November sees the launch of the second Incident Management Month #IMM2017

31 Oct 2017 · Glasgow, UK

November 2017 sees the launch of the second annual Incident Management Month by enterprise SharePoint EHS software providers Pro-Sapien. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of improving workplace safety by promoting a culture of thorough incident management and reporting.
In the UK during 2015/2016, there were 621,000 non-fatal injuries at work (10, 000 more than the previous year). 152,000 of these injuries led to over 7 days absence, meaning that 5.6 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury. Globally, 317 million accidents happen in the workplace each year, of which 2.3. million lead to a death of an employee. Despite these figures, almost 20% of workers feel that their companies do not provide active and visible support for health and safety in their workplace, and only 60% track their employee’s engagement with safety.

Pro-Sapien, a global leader in incident management software on SharePoint, are devoting the month to highlight the need for companies to provide staff (especially senior leaders) with the right tools and knowledge to implement a safety culture which will allow organizations to both improve their safety records and instil a message that safety is important from the top down.

Murray Ferguson, Managing Director at Pro-Sapien, commented:

“My favorite analogy on the importance incident management relates to the broken window theory – if you see a building with a broken window, vandals tend to smash some more. Eventually, they might break in, steal or cause more damage inside. Incident management can enable staff to handle the minor incidents within the workplace, such as slips, trips and falls or near misses, and by controlling and reporting these incidents and analysing the patterns behind them, there is a positive correlation with reduction of serious injuries.”

Pro-Sapien will be running several events online throughout the month of November as part of Incident Management Month, including a webinar, guest articles about Incident Management from noted health and safety professionals, online discussions on Twitter & Facebook via the #IMM2017 hashtag, and a competition to encourage employee morale and engagement.

The Incident Management with SharePoint webinar will be taking place on the 30th November at 12:00 EST for EHS management attendees. More information on the campaign and a link to register for the webinar is available here: https://www.pro-sapien.com/upcoming-event/2017/11/incident-management-using-microsoft-sharepoint. 

Ferguson says:

“Those on the shop floor will find that reporting incidents is a waste of time unless follow up actions, recommendations or changes are carried out. We hope that Incident Management Month will assist companies become more pro-active in encouraging staff to report incidents and to embody a stronger safety culture and set the standard for colleagues. Incident management not only helps reduce accidents and near misses, but it also boosts staff morale and productivity knowing they are working in an environment of safety.” 

More information

About Pro-Sapien Software Ltd · Pro-Sapien specializes in SharePoint and Office 365, providing tailored Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management software for some of the world's largest organizations. Developed with high risk and heavily regulated sectors in mind, Pro-Sapien’s award-winning HSEQ Innovate software harnesses the Microsoft SharePoint or Azure/Office 365 based platforms to support business processes, manage forms and produce reports. Pro-Sapien was named as a ‘Smart Innovator’ for 2016 by independent research and consultancy firm Verdantix.

With an international client base, the Pro-Sapien team works across a number of sectors including engineering, oil and energy, financial services and health. For additional information about Pro-Sapien, or to request a demonstration of their HSEQ Innovate software, please visit www.pro-sapien.com.

Press contact · Tytti Rekosuo, Incident Management Month Coordinator, Pro-Sapien Software · tytti.rekosuo@pro-sapien.com

A Copenhagen Business School graduate with a MA in International Business Communication, Tytti joined the Pro-Sapien marketing department in 2017 and brings a wide range of experience to the team – not to mention the ability to fluently speak three languages, Finnish (native), English and Spanish. Outside of business Tytti is an avid gymnast having competed at international level in the Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Championships, and has lived in Finland, France, Argentina, Spain, Denmark and now the United Kingdom. As the Graduate Marketing Executive Tytti coordinates Pro-Sapien’s social outreach and blog content, and can be reached at tytti.rekosuo@pro-sapien.com.