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Mobile Worker Management
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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.

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Lone Worker Management
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Lone Worker Management
Our Lone Worker solution provides complete visibility no matter where your workers are, effective communication with periodic check-ins and a fast and reliable emergency escalation process.
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EHS Management
Incident Reporting
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EHS Management
Our Incident Reporting solution helps you prevent workplace injuries by capturing crucial details, assigning corrective actions, and safety trend analysis with data-driven insights.

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Hazard Identification
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Hazard Identification
With our Hazard Identification solution, you can capture, prioritize and control workplace hazards. Unlike paper-based solutions, anyone can report a hazard while working out in the field. The report is done quickly and from any mobile or web-based device.
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Safety Observations
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Safety Observations Guide
Our safety observation solution offers real-time communication, ensuring swift action on safety concerns. It streamlines and improves employee safety, empowering safety managers to proactively mitigate risks and drive a safer work environment.
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Audits and Inspections
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Audits and Inspections Guide
With our Audits & Inspections solution, you can schedule and assign standardized Audits & Inspections. Allocate corrective actions and track the progress of remediation efforts.
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Fatigue Management
Alertness Tracking
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Fatigue Management
Our proactive Fatigue Management solution uses a game-like quiz to identify when your people are struggling with alertness, a leading indicator of fatigue.
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Training Tracker
Our Training Tracking solution simplifies the complexities of safety training scheduling. Build out training curriculums by site, role or project and rely on automated training reminders and renewals.
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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.
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Mining, Oil and Gas
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Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Manufacturing
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Ou safety software empowers the manufacturing industry to create safer, healthier, and more productive workspaces. We help you to truly become the guardian of your workforce's safety, protecting the backbone of your organization from the risks that could grind your progress to a halt.
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Construction and Engineering
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Our safety management solution was built manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Construction Industry including safety processes for workers that travel or work alone, with a comprehensive EHS Management tool.
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Transport and Logistics
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We help Transport and Logistics companies to streamline incident reporting, real-time monitoring of drivers, enhance compliance management, and enable data-driven decision-making. Experience a safer and more efficient operation with SafetyIQ.
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Health and Community Services
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We help Health and Community Services Organisations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. Our Safety management platform is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Health and Community Services Industry.
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Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.
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Lone Worker Management
Our Lone Worker solution provides complete visibility no matter where your workers are, effective communication with periodic check-ins and a fast and reliable emergency escalation process.
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Incident Reporting
Our Incident Reporting solution helps you prevent workplace injuries by capturing crucial details, assigning corrective actions, and safety trend analysis with data-driven insights.

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Hazard Identification
With our Hazard Identification solution, you can capture, prioritize and control workplace hazards. Unlike paper-based solutions, anyone can report a hazard while working out in the field. The report is done quickly and from any mobile or web-based device.
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Hazard Identification Guide
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Safety Observations
Our Safety Observation solution offers real-time communication, ensuring swift action on safety concerns. It streamlines and improves employee safety, empowering safety managers to proactively mitigate risks and drive a safer work environment.
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Audits and Inspections
With our Audits and Inspections solution, you can schedule and assign standardized Audits and Inspections. Allocate corrective actions and track the progress of remediation efforts.
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Training Tracker
Our Training Tracking solution simplifies the complexities of safety training scheduling. Build out training curriculums by site, role or project and rely on automated training reminders and renewals.
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Fatigue Management
Our proactive Fatigue Management solution uses a game-like quiz to identify when your people are struggling with alertness, a leading indicator of fatigue.
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Mining, Oil and Gas
Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Manufacturing
Our safety software empowers the manufacturing industry to create safer, healthier, and more productive workspaces. We help you to truly become the guardian of your workforce's safety, protecting the backbone of your organization from the risks that could grind your progress to a halt.
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Manufacturing Safety Guide
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Construction and Engineering
Our safety management solution was built to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Construction Industry including safety processes for workers that travel or work alone, with a comprehensive Safety Management Platform.
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Transport and Logistics
We help Transport and Logistics companies to streamline incident reporting, real-time monitoring of drivers, enhance compliance management, and enable data-driven decision-making. Experience a safer and more efficient operation with SafetyIQ.
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Health and Community Services
We help Health and Community Services Organisations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. Our Safety management platform is specifically configured to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Health and Community Services Industry.
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Collaborative Robotics for Safety and Productivity in Manufacturing

Collaborative robotics, also known as "cobots," refer to robots that are specifically engineered to operate in conjunction with human labor, in contrast to conventional industrial robots that operate in isolation. Unlike their predecessors, cobots can detect and respond to their human counterparts, making them safer and more productive in manufacturing settings.

In manufacturing, safety and productivity are critical factors for success. Accidents and workplace injuries can result in lost productivity, increased costs, and even lawsuits. On the other hand, a high level of productivity is essential for manufacturing businesses to remain competitive in a constantly evolving marketplace.

Benefits of collaborative robotics in manufacturing

Collaborative robotics has many benefits for manufacturing, including improved safety and increased productivity. Let's take a closer look at these benefits:

Improved Safety in the Workplace

One of the most significant advantages of collaborative robotics is improved workplace safety.

Recent studies conducted by Travelers Insurance have shown that implementing manufacturing automation, specifically cobots, can significantly decrease the occurrence of workplace injuries caused by heavy lifting, contact with harmful objects, and repetitive stress. In fact, the studies indicate that utilizing cobots in manufacturing can lead to a reduction in workplace injuries by as much as 72%. This data highlights the potential of cobots to improve workplace safety and reduce the risks of injuries that workers face in industrial settings.

Cobots are designed to work alongside human workers, rather than replacing them, and can assist with tasks that may be hazardous or difficult for people to perform. This can lead to a reduction in workplace accidents, which not only improves worker safety but also saves manufacturers money in the long run.

In addition, cobots can minimize the risk of human error, which is a leading cause of accidents in manufacturing. With the ability to detect and respond to human movements, cobots can help workers avoid mistakes that could lead to injury or damage to equipment.

Furthermore, collaborative robotics can enhance worker well-being. By taking on repetitive, physically demanding tasks, cobots can reduce the risk of injury and fatigue for workers. This, in turn, can lead to improved morale and job satisfaction among employees.

Increased Productivity

Collaborative robotics also has a significant impact on productivity in manufacturing. By working alongside human workers, cobots can help to speed up production times, improve product quality, and reduce costs.

Faster Production Times

Cobots can perform tasks much faster than humans, which can lead to faster production times. With cobots taking on repetitive or tedious tasks, human workers can focus on more complex tasks that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Higher Product Quality

Collaborative robotics can also lead to higher product quality. By using sensors and other advanced technologies, cobots can detect defects or errors in products and ensure that they are corrected before leaving the factory.

Improved Cost Efficiency

Finally, collaborative robotics can improve cost efficiency for manufacturers. By automating tasks that would otherwise require human labor, cobots can help to reduce labor costs and improve overall efficiency in the manufacturing process.

EVCO Plastics, a manufacturing company in Wisconsin, have cobots that can do multiple human jobs.

Implementation of collaborative robotics in manufacturing

While collaborative robotics has numerous benefits for manufacturing, implementing cobots into a production line requires careful planning and preparation. Here are some key factors to consider when integrating cobots into a manufacturing process:

Assessment of Needs and Integration

The first step in implementing collaborative robotics is to assess the needs of the manufacturing process and identify areas where cobots could be most beneficial. This requires a thorough understanding of the existing production line, the tasks being performed, and the potential for automation.

Once the assessment is complete, the integration of cobots into the manufacturing process can begin. This may involve retrofitting existing machinery or purchasing new equipment, depending on the specific needs of the production line.

Training and Maintenance

Effective implementation of collaborative robotics also requires proper training and maintenance. Workers must be trained to operate and interact with cobots, including programming and troubleshooting tasks. Ongoing maintenance is also necessary to ensure that the cobots operate at optimal performance and minimize the risk of breakdowns or malfunctions.

Challenges and Limitations

There are a few challenges and limitations to consider when implementing collaborative robotics. For example, cobots require a certain level of programming and customization to work effectively with specific manufacturing processes. This means that they may not be suitable for all types of manufacturing, or may require significant investment in programming and customization.

In addition, cobots may not be able to perform certain tasks that require a high level of dexterity or fine motor skills or may not be cost-effective for smaller manufacturing operations.

Despite these challenges, the benefits of collaborative robotics for safety and productivity in manufacturing make it a worthwhile investment for many businesses. By carefully assessing needs, providing proper training and maintenance, and addressing challenges and limitations, manufacturers can successfully implement cobots into their production lines and achieve significant improvements in efficiency and safety.

Get with the Program: How SafetyIQ is Revolutionizing Manufacturing Safety

One essential tool for managing safety in manufacturing is health and safety management software. Many manufacturers still rely on manual systems or outdated technology to manage safety, which can be time-consuming and inefficient. By implementing health and safety management software, manufacturers can streamline the process of monitoring and managing safety, reducing the risk of accidents and incidents in the workplace.

At SafetyIQ, we specialize in providing tailored safety management software to help businesses like yours reduce workplace injuries. Our cloud-based software is designed to enhance, formalize, prioritize, and streamline safety processes, thereby minimizing safety risks and saving you both time and money. In fact, we are confident that our software can provide a return on investment of up to 10 times the initial investment

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