Guest Blog: Safety-Link Consulting on the Advantages of Health and Safety Mobile Apps

By kalliopi vlastos on October 10, 2012

Today I bring you Canvas's first guest blog post! The post comes from our long time sales partner and content provider Martin Denny of award-winning Safety-Link Consulting. Safety-Link helps employers of small to medium size companies comply with their legal obligations by carrying out Safety Audits of the premises using Safety-Link branded GoCanvas Apps.  Using the apps on iPads, the Safety Managers identify any hazards that might be present in the place of work, and help put into place the necessary control measures to ensure the safety of all concerned. If you would like to check-out the entire GoCanvas library of Health Care & Social Service mobile apps, click here. 


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“In an increasingly mobile world, where it sometimes seems that we spend all of our time on our phones, tablets and other mobile devices, are mobile apps every really of use or are they yet more distraction? In fact, they can be of great use in areas which may surprise you. Just consider the advantages of a Safety App from Safety-Link Consulting (

Mobile apps, such as those from award-winning Safety-Link Consulting, are revolutionising paper-based Health & Safety risk assessment. Health & Safety is of course very much an on-site activity, with audits and surveys carried out at workplace premises making up a good deal of the process. A safety app allows the risk assessor a highly efficient way of collecting, collating, analysing and sharing vital safety information on-site. This data which can then easily and effectively be used for the follow-up process, in the creation of Safety Audit Reports, for example.

So much of site safety compliance comes down to having the correct safety policies and procedures in place, so that a company knows they are well within the confines of Health & Safety legislation. A Safety App for iPhone or Android ensures full compliance with the very latest legislation, all within the convenience and practicality of a mobile application. Compliance with Health & Safety legislation does of course vary from industry to industry. The construction industry, for instance, has very particular safety concerns which, for practical reasons, do not apply to the commercial or retail arena. Generic Health & Safety tick-lists are of limited use in these specialist cases, which is yet another advantage of mobile safety apps such as the Construction Safety Inspection Report app from Safety-Link Consulting.The use of specialist apps such as this ensures a company gets the current compliance advice that is tailor-made for their industry.

To find out more about the safety apps from Safety-Link Consulting, and why they were recognised at the NIW Innovation awards for Mobile App Development, go to”