NRS Healthcare are going beyond compliance and delivering a commitment to first-class health and safety with SafetyCulture.
Decrease in RIDDOR accidents
score in a recent external audit
NRS Healthcare supports local authorities and NHS Trusts to meet the needs of the communities they serve, from equipment and technology to clinical services. The highest standards of health, safety and quality are paramount to protect the firm’s hard-earned reputation in this highly regulated and competitive industry. That’s why Simon Jones, Head of HSE turns to SafetyCulture as a framework for the work his team are doing to maintain and improve QHSE standards.
Since joining the business 6 months ago, Simon has ramped up the use of SafetyCulture at NRS Healthcare to spectacular results. He saw the impact using the platform could have on standards in a previous role, and wanted to transform the safety culture at NRS.
Thanks to Simon’s dedication and the easy-to-use features of SafetyCulture, the team saw a 50% increase in the number of inspections conducted within 5 weeks. Already this has translated to a 63% decrease in workplace RIDDOR accidents over 6 months.
The transformation is making waves outside of the business too. Commissioners are taking the verifiable health and safety measures at NRS into consideration during bids and tenders. “We always show commissioners our reports and inspections. We can show them our policy and then evidence them with the report. It’s really invaluable.”
Having a regular log of audits across a range of activities and equipment at NRS recently impressed an NHS commissioning group as part of an external audit of the business. NRS Healthcare was awarded a perfect 100% score as part of the audit for the first time in its history.
In addition to inspections, Simon is a fan of the HeadsUp feature for communicating updates and changes his team needs to be aware of through a combination of video and documentation. He encourages the team to use HeadUp’s commenting features to ask questions and acknowledge the messages, improving accountability and engagement in the process.
Despite all this success, Simon and his team are taking their commitment to health and safety even further. They’re one of the first teams to complete SafetyCulture’s next-level training scheme – SC Certified. Several NRS team members are now SC Certified, helping them to get even more value out of SafetyCulture.
“We’ve used SC Certified to show managers the benefits of the platform and how easy it is to use. It’s a great way for them to show commitment.”
Simon’s team now jumps at the opportunity to receive new training, with them proactively tackling new lessons in the SC Certified course unprompted.
Simon and NRS have proven how even established organizations have room to improve. SafetyCulture’s platform supports businesses to take a proactive approach to their health and safety with a low-cost, easy-to-use tool.
Go beyond compliance and commit to health and safety excellence – try the SafetyCulture platform today.