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The IsoMetrix EHS Solution

IsoMetrix is a leading software solution for Environmental Health and Safety. In a competitive landscape, what differentiates IsoMetrix? Let’s ask three typical users. What I love about IsoMetrix is the convenience. When I am out on site I can capture hazards I notice or record incident details even when off-line. Any IsoMetrix module can be turned into an app on a mobile device: Audits, inspections, Take 5s, whatever. To submit an observation is as easy as taking the photo and pressing Send. When I am back in the office, I use the dashboards to understand trends and exceptions, and also to monitor our performance against the targets we have set ourselves. We used to be dependent on spreadsheets for EHS management. And I spent most of my time cutting and pasting data, or chasing people up for figures. IsoMetrix lets me focus on my actual job. More than that, I am now able to make properly informed decisions and to visualise my data in ways that are intuitive. On logging in, my landing page shows me everything I need to know at a high level, with the ability to drill down into the detail. Here I can view my actions, or those of my team, understand risks through heat charts, and see critical leading indicators, which act as an early warning system. To understand risk better, the interactive Bowtie tool allows our team to work together to graphically understand unwanted events and the controls we need to put in place to mitigate the risks themselves, or the effects of the events should they transpire. By allowing my team to focus on critical controls, we have a much tighter grip on risk than we did previously. The tight integration between risk, controls and events allow us to learn from the past and institute measures quickly to prevent future occurrences. Innovatively, if there is an incident, IsoMetrix has flipped the bowtie around so that we can trace the critical path that led to it; and from there reassess the bowtie itself. (This section will be removed) When incidents occur, we are able to immediately understand the risks associated with this incident, review our risk assessments, and monitor our control performance for effectiveness. I also love being able to build my own monthly safety report that pulls data from several sources into my preferred format. I’m not a very technical person, but have been able to create my own dashboards as well. IsoMetrix is designed around the ISO standards and the Demming cycle of Plan Do Check Act and Review is entrenched in the philosophy of the software, helping us to drive continual improvement. IsoMetrix has also encouraged us to rethink our approach to HSE risk management. The software promotes a risk-centric approach, and relates everything back to a central register of risk resources. To me it’s about Compliance first and then driving business value through EHS performance. At a glance, I can see how we are performing in regard to our compliance obligations across all aspects of EHS, from legislation through to permits, standards, licences and commitments. The dashboards also reflect how we are doing against the targets we have set. Furthermore, IsoMetrix goes well beyond EHS. It is more of an EHS-centric GRC or ESG solution. Not only does IsoMetrix provide a comprehensive solution for all aspects of Environment Health and Safety, but I am able to assess risk across a wide number of disciplines, including social, quality and business continuity. My overarching mandate is Safety, Health and Environmental and Social Sustainability. IsoMetrix allows me to understand the overlapping risks across these disciplines. The ease with which IsoMetrix can be configured to our current and evolving requirements is a huge plus. I’ve been frustrated in the past with the degree to which we have had to compromise our preferred processes to accommodate software limitations, but with IsoMetrix, we are able to tailor the solution to just what we need. We are also embracing the Internet of Things, to drive efficiencies in the organisation, and the IsoMetrix IoT tools allow us to manage all this information, so that we are aware as soon as thresholds are breached or exceedances monitored. Being able to use drones for inspections, and have this information come through dynamically, as we are understanding the data visually through the integration with our GIS solution, has significantly improved our ability to work safely and make considered decisions. The information we are starting to receive from wearables and other monitoring devices is also providing a host more leading indicators warning that an unwanted event might occur.

Manage your EHS processes with the IsoMetrix EHS Management solution and improve operational performance, reducing risk and cost

The IsoMetrix EHS Management solution seamlessly combines different environment, health and safety (EHS) processes, giving you a single, comprehensive, integrated management solution.

IsoMetrix offers intuitive user interfaces that are tailored to our customers’ specific requirements, encouraging employee engagement. The built-in business intelligence drives informed decision-making and enables measurement of EHS performance against objectives.

 

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Why IsoMetrix?

The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP. 30 years ago, most companies had heavily fragmented ERP Systems: - a General Ledger from Supplier X, - a third-party Cashbook add-on, - an internal database for stock control, - spreadsheets for sales orders and - paper-based Purchase Orders. From the chaos of these separate systems arose the order of fully integrated ERP software suites. The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP. GRC systems are typically still fragmented; companies will have disparate electronic, spreadsheet and paper-based systems to manage quality, risk, safety, environment, business resilience, occupational health and hygiene, sustainability and many more. Fragmented systems bury important insights into the business, making effective management all but impossible. Only what is measured can be improved. By replacing unintegrated systems with a truly integrated solution, IsoMetrix introduces significant business efficiencies and provides visibility against HSE and GRC performance targets. The clarity an automated, integrated system provides drives informed decision-making. Enterprise risk disciplines are cross-functional, and focused on the impact on financial performance. Operational risk disciplines, however, are often treated separately even though they are usually inter-related. For example, a Quality incident could materialize in potentially significant impacts on Safety, Environmental, and Social. IsoMetrix consolidates modules such as loss events, non-conformances, safety and environmental incidents into an Events Module that is closely integrated with other modules such as Risk Assessment and Audit Management, promoting an understanding of the associations between different risk disciplines. So, what makes IsoMetrix such a powerful, integrated solution? All IsoMetrix applications are built using 15 basic building blocks, or controls. Like the base code of DNA, these controls can combine in an infinite number of combinations to form applications that cover all aspects of Governance, Risk and Compliance. Our customers get completely configured solutions but all use exactly the same source code, making IsoMetrix easy to support and upgrade. In addition, all data in IsoMetrix is related across all modules, producing a truly interconnected, holistic understanding of your business. Different users experience IsoMetrix differently. Andrea is a field employee who needs to Report a Hazard or an Incident. To do so, she can simply access IsoMetrix via her straightforward web interface, or via an app on her smartphone or tablet. It is quick and simple for her to enter the basic details of the incident. John – Andrea’s safety manager – is alerted about the incident via email. When he logs into IsoMetrix, he can validate the incident details and allocate the task of investigating the incident. John has configured his interface to highlight what is important to him. The personalised dashboards ensure he is able to manage by exception, focussing his attention where it is needed. Mirriam, the Director of Sustainability, interacts primarily with the system dashboards. She analyses them regularly: acting on trends, monitoring performance against targets, and keeping a close eye on leading indicators. Gone are the days of her capturing data to compile reports. With IsoMetrix, her system lives in real time. When she needs a report, she can generate one at the click of a button. As a result, Mirriam can spend more time planning and less time reacting. Data flows into IsoMetrix from multiple sources: • entry forms captured by employees, contractors and suppliers • handheld devices • smart meters • external databases such as ERP and HR systems • and the wearables, beacons and drones that make up the Internet of Things. Separate, this data is meaningless, but brought together into a cohesive whole, it provides an accurate picture of the governance health of the business, and allows the business to make better decisions based on predictive analytics The IsoMetrix Dashboards convert all this data into information, allowing you to identify high-risk activities, areas, and processes, as well as areas for improvement. IsoMetrix helps you to make better, informed decisions. At IsoMetrix our vision is to help you do Good Business.

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Benefits of the IsoMetrix EHS Management solution:

  • Standardize EHS best practices across your organization
  • Automate notifications and reminders to improve your process flow
  • Optimize your processes with visible performance monitoring
  • Reduce risk and costly incidents
  • Reduce hours lost through injuries and absenteeism
  • Increase your data and information security
  • Drastically reduce the cost and burden of reporting and administration

Our Customers

 
 

Integrated processes in the IsoMetrix EHS Management software suite:

  • Action and Issue Tracking
  • Audit and Assessment
  • Behavior-based Safety
  • Contractor Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Ideas and Suggestions
  • Incident Management
  • Inspections Management
  • Management Review
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Meeting Management
  • Non-Conformance Management
  • Objectives and Targets
  • Permits and Approvals
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Training and Competence

Additional:

  • Compliance Management
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Occupational Health Management
  • Occupational Hygiene Management
  • Document Management
  • Sustainability Reporting

Our Industries

 
 

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About IsoMetrix

We have designed our world-leading, integrated risk and compliance management software for HSE and sustainability experts who know what they want. At IsoMetrix we believe in Good Business. For us, that means helping you on the journey to a sustainable future, in which we look after our planet, the people and communities we work and live with, and ensure reduced risk – building more profitable and resilient organizations. In helping our customers to do good, we also help them do well. With offices in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia, IsoMetrix is geared to serve you at a global and local level.