment. It is far more cost effective to teach you the methods of risk assessment, first hand, than it is for your company to design a risk assessment program that might not be well received by your workforce. By learning the process and conducting your own risk assessment, your company and its employees will better understand the potential hazards and appreciate the thousands of dollars saved, as a result.
We can show you how to involve employees in the process, gain acceptance, and greatly improve your level of safety.
We’ll be glad to work with you to define your own Risk Assessment means and show you how to use this free risk assessment spreadsheet, or any other Risk Assessment method that is currently available. This spreadsheet runs under Excel and is fully modifiable.