Insurance companies employ in-house risk control inspectors, or loss control consultants, to minimize the financial risks associated with the policies they have underwritten. Such inspectors work with insured clients to assist them in preparing for regulatory inspections from OSHA, state inspectors, fire marshalls, health inspectors, and other regulatory entities.
Since the cost of being unprepared for an inspection can be significant, these safety experts play a critical role in helping clients in construction, manufacturing, or other industries build a strong safety culture. Clients with established safety cultures create safer workplaces, thus avoiding safety incidents, compliance-related fines, increased insurance costs, lost profit sharing and bonuses, and other adverse impacts of a poor safety environment.
Traditionally, conducting inspections at client job sites and generating comprehensive, actionable safety reports has historically been an intensely time-consuming process for loss control consultants. For example, a 40-item survey questionnaire and the final report of findings might take a minimum of two business days to complete, leaving consultants with little time to help clients proactively assess and improve their corporate safety cultures.
With only enough time to react to whatever inspection was coming up next, it is difficult for risk control inspectors to drive proactive change at the client level. Given the time constraints under which risk control inspectors operate, the opportunity to do a deep dive into safety processes or teach clients how to make improvements, thus decreasing their chances of being hit with fines or experiencing accidents, can only happen if existing processes can be optimized.
Safety Reports software enables loss control consultants to decrease time spent on inspections by digitally capturing safety data, streamlining the inspection and reporting processes, and identifying actionable, data-driven trends and insight to improve client safety performance by addressing issues quickly-often before they lead to an incident. Furthermore, Safety Reports’ automated inspection reporting drastically reduces the time it takes risk control inspectors to prepare and share their findings with clients, enabling them to focus more time on improving client safety programs.
The Safety Reports Inspections app allows risk control inspectors to complete site surveys in a few hours rather than two business days. The app includes simplified OSHA standards to make it faster and easier to determine if there are any items out of compliance, and the automated reporting frees up bandwidth for consultants. Because up-to-date OSHA standards and practices are automatically incorporated into the inspection reports, Safety Reports helps loss control clients improve compliance ahead of their OSHA inspections.
Safety Reports’ analytics capabilities help risk control inspectors and their clients get ahead of potential issues. For example, Safety Reports trend reporting allows inspectors to get a quick breakdown of the top 10 issues a client may face, helping prioritize their safety efforts.
Additionally, consultants can work with clients that have implemented Safety Reports internally to proactively identify potential hazards. The Safety Reports Observations app further builds a culture of safety by encouraging on-site employees to identify and report potential safety issues as they are identified rather than waiting for pre-inspection reports.
If you would like to streamline your own safety processes to become more proactive, any and all of our eight Safety Reports products can help. Check out our offerings and schedule a demo today.