According to the Aberdeen Group research report “Simplifying the Audit and Inspection Process to Improve Safety”, companies using best-in-class audit procedures saw a 13% decrease in regulation citations, while all others saw a 1% increase. Origami Risk’s audit solution addresses key challenges identified in the research and provides users with the tools required to realize success.
Ease of Use
Nearly all (98%) of best-in-class companies surveyed for the report completed safety audit action items on time. With an audit process that’s onerous or overly complicated, participation rates drop. To compound the issue, valuable time is then often spent following-up with stakeholders—whether it be to send reminders of approaching due-date, to request submission of overdue audit responses, or to verify that corrective actions are complete.
A well-designed process that takes into account ease of access and drives stakeholder accountability can go a long way to ensuring timely responses and high completion rates. Providing designated personnel with direct access to audit items using Origami Risk’s custom portal functionality allows for both simplified intake of audit data and documentation of any required corrective actions. The ability to set up automated notifications, task assignment, and reminders—sent via email or displayed on a dashboard upon system login—reduces administrative overhead, fosters accountability on the part of stakeholders, and, by streamlining the process, increases the likelihood of timely audit item completion.
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