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SaferMe Contact Tracing wins OH&S New Product of the Year

SaferMe’s contact tracing solution for business has been recognized as New Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, the leading health and safety industry magazine in th.....
16 September, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Contact Tracing: A privacy balance for employers

When it comes to collecting data for business contact tracing our experience tells that less is in fact more.Businesses that are improving worker safety with contact tracing need to carefully consider.....
31 August, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Parents’ factsheet: Contact tracing with SaferMe

SaferMe is a global leader in safety applications and contact tracing software. With Covid-19 spreading rapidly around the world and the need for education to continue, universities and other educatio.....
09 August, 2020 · Shannon Smith

University in Washington chooses SaferMe for contact tracing

SaferMe is pleased to announce Walla Walla University will help protect its students, faculty and staff from the risk of spreading Covid-19 with the help of SaferMe’s contact tracing solution.Th.....
09 August, 2020 · Mike Steere

3 factors for a successful rollout of a contact tracing program

When it comes to contact tracing, companies have many factors to consider and their employees have even more. We’ve implemented SaferMe’s safety solutions in thousands of organizations. Th.....
28 July, 2020 · Leah Fleischner

Mid July Product update

We're please to announce some highly anticipated feature additions to SaferMe.Automated Bluetooth Contact LoggingSuccessful contact tracing requires an accurate log of people who have been in contact .....
17 July, 2020 · Shannon Smith

How to make employee attestation part of your back to work process

How to keep COVID-19 out of the workplace is becoming a major issue as employers around the world look towards how they may return to work in the months ahead. Of course, there is a major desire .....
15 July, 2020 · Shannon Smith

How to meet Virginia's 24-hour contact tracing requirements

New workplace safety regulations in Virginia state set a 24 hour timeframe for employers to inform staff who have been exposed to a Covid-19 infected co-workers.But, how do you identify and contact al.....
05 July, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Three mistakes to avoid with business contact tracing

We’ve heard from dozens of American businesses in the past few weeks that have had difficulty contact tracing after one of their employees fell ill with the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.The conta.....
30 June, 2020 · Mike Steere

Covid-19 update: Growing trend of return to work failures

The past fortnight has seen a swathe of return to work initiatives across the United States, Europe and Asia brought to a halt or slowed by new cases of Covid-19 that have caused spikes in communities.....
26 June, 2020 · Mike Steere

Covid-19 Safety: Social distancing is not what you need

Do you need a social distancing app to help your Covid-19 return to work? Your answer to that question should be no. Let’s explain why. It’s important to understand why social di.....
12 June, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Contact Tracing: Can my boss track my location?

Worker concern about business contact tracing has been stoked by sensationalized headlines like the Wall Street Journal’s recent article:  “Welcome back to the office. Your every move.....
28 May, 2020 · Mike Steere

Buying business contact tracing software? Read these five buyer’s tips first

If business contact tracing is something your organization needs to help manage the risk of Covid-19, we recommend you consider the following five points when you are deciding which road to take. .....
17 May, 2020 · Mike Steere

What is the role of business in contact tracing?

The release of new public contact tracing apps by government authorities around the world, has left uncertainty for business leaders.Organizations want to know what they need to do as they resume oper.....
30 April, 2020 · Mike Steere

Compare contact tracing methods and providers

Update: Interested in comparing contact tracing tools in a simple way? - perhaps start here with this comparison table. A number of different international projects to conduct contact tracing hav.....
14 April, 2020 · SaferMe Team

The contact tracing needs of a business are different

The contact tracing needs of a business, are different to a nation state.Let's explain why.Background: Contact tracing is a technique used to figure-out who has been in contact with someone infected a.....
07 April, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Government makes contact tracing free for New Zealand businesses

SaferMe is pleased to announce we’ve received funding from the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE COVID-19 Innovation Fund) to develop our business-specific contact tracing f.....
07 May, 2020 · Mike Steere

Using SaferMe for COVID-19 Management

Over the past few days there has been an influx of clients adding COVID-19 communication channels to SaferMe.In particular those companies in service industries.Those that interact with the public, se.....
18 March, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Simon Bridges’ comments on health & safety are ignorant and irresponsible

SaferMe a leading health and safety software provider is criticising National leader Simon Bridges’ for his threat to remove health and safety regulations.In a promise to create a “bonfire.....
12 March, 2020 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Video: making hazard data open improves safety

It’s better for everyone when you make your safety-critical data available to other organisations working in the same location - it makes everybody safer. Watch the video to learn how:All credit.....
11 March, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Announcing ‘Team Switching’ on Mobile

Our Health & Safety Consultant partners have dozens, if not hundreds, of client Teams. As the number of clients grew, the more difficult it became to support them all. Switching between teams on o.....
06 March, 2020 · SaferMe Team

Why health & safety consultancies need a client-facing safety app

We live in a digital age, where our mobile device is attached to us most of the time. But for many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) health and safety processes haven’t caught up with reali.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

How should you store a health and safety policy?

Where is the best place to store an organisation’s health and safety policy to ensure it is accessible? The new universal standard for health and safety, ISO 45001, makes it clear that organis.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Announcing Tasks

Tasks is a new way to collaborate and get things done on SaferMe. In this article we explain how it works, so you and your people can get cracking.How to create a taskYou will now see the ‘Tasks.....
01 December, 2019 · Alina Bochkacheva

Spotting the Hazards - Tips for identifying workplace hazards

This blog post is a repost of the original by Roger Ward from UK consultancy Maple SHEQ Management Services. The original post can be found here. We decided to repost this with Roger’s conse.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Data collection company says onsite hazard information should be publicly available

This article and the radio interview were first published on RNZ, full credit to Emma Hatton An online data collection company says property owners should make onsite hazards publicly available, s.....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3

Inactive safety data and the $300,000+ risk it poses your organisation

A new court ruling and hefty $300,000 claim bill for an Australian supermarket chain has highlighted a shortcoming in managing hazard information that many businesses suffer. Most responsible busi.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Modernising supply chain safety in complex multinational businesses

Large multinational businesses need to take an efficient approach to managing supply chain safety. The importance of good health and safety throughout the supply chain of large enterprise business.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

The difference between risk and hazard data

The area of a hazard on a map is different to the area of the corresponding risk. That’s a simple sounding statement. However, a common error we come across is confusion between a hazard and the r.....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3

The KISS approach to safety

KISS.In English, it’s a little peck on the cheek.For the staff in our Swedish office, it means something else entirely (don’t Google it at work).In design? ‘KISS’ is a principl.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

How can Health & Safety Consultants save time?

If you’re a Health and Safety consultant you’ll know that (like in all services businesses) your biggest restriction is your own time – the total possible hours you have to work for .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

The Internet of Things creates a new OSHA challenge

The term “The Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton in a Procter & Gamble presentation in 1999, and since then it has caught on as a general description for connecting machines and .....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3

A billion dollar mistake: How badly CEOs are underestimating health and safety

New figures from the British Standards Institute (BSI) reveal that health and safety costs are now the biggest driver of financial loss in organisations globally.   The ‘BCI 2019 Horizon Scan’ w.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

The one big challenge all H&S consultants have in common

We’re an international business and as such we work with Health and Safety consultants across different parts of the world. Consultants and their clients are a big part of the tens of thousands .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

WeatherHalo app warns workers if they’re in danger of lightning strikes

This post was first published on the Herald. An app warning outdoor workers when they’re at risk of being hit by lightning is part of a Wellington man’s plan to tackle slack workplace safe.....
01 December, 2019 · Mike Steere

Personal realtime lightning alerts to your mobile

SaferMe is proud to announce a significant advance in lightning safety with the release of world-first personalised realtime lightning alert products. Download SaferMe for free lightning warnings here.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

How to drive a successful safety innovation project – Key Factors

An innovation project to digitally transform health and safety reporting processes – and capitalise on other benefits of true mobile EHS solutions – requires a broad but clear vision of th.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Five signs your health and safety software is outdated

Like all software, health and safety software systems don’t stay relevant forever. But is it time to upgrade to a modern health and safety platform now or can you survive using your existing system? H.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Why Safety is an Important Digital Transformation Project

Digital transformation and its modern enablers such as mobile, big data, APIs and IoT is changing the way we manage business processes and the models that drive them. Safety, far from being exempt.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

BBC Radio Interview – SaferMe

SaferMe’s founder Clint van Marrewijk and SaferMe app user Mallory Dawes were interviewed by the BBC’s international tech show ‘Click’, discussing real-time hazard sharing for .....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3

Spreadsheets vs mobile apps for safety reporting

What is the best and most cost-efficient way to manage digital safety reporting for processes such as observations, hazards, near-misses, accidents, toolbox talks, inspections and audits? Are mobile s.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Elon Musk, a SpaceX rocket launch and workplace safety?

What do Elon Musk, last week’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, and workplace safety have in common? Apart from the obvious – the high-risk environment in which rocket launches take place &#.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

ThunderMaps is now called SaferMe

From August 1 ThunderMaps is changing and we are now called SaferMe. You’ll notice this change across our whole business and product starting today. Our mission is to mobilize the world’s .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Remove the hassle from OSHA electronic safety reporting

How can American businesses ensure they comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electronic reporting of safety data? How can you make the reporting process easier? Is a sa.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

What is EHS 4.0 or Safety 4.0?

EHS 4.0 or Safety 4.0 is a term which defines the current state of safety technology and processes and the specific ways it is advancing with the help of digitalization. The ‘4.0’ is a reference to t.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

What does ISO 45001 mean for safety engagement?

In March the highly anticipated ISO 45001 standard was released and as organisations look to integrate the new standard into their work – or at least understand the best practices it brings R.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Important changes to processing of personal data & privacy policy

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force today (May 25). One of the key aims of the GDPR is to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

SaferMe welcomes new Board members

SaferMe has welcomed two new board members recently and we’d like to introduce them: Nick Gerritsen Nick has joined the board of SaferMe, focusing on the board portfolio of investment strategy and cap.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Introducing Teams – growing the ThunderMaps product with our customers

Over the past few years, the customers we service have become larger. Now they mostly work in teams, in organisations of all sizes. As our customers evolve, so too does our product alongside them. We .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Dynamic map creation – layering technology that helps us keep your workers safe

At SaferMe, we believe in maps as a way of communicating. Traditional maps are one-way. You have to search to find what you want. SaferMe technology allows you to design maps to communicate the right .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Five important focus areas for health, safety and wellbeing professionals in 2018

Another year has whizzed by and it’s time to take a look forward to what is coming in 2018 for safety professionals. What are the future trends, issues and challenges that lie ahead? We were recently .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Branded safety web apps – a seamless interface with your brand

Why a branded safety web app? We know that improving safety culture and engagement is on the minds of CEOs and executive leaders.  Is your organisation seeking a focus on safety engagement? Do you wan.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Harnessing location reporting technology for mobility parking – the Access Aware app

In 2017 the number of mobility parking permit holders in New Zealand has skyrocketed to over 130,000 (up from 95,000 five years ago).   With New Zealand’s aging population this number is set to contin.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

October update: state tracking, offline reporting & bulk edits

Heading into the last quarter of 2017,  we have added the first batch of many planned speed and backend improvements to handle the increased load of more users of our products. There are also thr.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Why we share danger worldwide

SaferMe warns you when you’re about to experience danger. But let’s take some time to explain why, and a little bit about how. Firstly the problem we have set out to tackle is very real. 6,130 p.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Our secret plan to increase risk awareness

It’s an interesting intellectual exercise. How would you go about building a system that literally keeps people safe? Before I explain what we think needs to be done, and how, let me first show .....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

How to use health & safety software to improve employee engagement

If you work in a medium or large-sized business you probably use health and safety (H&S) software to help your organisation manage safety and risk processes and help ensure compliance with safety .....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

The technology behind the world’s largest database of dangerous locations

Building the most comprehensive worldwide database of dangerous locations takes some serious computing power. On top of this, making people safer by letting people know when they are in danger, in rea.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Grace period over for new health and safety legislation

Almost one year since the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) came into effect, WorkSafe New Zealand is happy with the improvements many businesses have made, but there is a clear message for those w.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Three reasons why your business must share risk information

We think the benefit of sharing risk locations is so large that it is inevitable that your business will eventually do so. There are three main reasons for our strongly held belief on this issue. Reas.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Making safety a priority for small businesses

For the last four weeks we’ve been testing a  safety product for small businesses. Taking on real user feedback is critically important, as it helps to drive user-focused change, so we got out and abo.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Your awareness of danger drives your safety

We think your awareness of danger is going to improve dramatically in the next ten years, and that this change at an individual level, will significantly improve one of the world’s largest colle.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Hector’s dolphin project

Hector’s dolphins are the smallest dolphins in the world and are unique to New Zealand coasts. They are endangered, and not enough is known about their local movements and habitat. We wanted to step i.....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3

Making health and safety fun gets results

Client case study: A serious subject can still be engaging and fun A common theme from our new clients is that they are trying to increase engagement in HSE, but that getting change is difficult becau.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

The secret to getting people engaged in workplace health and safety

The question, “How do I get my employees engaged in health and safety” is a very common question. We hear it often from companies, big and small. We all know that health and safety initiatives w.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

New health and safety laws – are you ready?

The new Health and Safety at Work Act coming into force April 4 2016 is aimed at reducing New Zealand’s workplace injury and death toll by 25 per cent by 2020. New Zealand Health & Safety expert H.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Three key reasons why engaging with workers fails

Most people would agree that engaging employees is an important ingredient in the success of any business. It is often talked about but not well practiced. A good engaging organisation is an inclusive.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

How does safety culture tie in with an HSE management system?

In my previous article I discussed the need for the 11 elements of a safety culture to be in place so that a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSE M/S) can operate effectively.  Foll.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Is health and safety more than a paperwork exercise for your business?

Staff engagement is key to a successful health and safety management system, but health and safety is far too often seen as a paperwork exercise for businesses. I always try to explain that a risk ass.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

NZ CEOs not delivering on health and safety best intentions

New Zealand CEOs have voiced their position on the state of health and safety in their workplaces, in a survey commissioned by Deloitte. A couple of things really stand out for us in the survey result.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Do you have the elements for managing a safety culture?

As we are all aware good safety management is about preventing injury and saving lives in the workplace, but did you know that it is a vital component of good organisational management as well, that w.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

For the sake of a safer workplace it’s OK to “CRY WOLF”

This post is part of an ongoing series asking leading OSH consultants about their tips for engaging employees in the workplace health and safety process. Too often, employees feel that if they raise a.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Farmers getting special treatment from WorkSafe the right move?

This morning we hear, from Radio New Zealand, that WorkSafe New Zealand has been accused of selling farm workers’ safety short by not prosecuting farmers for dangerous practices.In som.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Experts comment on top health and safety priorities for 2016

A new year allows us all to take a moment and figure out what our goals are going to be for the year ahead. With this in mind, we have reached out to industry leaders across the globe to share their h.....
01 December, 2019 · Clint Van Marrewijk

Improve HSE culture and boost staff engagement

The Government’s health and safety changes, which we’ve broken down into understandable chunks for you here, puts more emphasis on safety being an all-employee duty that is spread througho.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Health and safety best practice: how to engage your staff?

“How can I engage my people in health and safety?” This is a critical question but it can be very challenging to get started. To help you out, we have asked top health and safety experts t.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Top 5 health and safety blogs you should follow

Workplace Health and Safety is a very important yet very harsh and dry subject. Unlike ‘sexy’ topics like travel, fashion, or food, that by nature provoke positive thoughts, and convey eng.....
01 December, 2019 · SaferMe Team

Swedish heart attack plan shows the way.

The Swedish are saving lives by sharing heart attack alerts with nearby responders – critical lifesaving minutes are being saved from heart attack response. The world first software program(1) sends t.....
01 December, 2019 · thundermapsv3
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