Everything in one place makes tracking training and audit requirements so much simpler than numerous spreadsheets.
Easy to access from any PC makes this a useful tool both in the office and out and about in the field. Its easy to add staff members and allocate their requirements right from the start and manage requirements going forward where changes may be required. The ability to set up reports for individuals or groups across different training requirements is very useful. Easy to see records and track requirements for training and audits.
Inability, without creating a template, to schedule/record multiple training courses for a group. Having to add group members to potentially 10 different courses is very time consuming.
Improved awareness and involvement in risk assessment and hazard identification.
Modules allow you to cover common issues relating to management of Health and Safety.
Deployment on mobile means that the system is usable for mobile workers.
I would have expected a lot more interaction and automation between modules e.g. if an MSDS is updated the related COSHH Assessments could be flagged for review automatically.
If you build a work file similarly I would expect and automatic increment if some of the sub documents or records change.
Whole company view of H&S and Training compliance, supporting the development of an improved safety culture and engagement
Quick view of training compliance, using RAG buttons - very clear. Simple hazard reporting, now also with smartphone apps
Inflexible reporting. The default menu of options is too limited and it isn't easy to create regular reports to match our needs
For the modules in use we are quite happy, impersonating of further modules will take time, perhaps with the new interface this will be simpler
Auditing, hazard spotting and accident investigation process.
Clunky interface, modules desperate for revision and simplification.
All your documents in one secure place, easy for review
Uploading numorous documents for one individual could be better, it would be easier if you could select moduales to upload for one person instead of doing one at a time,
It streamlined the reporting system keeping everything in one place.
Very intuitive piece of software easy to navigate. Support system prompt with help and advice. Regular reviews given on usage. Updates sent out of upgrades regularly. Webinars available as well as conference calls to sort out issues and have telephone training.
The email notifications are a bit messy and hard to navigate for occasional users, but I know this is being looked into.
When Hazards are spotted/identified and logged I find its very easy to close out/ track the said hazards.
The drop-down box (housekeeping, hot works)and the like could do with more options, this would cover more site topics /hazards
Effective Software has changed the way in which I carry out my Role as Health and Safety Manager.
Incident Reports give me live data enabling me and my team to investigate and action incidents basically as they happen.
I manage my H&S Documentation over the whole country with ease. Update a document set live and all staff have access. Review dates raised to me by notification so I don't miss anything. Great for quality control.
Quality and detail of risk assessment has improved with standardisation across the organisation done in one easy step.
I could go on about the improvements made with all the area within the system but just to say Effective Software has changed my organisation way at Managing Safety.
There has been issues along the way but the Effective Team have been there to help us through each issue. Their team actually listen and try to improve the system to the clients needs.
Lastly I looked at a lot of H&S Management systems on the market before going with Effective the main reason being user friendliness, system coverage for managing safety and yes cost came into it as well.
Analysis of reporting, recording inspections and audits.
I am able to navigate easily around the system, and enter my findings/reports just as easily.
A better appearance on the customer interface (probably with icons) would improve the system.
Better communication and reporting being completed straigh away rather than completing written form.
Many of the functions are easy to use and explained well
The likes of Accident and Incident reports are hard to use, too much dialogue going on
Effective Software have provided us with an inexpensive, flexible and easy to use H&S compliance system. With it's intelligent approach to safety management we have drastically reduced the time spent on H&S issues and all our needs are now on one platform.
The sales and tech back-up teams were excellent and provided perfect solutions to all our queries.
The customer service and support is excellent. The ability to schedule reports for automatic generation and other metrics are brilliant for busy managers. Escalation emails are a good tool. The range of modules and flexibility are great for assisting in health and safety management.
easy access, the overall look is easily and does well to keep tabs on staff for implementing procedures and courses and enables me to keep tabs on staff old and new what there needs are
spreadsheet a bit conjested, not used very much, presentation is not very clear, too much on one page and the names sidewards on spreadsheet not very clear
Good product started on our journey and getting great support to ensure deployment at our sites is an amazing experience. The support team are responsive to our needs and couldn't ask for more, looking forwards to a long future.
I would recommend Effective Software to any company, looking to improve on their Safety Management system. It places a strong platform for you to keep you compliant and also a best in Class EHS management.
Have been a customer of Effective Software since 2015. Fantastic company, always willing to listen, help, and develop their products. Would highly recommend their services.
easy to use,good support system quick to report incidents
uploading documents can be hard to do at times
It has been a pleasure to be working with such a forward thinking company over the years. Their work ethic and passion to help customers is second to none.
Innovative and forward thinking company with a strong work ethic and great results. Great company to work with.