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New online tool helps contractors work more safely and win more work
A new online tool has launched with a promise to slash the cost of producing risk assessments and method statements by as much as 90% and relieve the headache of compliance. Hands HQ makes health & safety documentation easy and is suitable for the millions of contractors and peripheral industry businesses that are required by law to complete risk assessments and method statements as part of their daily routine.
The cloud-based tool takes the pain and expense out of managing health & safety for UK construction and trade businesses. It's claimed to be the fastest and simplest process available on the market and developed specifically to be used on site, on the commute and between jobs. It can be accessed from any computer, tablet or mobile device, helping to keep employees safe and jobs on time.
With an ever growing library of trade specific activities and risks to select from, Hands HQ allows construction businesses to compile professional, site-specific, branded risk assessments and method statements in less than three minutes. The software caters for a range of professions from construction, electrical and plumbing to HVAC, gas works, joinery, and painting and decorating.
The company was founded by an expert team of project managers and software developers. Co-founder Alexander Green says: "I have witnessed first-hand the difficulties many construction and trade companies had with compiling site-specific risk assessments and method statements. Often this is due to time, cost and the lack of necessary skills needed to produce what can be fairly complex documents. While many contractors undertake training to gain access to major construction sites, they can often be turned away from site because of incorrect documentation and administration.
"We wanted to create a simple, affordable way for all stakeholders on a job to compile, edit and share their documentation. More paper work wasn't the answer - a smarter, and more flexible system would be needed. Hands HQ is a seamless, intuitive, effective and efficient way to solve this problem, leaving Britain's contractors free to get on with the job at hand."
While most contractors appreciate the need for legislation and safe work, actually producing a set of comprehensive documents is a job often best left to the experts. At a time when margins are already tight, many businesses are unable to justify the added expense of recruiting a health and safety consultant. What's more, in almost all circumstances the contractor on the ground has a much better understanding of the inherent risks involved in their job than anyone else.
The resulting Hands HQ system is both simple and robust. The online tool caters to an ever growing library of trade specific activities with the user able to select the type of work and add hazards with the click of a button. Developed to take the user from start to finish in under three minutes, the system empowers construction businesses to compile professional, site-specific, branded risk assessments and method statements in less time than it takes to enjoy a coffee break.
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29th November 2013