ClearStream is one of Canada’s leading oil and gas solution providers. The company was sunsetting its legacy systems and wanted to improve its safety process by implementing a modern EHS solution.
As part of its efforts to keep the workplace healthy and safe for the employees and the environment, the company conducts several safety inspections every year. These range from site inspections to vehicle safety. In the earlier system, the safety data was gathered by the field staff – filling and submitting handwritten forms using Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint, which would then be manually typed into Excel by the health and safety team. As you can imagine, this led to several inefficiencies across the H&S workflow.
ClearStream offers a suite of more than 40 services to the oil and gas industry, ranging from manufacturing operations to field services such as sand mining. It had offices in remote locations or on forestry roads with poor or no internet access. People found it difficult to send filled-in forms. The management too did not get data on time, making it difficult to make critical safety decisions.
The company chose ComplianceQuest’s EHS solution for three key reasons:
- The CQ solution was flexible and scalable, and it seamlessly integrated with the company’s other business systems
- The safety team liked the fact that it was a low-code solution that was easy to configure as per the workflow needed by the company
- Most importantly, the CQ platform enabled data-driven decision-making
From a safety inspection point of view, it was easy to enter inspection data from the mobile, anytime and anywhere. If there was no connectivity, the data would sync once connectivity was established. The forms were user-friendly and the data was uploaded to the CQ EHS platform, making it accessible in real-time. The consolidation and simplification of the health and safety processes empowered the employees to follow stipulated procedures to ensure safety and compliance. The resources were also free to focus on higher leverage tasks.
The sandbox environment provided by ComplianceQuest also enabled the safe exploration, learning, and testing of data in a new system without the risk of the data being affected.
Why a Low Code Platform Makes a Difference?
With time to market becoming a key requirement today to survive the competition and improve customer satisfaction, one of the key software development trends is the use of low-code/no-code platforms. McKinsey also considers low-code and no-code development as one of the tools helping with Developer Velocity in enabling shorter development cycles and quicker releases with continuous improvement. Low-code/no-code allows ‘citizen developers’ or the average business user to develop applications even without experience in software development.
While low-code requires some programming skills, drag-and-drop components facilitate even non-technical business users to build simple applications. They can use it to adapt data, workflow, and analytics tools they are familiar with to create specific features or dashboards they need.
This is not just for developers, but also for business users who can participate proactively in customizing apps to suit their needs.
This is in alignment with ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems requirements, which stresses on continuous improvement through flexibility and periodic fine-tuning of processes based on incidents and feedback.
Benefits of an EHS Solution Developed Using Low Code Platforms
Businesses that opt for an Environment, Health, and Safety management system developed using low-code/no-code enable their end-users to implement and adapt it to their unique needs autonomously. While providing visibility into enterprise-wide data, it also empowers employees to actively participate in the safety processes from anywhere, anytime, while enabling an integrated risk-based approach.
Some of the key benefits of using a low-code/no-code EHS include:
- Being able to customize to meet the unique needs of the business
- Establishing a close relationship between the vendor and the business
- Greater user adoption with less training
- Continuous improvement and upgrades
Benefit #1 Flexibility: The ability to custom-develop features based on the individual needs of the company or the department is a great boon. Traditionally, this would have required heavy coding, which entails cost and time. Now, it is possible to upgrade and modify in much shorter time cycles, agilely making the changes as and when needed.
Benefit #2 Lower Costs: Lower coding enables faster development of codes, thereby lowering the cost of development. Since it allows citizen development, the need for technically qualified developers also comes down, thereby reducing the overall cost of development.
Benefit #3 Enhanced Employee Experience: Low-code development lets organizations quickly modify their workflows to suit the changing needs of the business and the associated risks to health and safety. This can help with the faster development of features that empower employees to participate in safety management proactively.
Benefit #4: Improved Access to Safety Data: A low-code application development platform enables visualizing valuable incident-related data for risk-based assessment of safety and continuous improvement. It can also help automate reminders for audits, inspections, and training. Automated workflows improve real-time data analytics, allowing stakeholders to identify risk patterns, implement appropriate controls, and grow business opportunities.
Benefit #5 Faster Automation of Safety Workflows: Low-code development helps businesses manage the complexity associated with automating safety workflows and build a next-gen EHS management software.
Key Advantages of ComplianceQuest’s EHS Platform
The ComplianceQuest EHS solution provides customers with the following benefits:
Faster Delivery of Software: The no-code/low-code solution imparts agility and nimbleness in implementing automation. Businesses can deploy EHS faster and at lower costs as there was no need for expensive professional services or efforts that stretch for months together. The intuitive front-end capabilities allow companies to implement this solution in-house.
Process Management & Custom Workflow: The cloud-based EHS from ComplianceQuest is designed for customization and flexibility, allowing the software to be modified as per the existing processes and workflows without any modification to the code and at scale.
Continuous Improvement (CI): It is essential that implementation does not delay the process of deploying business applications. By opting for a modular EHS, enterprises can implement critical safety features such as incident management, observations, document management, and audit management before adding other capabilities. Since continuous improvement is essential for businesses, a low-code EHS allows workflows to be adjusted and enhanced to catalyze improvement.
ComplianceQuest uses the Agile-Based CQ Delivery (ABCD) implementation methodology to implement the EHS solution. This is based on decades of successful safety and compliance implementation expertise across various industries. Specifically, we offer two approaches to implementation:
ABCD – Fast Start: ComplianceQuest works closely with its customers to create a unique, highly tailored implementation plan to guarantee success. ABCD – FastStart includes best practice guidance based on our out-of-the-box workflows.
ABCD – Success Start: ComplianceQuest’s ABCD-Success Start is an agile-based enterprise implementation methodology that offers highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced resources to provide guidance and assistance in creating the best possible EHS implementation strategy for our customers. ComplianceQuest uses the concepts of design workshops; iterative configuration builds; integrated testing and rapid knowledge transfer to help implement even the most complex EHS processes across your enterprise in a short time. Our ABCD-Success Start provides a highly tailored implementation plan to establish a culture of safety to empower employees to contribute to their own health and safety and protect the environment.
If you would like to know more about ComplianceQuest’s low-code features and how it can be customized to your business’s needs, request a demo here: https://www.compliancequest.com/online-demo