Skanska has chosen InstaAudit as their Safety Observation and Reporting Tool


Skanska has chosen InstaAudit as their Safety Observation and Reporting Tool. Skanska tells about the benefits of InstaAudit for building a new hospital in Kainuu in their recent blog post.

“InstaAudit helps us quickly react to necessary information that is efficiently transmitted to the right person. Now, all parties involved in a large project have the same facts, and the tackling of problems and sharing of responsibilities is clearer”, says Jukka Lintunen, the responsible site foreman, Skanska, who emphasizes the transparency of building information. Therefore, the reports on EHS are available even to third parties.

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Skanskan vastaava työnjohtaja Jukka Lintunen Kainuun uuden sairaalan työmaalla. Kuva Skanskan luvalla julkaistu.

BACKGROUND: The Kainuu (Finland) new hospital is delivered as an integrated project by 2021. An Integrated project means a joint organisation between the owner, planners and construction companies that were selected after public procurement. The partners are Kainuun region sote, Sweco, Skanska and Caverion In this alliance model, all these parties are jointly responsible for the process and results of the project. All the risks and benefits are shared to ensure the commitment for the best possible outcome. The overall budget is 153 M€ (excluding owner ict investments).

The hospital will be delivered in several phases to ensure the ongoing operation of the existing hospital. The first building sections are estimated to commission in 2019.

The program size will be approx. 46 200 square meters (total) which consists of three buildings:
– (new) main hospital (42 800 m2)
– (new) logistic terminal (1000 m2)
– (renovation) existing hospital (2 400 m2)

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InstaAudit Developer, LIS Group Ltd, is Finland’s largest expert in occupational safety and security, and LIS Group offer a wide range of services to the private and public sectors.


How we built the world’s simplest chemical registry


It is very hard to refuse a client’s request when it is said like: “You guys have to build a chemical registry service, only you are capable of providing the kind of software that we would actually want to use.” Inspired by this request, we studied how our client’s manage their chemicals and their material safety data sheets. We looked for following things: have the chemical catalogs and their hazard statements been updated to comply with the CLP regulation (H-phrases, P-phrases, hazard category and hazard class), have the exposure scenarios, that SDS might include, been evaluated and documented, are a risk assessments done, and are the material safety data sheets up to date.

We discovered that companies clearly have a need for a chemical registry, which would truly be easy to use. We also noticed, that the software in use felt too complicated, and internal excel spreadsheets /sharepoint lists were causing too much unnecessary work.

We teamed up with pilot companies and started building chemical registry-service. After some time, chemical registry 1.0 was born….and it turned out to be far too complex and hard to use. Its usability was on par with the existing software – we really didn’t like it. We scrapped the product and returned to the drawing board to rediscover the simplicity and usability we had lost during the project.

By the way, it wasn’t easy decision to discard many months’ worth of work, and we were tempted to give our clients access to a product that would be similar to the others already available on the market. We could have recouped development costs by starting sales.

However, we stuck by our philosophy of only offering products that we can be proud of and which we, as clients, would use ourselves. What followed was intense months of work full of planning, programming, testing and interviews. After the crunch was over, our current chemical registry service had emerged. The first comment from a client who was testing the system was, “This is amazing.” That’s when we knew that this would become a hit and we had succeeded.

The chemical registry includes material safety data sheet management, risk assessment of chemicals, a quick guide and labels, usage and storage amounts and a chemical catalog. The inputted data from storage amounts, together with hazard statements, also serves as good base when doing ratio calculations (suhdelukulaskenta). The chemical registry of course runs responsively on mobile devices, but that’s how our software always works.



Would you like to have a customized dashboard for your companies EHSQ Data?


We are very excited to release major update to our integrated Analytics-module in InstaAudit-platform next week. Throughout the autumn we held workshops with our clients and based on the feedback received from those sessions, we are ready to bring next generation solution to our Analytics. This is going to be a whole new ball game.

After the update customized Dashboards can tailored according to companies specific needs. We also extensively studied the current popular BI (Business Intelligence) – platforms and used them as inspiration for best practices. One excellent platform in this domain was Qlikview/Sense.

Our vision has from the start been to build software that is extremely easy to use and to modify. With this update we will make Analytics-module true to this vision, flexible and easy to use.

From the tiny screenshot below the most attentive users can already spot some of the new and coming features.

Stay tuned while we wrap this up, we really cannot wait to be able to share this with all of you!


Eurosafety 2016 Tampere, Finland – Digitalization in OHS


Are you interested in these?

• mobile e-learning
• mobile audits, risk assessment, near miss reports, task management
• mobile chemical registry
• visual EHSQ trainings

Come meet the Finland’s simplest men building world’s simplest EHSQ platform. We will be attending Eurosafety 2016 during 13 – 15.9, you can find us from area A13, LIS Group. Come say hi and talk about digital tools to streamline and improve EHSQ processes. Our platform covers everything from near miss reports to e-learning and chemical registries.

Our Master of Safety Jani Pihl, will also be offering presentation about OHS Digitalization, at Speakers Corner 15.9. at 12.30-13.00, but that’s going to be in Finnish.

Drop us few lines through the the blue chat icon in your screen lower right corner and let’s meet up!

Our Eurosafety 2016 information