New health and safety app in top 10 downloads

RNF health and safety app
RNF health and safety app

The RNF Digital Innovation Safety Wizard app, launched last Friday, is now in the top ten most downloaded business apps in the UK.

Leamington-based RNF Digital Innovation developed the new app to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) meet their health and safety requirements.

It has been very well received by SMEs with 638 downloads of the app since it was launched on the Apple iOS platform.

The free-to-download Safety Wizard app, drawn directly from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Toolbox guidance offers SMEs a solution to help navigate a vast array of health and safety information.

It’s the first time a Toolbox guidance app has been developed using HSE website based information and as a result will offer SMEs the opportunity to access a treasure trove of data at the touch of a button.

The Safety Wizard app gives the user access to straightforward advice on the most common health and safety hazards and shows how SMEs can take practical steps to control the risks in their workplace.

There is advice on working environments and on the most common causes of accidents with helpful dos and don’ts. There are sections on the most common hazards such as electricity, gas, manual handling and harmful substances as well as simple risk assessment tools.

Managing director Rob Mannion said: “We are delighted that the Health and Safety Executive have supported us in developing the Safety Wizard app.

“It’s the first time that HSE’s Toolbox guidance has been available in this format and offers the user access to a rich seam of information designed to address their workplace health and safety needs. With its simple navigation and user friendly information sections we believe the Safety Wizard app will prove an invaluable aid for small and medium sized businesses.”

Roger Thomas, area manager for Leamington based Pure Office, one of the first businesses to use the app, said: “As someone who has responsibility for Health and Safety, I think the Safety Wizard is a brilliant idea.

The Safety Wizard, which is exclusive to the Apple iOS operating platforms, is available now as a free download from the Apple iTunes store.