Since announcing its Internet-based Occupation Safety and Health OSH compliance system, the phones haven't stopped ringing at Delphic Medical Systems, says product manager Meg Tillett.
Whoosh is designed to serve all customers individually for their OSH needs. For a monthly subscription, based on employee numbers, an organisation can register on the Whoosh Internet site — www.whoosh.co.nz — and have instant access to potentially all the assistance needed to meet OSH requirements.
That includes advice, manuals, a system for registering hazards, accidents and training. The subscriber's records are kept separately behind a firewall server.
"Were offering a 30-day free trial," Tillett says. "We've got a lot of subscribers already."
Delphic research showed that organisations were finding it difficult and expensive to comply with OSH regulations, which, among other requirements, mean that accident records had to be kept, hazards identified and adequate training and information provided for employees.
"In most cases, the time put into manual systems was quite prohibitive," Tillett says.
There is PC-based software available, but it requires regular updating.
OSH, a division of the Labour Department, has provided much of the reference material, and there has been an independent legal review to ensure the system covers all aspects of compliance.
Subscription rates for Whoosh range from $19.95 to $79.95 a month.