A fully digital end-to-end process for permits to work
Quentic is expanding its Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) software offering to include a new ‘Control of Work’ module. The latest major update to Quentic added this new module, which allows users to digitally create, manage and monitor permits to work. Permits to work ensure that non-routine work, such as maintaining industrial assets, is safely handled by employees and contractors alike. The fully digital process effectively streamlines EHS procedures and enhances compliance with various relevant norms, such as the ISO 45001 standard. Control of Work seamlessly integrates with other offerings from the modular Quentic platform.
Software as a Service provider Quentic introduces the new Control of Work module to its platform for Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At the core of the new functionalities is a component that allows users to create, manage and monitor permits to work directly in the Quentic platform.
Bringing safety and safeguards to the frontline with permits to work
The Control of Work module streamlines the entire permit to work process, from creation to approval to activation. Permits to work, a widely accepted and commonly used industry standard, ensure safe handling of non-routine work, such as maintaining industrial assets, and are an important safety document for both regular employees and hired contractors. Adding this functionality to the set of Quentic modules, bridges the gap between EHS management and operational work by bringing vital safeguards directly to frontline workers.
Information about risks, safeguards, hazardous materials and safety measures are to a large extent already managed in the Quentic Core, Health & Safety, Hazardous Materials or Legal Compliance modules. The Permit to Work component accesses and compiles available information to create context-relevant permit documents in a step-by-step process. Additional information, such as emergency details, or Lockout Tagout (LoTo) documents, can be added at the user’s discretion. Managing permit documents digitally streamlines the procedures around getting approval and enacting changes, connects involved parties instantly and allows for real-time oversight of ongoing activities. This increases productivity while minimizing paperwork and waiting times.
Enhancing compliance with ISO 45001
Control of Work is an important aspect of contractor safety management. The ISO 45001 standard obligates organizations to ensure that their safety requirements are consistently met by both contractors and employees. Permits to work are an efficient way to facilitate this process. In combination with other Quentic modules, such as Health & Safety, Online Instructions, Hazardous Materials, Legal Compliance and Risk & Audits, the new Control of Work module further increases an organization’s compliance with ISO requirements.
While developing the Control of Work module, Quentic collaborated closely with a group of customers who contributed their industry-expertise. Dr. Mario Lenz, Chief Product Officer at Quentic, affirms: “The productive and trustful partnership with our customers not only ensures that our new solution meets the needs of the industry, but will also further drive our efforts in continuously adding more functionalities to this new module and the whole Quentic Platform.”
Module Control of Work
Dr. Mario Lenz, CPO of Quentic
Quentic is one of the leading providers of Software as a Service solutions for the European EHS and CSR markets. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and employs more than 250 people. Branch offices are located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy. Over 700 customers have chosen Quentic software solutions to enhance their EHS and CSR management.
With nine individually combinable modules, the online platform comprises Health & Safety, Risks & Audits, Hazardous Materials, Legal Compliance, Control of Work, Online Instructions, Processes, Environment, and Sustainability. The platform supports comprehensive management systems certified according to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 45001. Quentic networks data, connects all EHS and CSR actors in a single space, and encourages engagement across the entire field – via browser or app. Business processes can be efficiently managed in accordance with legal requirements, even as tasks interlock across departments, sites and countries.