With responsibility for over 31 million people who make a journey on its network every day and a client of Info Exchange since 2013, we talked to Christopher Scott, Product Manager at TFL about their plans to utilise Info Exchange in 2019. 

Tailor the platform to match your organisation's specific needs. Choose from a complete set of 5 software modules that address all aspects of: risk management, EHSQ, property, supply chain and corporate social responsibility.  

Info Exchange is trusted by 170 organisations worldwide, operating across more than 20 diverse industries to make their business safer, healthier and stronger. Users love Info Exchange because of its ease-of-use and dashboards.

We’re proud to maintain a 98% customer retention rate. Executives tell us they depend on Info Exchange for its real-time reporting, data insights from connected data sets, process standardisation and visibility across the enterprise portfolio.

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1. Assess a situation rather than a substance
Multiple assessments must be made for different workplace exposure scenarios.

2. Caution in grouping COSHH risk assessments
For example, various paints will contain widely different chemicals, which means that their hazards vary.

3. Safety Data Sheet and COSHH risk assessments are different
An SDS sheet contains important information about the substance; however, it does not outline how to safely control its use. A COSHH risk assessment is a legal document.

4. Assess process emissions
 These substances can cause significant damage to the respiratory system and lungs; therefore, they must be managed correctly.

5. Have a formal health surveillance scheme in place
If your employees are exposed to hazardous substances daily, lung function testing, skin checks and biological monitoring should all be considered to measure their impact on your employee’s health. 

6. Complete employee training
If employees don't understand the risk, then they are more likely to harm themselves and those around them.

7. Have a COSHH risk assessment for all substances
Even if you think that you’re managing exposure to substances safely, be mindful of process generated substances that are often neglected.

8. Review your COSHH risk assessments
COSHH compliance is a cycle of continuous improvement; processes and procedures must be reviewed regularly.

9. Assess biological hazards
Don’t forget that any hazardous bacteria, fungus or virus should have a COSHH risk assessment.

10. Face fit testing
All Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) that is worn in work requires a face fit test. This will ensure that the mask is effectively sealed with the face. If a seal is not being made, the mask will not provide the required level of protection.

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Risk Management

This year is all about digitising our data, moving away from spreadsheets and paper-based forms we still have, so that we can start to build risk profiles across our network. Utilising Info Exchange for more than just Accident & Incident Reporting, Supplier Assessments and Improvement Actions is key to that, along with pushing out the technology to our operational teams and contractors to use.

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Prevent Modern Slavery in Your Supply Chain

Slavery may feel like a topic that should be confined to the history books, but unfortunately, it is a very real issue in the present for UK businesses.

Modern slavery is a broad term and, while forced labour is its most common form, there are many wider abuses that cause deep concern.

These include failure to pay the minimum wage, depriving workers of facilities to wash, rest, eat and drink, demanding excessive hours, domestic servitude, harassment, assault, and unpaid wages.

Exposure to exploitation and modern slavery is a very real risk for vulnerable workers throughout the UK and across international supply chains. With intricate trading relationships spanning the globe, there are risks of compliance gaps for businesses without the right processes, checks, and information visibility in place.

View our useful infographic highlighting how you can tackle modern slavery in your supply chain in 12 simple steps. 

Transparency in the Supply Chain

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“Businesses, large and small, need to take action to act responsibly and eradicate unethical practices and forced labour in their supply chain. A zero tolerance approach against modern slavery is vital so that any risks of exploitation don’t go undetected and to prevent slavery happening in the first place.”

Gemma Archibald

Chief Operating Officer, Alcumus

Even if your organisation or business is not legally obliged to comply with the Modern Slavery Act, responsible practices will significantly contribute to preventing modern slavery within businesses and supply chains.

View our free checklist for a practical guide to help understand and manage the risks that
modern slavery presents to your business.

Using Technology to Create Responsible and Ethical Operations

To be able to accurately manage, record and compare data across large networks, organisations can realise significant benefits from digital compliance solutions that embed responsible practices, management oversight and positive checks to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains. Within those networks, their supplier and contractor partners need to be able to prove that they are taking active measures to check working conditions and to confirm that there are no exploited workers within their operations.

Through real-time insights and digitised manual processes to connect people, processes and data, a technology-led approach can help to understand what drives risk.

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