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Improvements to Personnel and Digital Signatures

October 22, 2019

We have some big changes to Supervision & Personnel and Digital Signatures going live on Wednesday 23rd October (we’ll have some scheduled downtime at 18:00 for approx. 1 hour). Here’s a rundown of the changes we’ve made: Supervision & Personnel Supervision & Personnel has moved; it is no longer in the Project details step of […]

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Get a sneak peek of Training Register at #SHE19

June 13, 2019

In less than a week, over 20,000 safety professionals will be flocking to the annual Safety & Health Expo at London’s Excel Centre. The HANDS HQ team will be in Stand SH2020 showing off our latest feature – Training Register. Transforming training management Training Register, launching at the expo, will allow companies to manage the […]

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Ebook: How to write a risk assessment

May 7, 2019

Despite being fundamental to a safe system of work, there’s still so much confusion surrounding risk assessments. When they’re needed, what to include and how to write one. Risk assessments are often viewed as time-consuming to produce. They are overly long and need health & safety experts involved to create. And a lot of the […]

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What we’ll build in 2019

March 1, 2019

2018 was a big year for HANDS HQ. We launched a major new feature, Risk Register, which gives health and safety teams total control over their risk assessment library. The product team also completed a major upgrade to digital signatures so RAMS can be signed on site with a mobile device, capturing a photo for […]

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New feature: take control of your risk assessment library with content editing

September 4, 2018

Creating and storing a library of risk assessments and method statements in a shared folder your team can use may seem straightforward. But time and again we hear that despite having a shared library in place, teams return to old RAMS from previous projects as the starting point for new ones. As a result, out of […]

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Product update: showing a risk assessment has been edited

July 17, 2018

To give users and reviewers a quick overview of how task-specific a project might be, HANDS HQ now indicates which risk assessments have been edited. On the risk assessment step of a project, the button next to the corresponding risk assessment will change to ‘Edited’ to reflect that it has been updated.

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Introducing Risk Register: the definitive place to manage your organisation’s risk assessments

July 16, 2018

At HANDS HQ we focus on making the risk assessment process painless. Over the past five years, we have frequently heard that there is a disconnect between the health & safety teams creating and maintaining master risk assessments and the project teams who continue to use old versions, regardless of the fact they’re out of […]

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Product update: changing the name of a risk assessment

July 13, 2018

The latest update to the HANDS HQ product is the ability to edit the name of a risk assessment within a project, giving you more control over your final document. Simply click the ‘Edit’ button on the risk assessment you want to change, then click the underlined risk assessment name in the header and make […]

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Certifications abound at HANDS HQ!

July 5, 2018

Over the past few months at HANDS HQ, the team has not only been launching class-leading developments to our platform, including Risk Register and Digital in-person signatures, we have also been working behind the scenes to ensure our business itself is world-class. We are pleased to announce the successful completion of three initiatives we’ve been […]

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New feature: Digital in-person signatures

May 14, 2018

For many of our customers, getting personnel sign-off on RAMS is an essential part of their workflow, providing evidence the workforce has seen and accepted the safe system of work. But, for many, this process can be laborious. Often, RAMS will have to be printed out and taken to site to obtain all the signatures […]

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