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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Protecting the health and safety of your workforce and staying on top of records and reporting accidents will help you to manage risks and prevent future injuries, accidents and incidents of ill-health. Employers who fail to comply with RIDDOR can face fines and a possible custodial sentence in the most serious of cases.

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.

We offer an enterprise wide solution

Health and Safety

Environmental and CSR

Property and Asset Management

Supply Chain

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.

Managing Accident Reporting in the Workplace

Only by creating safer workplaces to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of employees can we help reduce these statistics in the future.

You can see below some impactful HSE annual statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain in November 2020.

1.6 million working people suffering from work-related ill health in the UK - up 14% from 1.4 million in 2018

480,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases

£16.2 billion annual costs of work-related injury & ill health
£35.8 million in fines from prosecutions

693,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury
111 fatal injuries to workers

32.5 million due to work-related ill health