We’ve recently announced that Papertrail is now managing over 2,000,000 safety and compliance records from over 2,100 account users around the world. We are processing more real-time data every day with a platform simple enough for small organisations and powerful enough for multinationals.
It has been over forty years since a generation of Mad Men and technology industry commentators coined the phrase, a ‘paperless office.’ They imagined a future where paper documents would be history, with everything stored and shared digitally.
It was quite a vision, considering that virtually every piece of hardware and software required to make an office paperless was yet to be invented. Since then, the technology sector and entrepreneurs have made it possible for businesses to function without paper.
Healthcare in the UK is going through seismic shifts, especially in NHS hospitals, trusts and medical centres; currently under pressure to find billions in savings whilst continuing to deliver on government targets.
Every workplace contains a certain amount of risk to those employed. Risks can come in many forms. From the drive to work, to stress, to jobs involving a more readily accepted higher amount of risk, such as working at height.
In the UK, there are dozens of different laws designed to protect workers, contractors and the general public from a wide spectrum of risks. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is one of the most well-known pieces of legislation. This is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with senior managers in private and public organisations responsible for implementation. Continue Reading…
A former government adviser warned the construction industry that health and safety is a “ticking timebomb”, as a result of HSE budget cuts.
The construction industry has been hiring in record numbers in recent years, thanks to a new post-recession boom in property and infrastructure projects. The tragic downside of this is the number of industrial incidents in building sites has doubled in recent years. Between 2001 and 2014 there have been 760 deaths on building and infrastructure sites. Continue Reading…
Can we imagine life without wi-fi and smartphones? There was a time before apps, social networks and a hyper-connected global culture. Connectivity, like our food chain, is all about convenience. Whatever we want, we want it now.
What we don’t often see, or think about, is the industry that makes all of this possible: telecoms providers. The telecoms industry is a label for a sector that includes everything from smartphone manufacturers to communication systems, wireless routers to outsourced call centres.
Globally, this is a multi-trillion dollar industry employing millions of people. Continue Reading…