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We’re passionate about Health & Safety and the use of technology can help H&S professionals become more effective and visible across their businesses. We’re sharing our insights as well as news from around the world of H&S and the Notify team.

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – Data Teams

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – Data Teams

Part 2 Please read part 1 before continuing to understand what we mean by artificial intelligence and data science… What is a Data Science team? A data science team is composed of people who are strong in three core areas: statistics, programming and business acumen....

Health & Safety in Construction – Principal Contractor Role

Health & Safety in Construction – Principal Contractor Role

Part 2 Please read part 1 before continuing, where we discussed Construction Design Management Regulations. Who is the Principal Contractor? The Principal Contractor (Main Contractor) is the contractor in overall control of the construction phase on projects with more...

HSE’s Ten Year Plan – a decade of cunning in prospect

HSE’s Ten Year Plan – a decade of cunning in prospect

Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke was a brilliant war strategist of the 19th Century and is credited with the famous take that "no plan survives first contact with the enemy". Well, we shall see… The HSE’s ten-year strategy – “Protecting People and Places” was...

Notify proud to partner with Singapore’s Jurong Port

Notify proud to partner with Singapore’s Jurong Port

Acquiring new clients and working with new partners is always an exciting time for us and we’re particularly proud to be offering our health and safety services to the world’s leading multipurpose port in Singapore. Our health and safety software technology is now...

Notify designs bespoke health and safety software for Cazoo

Notify designs bespoke health and safety software for Cazoo

Notify Technology is proud to develop bespoke products for clients of all sizes, and our agreement with Cazoo, the leading car retailer, is an exciting example of this. We have recently designed specifically configured health and safety software for Cazoo to help them...

Meet Ice Warrior Matt & join us in supporting his cause

Meet Ice Warrior Matt & join us in supporting his cause

Notify is proud to sponsor local polar expedition team member Matt Bell as he explores The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. In particular, we’re proud to sponsor his work in the #LastPole campaign. Here we’ve been chatting to Matt about his experiences and the...

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – AI & Data Science

Data Science in SHEQ assurance – AI & Data Science

Part 1 Data Science will seriously influence the impact health and safety professionals can make within their organisation – for the better! Explore how it will transform your safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) assurance processes in our new 5-part blog...

Health & Safety in Construction – CDM 2015

Health & Safety in Construction – CDM 2015

Health and safety is a priority in the majority of sectors we work with, but in the construction industry, workplace safety can be a matter of life and death! Our new 6-part series will explore safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) specifically within...

Health and Safety Sentencing – The Pounds and the Pennies

Health and Safety Sentencing – The Pounds and the Pennies

Please read part 1 of this blog before continuing… At Step 2, the court sets the initial starting point and range for the fine and is required to focus on the organisation's annual turnover or equivalent. The offender is expected to provide accounts for the last three...

Health and Safety Sentencing – Culpability and Harm

Health and Safety Sentencing – Culpability and Harm

A question every regulatory defence lawyer knows they will be asked by an anxious client – “how much will the fine be?” It’s obviously incredibly important and answering it now as opposed to 15 years ago has – in many ways – become easier…but at the same time, more...

Notify is scaling up to deliver even more for our customers

Notify is scaling up to deliver even more for our customers

Notify Technology, the fast-growth provider of digital workplace safety, wellbeing, environmental and governance compliance services has announced the completion of its latest funding round, raising £3.1M in new equity. The round was led by Calculus Capital who...

How much risk is in your organisation?

How much risk is in your organisation?

There have been many recent prosecutions where employers have not been able to demonstrate that they have a robust (suitable and sufficient) risk assessment procedure in place – a couple of examples, can be found here and here. In this blog, we will explore how easy...

Enforcement Options – Prosecution

Enforcement Options – Prosecution

What can regulators do if they find a breach? Please read Part 1 before continuing… The decision to prosecute is a serious one – HSE needs to prepare a Prosecution Report for an Approval Officer to consider before the prosecution is green-lighted. The Approval Officer...

Enforcement Options – Cautions

Enforcement Options – Cautions

What can regulators do if they find a breach? There’s been a serious incident or an unannounced visit, HSE is investigating OR has investigated. What’s next? HSE’s position on enforcement is that its “emphasis is on prevention” but that it will enforce the law where...

Interviews Under Caution – Why do they matter?

Interviews Under Caution – Why do they matter?

Please read Part 1 before continuing... A suspect’s response to an interview under caution can have an influence (albeit sometimes limited) on the outcome of the HSE’s investigation – it is important to recognise that the HSE’s decision making process is mechanistic...

Interviews Under Caution – What are they?

Interviews Under Caution – What are they?

Interviews Under Caution - What are they? We’ve considered crisis management planning and then had a look at how best to deal with the regulator where there has been a serious incident and a criminal investigation has been commenced. The investigation will follow its...

Health & Safety – Monitoring and Review

Health & Safety – Monitoring and Review

An essential component of any health and safety management system is our monitoring and review process, this allows us to accurately assess our existing controls alongside risks to develop an effective plan of action. Health and Safety management systems normally work...

Dealing with health and safety investigations

Dealing with health and safety investigations

It’s rare that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities (LAs) just turn up out of the blue – almost all investigations are event-driven. This usually means that there’s been a RIDDOR reportable accident and HSE is responding to it, or a whistle-blower...

Understanding the importance of safety data

Understanding the importance of safety data

Our previous blogs have discussed the importance of Near-Miss/hazard reporting and why we need to carry out detailed accident/incident investigations. In this blog we’ll discuss the importance of analysing all the safety information/data that can be collected within...

Notify Cloud v5.11: Latest updates explained

Notify Cloud v5.11: Latest updates explained

Is your Health & Safety software in need of a Spring Clean? Spring is with us; the clocks have gone forward, and the mornings and evenings are much lighter and brighter. It is traditionally the time of year for a spring clean and at Notify, we have been sprucing...

Why accident investigations are so important…

Why accident investigations are so important…

All organisations strive to achieve a proactive safety culture that will help to prevent accidents from occurring. This will include active safety monitoring and safety engagement at all levels of the organisation. Sometimes, however, an unplanned event may cause...

Planning for the worst

Planning for the worst

Try to think of recent examples of crisis events so appallingly managed that something which was obviously bad, morphed into something disastrous. Number 10 lockdown parties, VW Emissions, Yorkshire CCC and Azeem Rafiq…Why? Lack of competence or lack of a plan? Hard...

#BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

#BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2022 is back, and the focus is equality, solidarity and recognising and acting in the face of gender bias. With the #BreakTheBias focus, it’s time to recognise women’s role in championing technology and recognise how this is an area where...

Embracing Health, Safety, Environment and Quality software

Embracing Health, Safety, Environment and Quality software

There is no denying that the age of digital transformation has accelerated even more rapidly over the last couple of years. Unfortunately, businesses opting to wait before adopting a digital-first approach are being left behind. Automated processes are commonplace...

Award winning Safetytech firm tops 100,000 reports in 2021

Award winning Safetytech firm tops 100,000 reports in 2021

Over the course of 2021 users of Notify Technology’s digital reporting platform logged 106,802 Safety, Environmental and Governance events, a new record and up 26% on 2020. In a year that saw us winning a Tech for Good award, we ended 2021 with a total of half a...

Near miss reporting is a critical element of any safety culture

Near miss reporting is a critical element of any safety culture

Most, if not all organisations need to improve their Near Miss Reporting culture, as doing so will not only prevent future accidents but also improve their safety engagement and overall safety culture. Organisations are consistently looking at ways to improve their...

Are your Health and Safety Processes holding your Business back?

Are your Health and Safety Processes holding your Business back?

As an employer, health and safety cannot be an afterthought. While most businesses manage to maintain a basic standard, it only takes one error in judgement or lack of adequate provision, and you could be at risk of significant fines following a serious incident with...

Tis the season for a game changer in Health & Safety

Tis the season for a game changer in Health & Safety

Game on! Time for some fun during those long winter nights this Christmas… The following blog is a bit of fun. Rest assured, Notify take health and safety seriously – it’s why we are on a global mission to make a billion people safer at work. In the age of COVID-19,...

Notify win Dynamites Tech for Good award 2021

Notify win Dynamites Tech for Good award 2021

It’s an honour to have been recognised in the Dynamites awards for 2021 within the Tech for Good category.  All of the finalists deserved their place in this category, using technology to make a difference across a number of sectors. At Notify Technology we have a...

Parkeray renews partnership with Notify

Parkeray renews partnership with Notify

We're delighted to announce that London-based construction company, Parkeray, has renewed its contract with Notify and will continue to use our Cloud Incident Management, Action Tracking and Advanced Dashboards modules. Parkeray is a main contractor specialising in...

Gareth Cram joins Notify Technology as CRO

Gareth Cram joins Notify Technology as CRO

Health, Safety and Wellbeing software provider Notify Technology has appointed Gareth Cram as Chief Revenue Officer, with him taking on accountability for all aspects of the customer journey - from getting our message out there via the most effective marketing...

Notify Achieves “Excellent” Net Promoter Scoring

Notify Achieves “Excellent” Net Promoter Scoring

Notify Technology: We’re a Safety Tech SaaS start up, but we sure pack a serious NPS punch – Worth Olympic Silver or Gold? Our customers can decide! We recently completed a survey across our customer base to evaluate how we’re performing, as we look to bring safety...

Webinar Replay : Technology & Safety In The Workplace

Webinar Replay : Technology & Safety In The Workplace

Notify held its first webinar of 2021 on Wednesday, 27th January, with a focus on the use of technology in the workplace and how it can be used to significantly improve Health & Safety processes. Notify CEO, Duncan Davies, delivered the hour-long session, which...

Technology In The Workplace – key insights

Technology In The Workplace – key insights

Notify’s CEO Duncan Davies delivered a webinar in conjunction with ISOH Tees Branch on the topic of Technology In The Workplace. As the head of a technology company that has developed a smart Health & Safety platform exclusively for businesses and their employees,...

Notify v5.6 : It’s “Elf & Safety Gone M.A.D.”

Notify v5.6 : It’s “Elf & Safety Gone M.A.D.”

In the first in his series of new product release blogs, Notify's Product Owner Neilson Watts outlines some of the enhancements in Notify version 5.6. Well, what a first 9 months it has been working for Notify Technology, and with it being the 'season to be jolly' it...

Webinar Replay : Technology & Safety In The Workplace

IOSH EVENT: Technology in the Workplace

Notify CEO Duncan Davies is to speak at an event hosted by IOSH Tees Branch, where he will provide an insightful overview of how technology can help organisations manage workplace Health & Safety and why firms should be making H&S a part of their digital...

Coronavirus is an information problem – and so is worker safety

Coronavirus is an information problem – and so is worker safety

In his latest blog - 'an attempt to change some limiting assumptions on near-miss reporting in the workplace' - Notify Technology CEO Duncan Davies responds to an article by top FT journalist and New York Times Bestselling author Tim Harford. In Tim's article, he...

Notify Insights: Our perspective on the COVID ‘curve’

Notify Insights: Our perspective on the COVID ‘curve’

Notify software is used by thousands of people in over 70 countries across the globe to report near misses and help drive their safety culture. Our unique perspective means we have been able to map the profile and trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic. Much is being...

Staying COVID-Alert And Managing The Risks

Staying COVID-Alert And Managing The Risks

Getting back to work safely is a challenge we're all facing right now. Returning to a changed normality, whilst remaining COVID-alert, is what we're all aiming for. Notify, the smart Health & Safety reporting and management software, is helping businesses get back...

Notify 5.3: Extended Dashboards

Notify 5.3: Extended Dashboards

We recently unveiled some exciting new features in the latest version of our smart Health & Safety software, Notify Cloud 5.3. One of the most significant enhancements we've made to Notify is our new Extended Dashboards feature. Notify now provides Management...

Interview: CEO Duncan Davies in BDO’s plugd:in

Interview: CEO Duncan Davies in BDO’s plugd:in

Notify CEO Duncan Davies spoke to BDO's plugd:in team about how and why he started the company and how our products are helping clients get back to work safely and COVID-secure. BDO is an accountancy and business advisory firm with a global network operating in 164...

Just Launched! The Notify Audits App

Just Launched! The Notify Audits App

Notify Technology is delighted to announce the launch of its Audits App. Users of Notify’s Audits, Checklists & Inspections module (Notify AI) will be able to download the app free of charge, and complete audits via any Apple or Android device. Notify’s CEO,...

Notify 5.2: Actions & Action Tracking

Notify 5.2: Actions & Action Tracking

In April, we released version 5.2 of Notify Cloud, with a whole host of exciting new features, the majority of which have been requested by our clients. Our Chief Product Officer and co-founder, Andy Dumbell, along with Product Owner, Neilson Watts, hosted a webinar...

Tristan Meears-White: Back to work?

Tristan Meears-White: Back to work?

Is the COVID-19 curve flattening? Professor Angela McLean, the UK's Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor has suggested that it is – that is to say that the rates of increase are falling and the numbers of new cases per day are not increasing. Could this be the beginning of...

Notify Insights: Second funding round confirmed

Notify Insights: Second funding round confirmed

We are delighted to announce some good news for both our employees and our customers, as we confirm our second round of financial backing. Notify Technology has secured further funding of £370,000, which will help us drive product development and expand our...

90 Second Insights: Rodrigo Berardo Frederico

90 Second Insights: Rodrigo Berardo Frederico

Notify’s smart Health & Safety reporting tools can allow you to log an incident or near-miss in 90 seconds or less – or about the time it will take you to read this post. The latest in our 90 Second Insights series features Rodrigo Berardo Frederico, who started...

Notify product update: COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Notify product update: COVID-19 and Coronavirus

In light of the unfolding events around COVID-19, we wanted to give our clients an update as to how we are handling the Coronavirus situation within our business. We're here, we're working and most importantly we're continuing to ensure all Notify clients are being...

Team Insights: Core values and why they’re important to me – Queen

Team Insights: Core values and why they’re important to me – Queen

At Notify, our core values are the heart of what we do, both in terms of how we operate as a team and how we develop our products. Our Values: Support each other and our customers Continuous development Courage Constructive dissatisfaction As a growing company, I...

Always moving and evolving… Notify product update 2019/20

Always moving and evolving… Notify product update 2019/20

It's an exciting time for the team here at Notify, as we prepare to close our 2019/20 financial year and start to see our plans for 2020/21 product development getting closer to becoming reality. We've just sent our customers an email outlining some of the many...

English Football League signs up to Notify AI

English Football League signs up to Notify AI

We are delighted to have signed up the English Football League (EFL) to our newest software module for fully customised audits, inspections and checklists. Formed in 1888, the EFL is made up of 72 clubs and is the largest single body of professional teams within...

90 Second Insights: Victoria Matuz

90 Second Insights: Victoria Matuz

Using Notify's Health & Safety reporting tools, workers in almost 80 countries around the world are logging incidents and near-misses in 90 seconds or less – or about the time it will take you to read this post. The latest in our 90 Second Insights series features...

Tristan Meears-White: New Building Safety and Fire Safety Bills

Tristan Meears-White: New Building Safety and Fire Safety Bills

2019 was a pretty exhausting year for us all but as she stoically marched through her 94th year, HM the Queen must have felt she suffered more than most from Brexit-induced shenanigans – after allegedly being fibbed to over prorogation she seemed to appear at the...

Notify achieves Cyber Essentials certification

Notify achieves Cyber Essentials certification

As a technology company, whose software is used in nearly 80 countries around the world, security is paramount to Notify. So we're proud to have successfully achieved Cyber Essentials certification. Awarded via AMPG International, our Cyber Essentials certificate...

90 Second Insights: Queen Asianya-Olisa

90 Second Insights: Queen Asianya-Olisa

Notify's smart Health & Safety reporting tools can allow you to log an incident or near-miss in 90 seconds or less – or about the time it will take you to read this post. The second in our 90 Second Insights series features Queen Asianya-Olisa, who started in our...

You can now get a FREE Notify account

You can now get a FREE Notify account

We're delighted to announce that you can now get access to Notify's Health & Safety reporting platform for FREE. Over two years ago, we launched NotifyIt - the world's first free-forever near-miss reporting app. Conceived and developed in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Notify Insights: 2019’s Best Bits

Notify Insights: 2019’s Best Bits

2020 is going to be a big year for Notify. We're planning some exciting projects for our business and some major developments for our products. Equally, 2019 was a big year for us. Our business grew, our team grew, our customer base grew, and we’re now back from the...

20 for 20: the North East companies to watch out for in the New Year

20 for 20: the North East companies to watch out for in the New Year

Via the Business Live website: Business experts from around the North East pick out the companies they are tipping for great things in 2020. We were delighted to discover today that we have been nominated to appear in this list by our friend Jason Hobbs, CEO of the...

Tristan Meears-White: F for “foreseeability”…

Tristan Meears-White: F for “foreseeability”…

What do snowmen wear on their heads? Ice caps. Okay, that's the seasonal fun out of the way; now for something more serious. I am presently involved in a fatal accident case arising from an accident at work which took place some five years ago. The inquest concluded...

Notify signs up Bournville Village Trust to new module

Notify signs up Bournville Village Trust to new module

Notify has signed up another client to their newest software module for audits, inspections and checklists. Notify has worked with Bournville Village Trust (BVT) for just over a year, providing Incident Management software to the organisation that was founded by...

Notify Insights: PhD student Pingfan Wang joins Notify

Notify Insights: PhD student Pingfan Wang joins Notify

One of the things we like to pride ourselves on at Notify is 'innovation at every level'. We’re already living this in a variety of ways but part of our strategy has always been to leverage our expertise in data, machine learning, AI and the ‘Internet of Things’....

Team Insights: Managing mental health issues for workers during COVID-19 lockdown

90 Second Insights: Paul Duff & mental health in the workplace

Using Notify, you can log an incident or near-miss in 90 seconds or less - or about the time it will take you to read this post. In the first of our series of 90 Second Insights, Customer Acquisition Executive Paul Duff tells us about himself and why he's passionate...

Notify Insights: Product Advisory Council meeting 2019

Notify Insights: Product Advisory Council meeting 2019

At Notify, we want to ensure we truly connect with our users. That's why we launched the Notify Product Advisory Council (NPAC), which is set to host its next meeting tomorrow, November 6. NPAC is a forum for us to share information and gather feedback from our...

Grow your business, grow your risk?

Grow your business, grow your risk?

With great power comes great responsibility. So it stands to reason that with greater power comes even greater responsibility. And that’s definitely the case when it comes to managing risks in any business. Whether you’re sat in an office with a team around you or...

Tristan Meears-White: Over-tired? What’s the legal stance?

Tristan Meears-White: Over-tired? What’s the legal stance?

In his latest column, our Subject Matter Expert, Tris Meears-White, takes a look at fatigue, sharing his own personal thoughts and experiences and the standpoint of the law regarding it. Lord above, I’m knackered. I’ve only just come back from holiday and one week...

Managing risk in educational establishments

Managing risk in educational establishments

The start of September sees schools, academies, colleges and universities gearing up for a new academic year. Lights are turned on; classroom doors are unlocked and stationery cupboards organised. For many educational establishments, the health and safety implications...

Key information Health and Safety professionals should be monitoring

Key information Health and Safety professionals should be monitoring

The role of Health and Safety professionals is ever-changing. For years, many organisations saw this crucial management function as a box-ticking exercise, failing to appreciate the enormous impact Health and Safety has on overall business success and the potential...

Common Health & Safety risks in Engineering & how to manage them

Common Health & Safety risks in Engineering & how to manage them

Effective management of Health and Safety risks in the engineering industry means being aware of the numerous potential hazards to your team. From the risks associated with operating heavy machinery to the use of harsh chemicals, the potential injuries and illnesses...

Manufacturing Health and Safety – Getting it right in 2019

Manufacturing Health and Safety – Getting it right in 2019

2019 so far has highlighted a number of issues that businesses need to be aware of in order to manage Manufacturing Health and Safety challenges. So far this year we’ve seen attitudes towards mental health change, technological developments change the way we work, and...

Health and Safety checklist for Schools – What you need to know!

Health and Safety checklist for Schools – What you need to know!

Managing Health and Safety in schools can be a complex and challenging job. The variety of activities that students undertake in classes can mean that keeping on top of risk assessment, inspections and audits, as well implementing, reassessing and updating different...

Ways to improve Mental Health and Safety in Education

Ways to improve Mental Health and Safety in Education

When dealing with Health and Safety in schools, colleges and educational establishments, it’s easy to focus only on minimising the risks that pose a physical threat to students and staff, when focusing on safeguarding mental health and safety is also just as...

Theme Park Safety – The risk of failure

Theme Park Safety – The risk of failure

Theme parks are considered a staple family attraction across the world, known best for their rides and rollercoasters that appeal to thrill-seeking children and adults alike. Their success and profitability are maintained by installing ever more daring rides and...

The top Health and Safety factors to consider when running an event

The top Health and Safety factors to consider when running an event

Events can throw up a variety of Health and Safety factors that can sometimes be unexpected. Ensuring your attendees are able to enjoy themselves fully means working to make the event safe, and smooth. Whether you’re planning a large outdoor concert-style event, a...

Let’s talk about… Mental Health at Work

Let’s talk about… Mental Health at Work

In his latest column for the Notify blog, esteemed Health and Safety lawyer and Notify's resident Subject Matter Expert, Tristan Meears-White, takes a look at the complex topic of Mental Health and Work and what this means for employers today.  Mental health can be a...

5 tips to help build employee engagement around Health and Safety

5 tips to help build employee engagement around Health and Safety

As with any business function, an effective Health and Safety department relies on constant goal-setting, effective communication and support. No longer is the function siloed from the other workings of the business, and rightly so. Employee engagement is key to the...

Risky Business: An introduction to Tristan Meears-White

Risky Business: An introduction to Tristan Meears-White

We’re committed to offering our community  unique, thought-provoking content to keep them notified on all things ‘health and safety technology’. This month we’re super excited to introduce our new Subject Matter Expert, Tristan Meears-White, hailed as a “key...

If data is the new oil…

If data is the new oil…

We’re told almost daily about the value of data. It’s often positioned as a panacea to improve business performance. Think: data on customers, buildings, employees, cars, machinery, and so on. With so many ways to generate and access data, Duncan Davies, CEO at Notify...

Notify guide to building a better safety culture

Notify guide to building a better safety culture

This blog follows on our recent post about attitudes towards technology amongst Health & Safety professionals. If you’ve decided to look more closely at how technology could help your organisation, then the five areas below are critical when deciding on the system...

Want to build a great safety culture? Think technology is the answer?

Want to build a great safety culture? Think technology is the answer?

In this blog by Notify CEO, Duncan Davies, he cautions against the idea that technology can deliver ‘all’ the answers, and shines a light on an under-rated and intangible organisational asset: data, big and small. Over the past few months of listening to company...