Still measuring HAVS manually?

HAVS prevention is a critical process to ensure the safety of workers on site. With between 200 and 500 new cases developing each year, and the total fines to date being £4.7m, can you afford to not measure HAVS?


Why is manual HAVS tracking a problem?

HAVS recording prevents Vibration White Finger, which is a long-term condition that can result from prolonged use of vibrating tools. However, sometimes it is not recorded at all, as workers don’t think it’s a priority.


A looming threat

Over 2 million people are at risk of developing whitefinger at any time, and there is over 300,000 advanced cases in the UK alone.


Held accountable years later

While not tracking HAVS correctly might not seem a big problem in the moment, you can be sued years after the fact when workers develop white finger (9% of all employer liability cases)


No audit trail

Without an audit trail, accountability is non-existent. Without transparent and enforceable procedures, or the explicit hand-over and acceptance of responsibility, it is impossible to ensure compliance and provide sufficient evidence at audit.


No urgency

It is difficult to measure time on a machine in the heat of the moment, and workers may give their safety a backseat in order to complete work on time.


No compliance

Non compliance leads to fines, NCRs, being taken to court, and losing out on work by being struck off the supplier list.


Bad data

As with any paper form, completed HAVS forms can be lost or damaged, which leads to non compliance and legal action.

So, what's the alternative?

Nutshell’s HAVS app is fully digital; you don’t need to worry about paper forms being lost or damaged.

Going digital allows for pre-emptive planning. Users select the make and model of equipment, input this with the time used, and our app does the rest.

Our HAVS app is used by some of the biggest names in construction and engineering, and is 100% customisable to your business and come free with a Nutshell subscription.

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Go fully digital in days, not months

Our Mobile HAVS App is fully-built and ready to be deployed to your workforce within a couple of days – all you need is a Nutshell subscription.

Want it customised to fit the way your business works? Nutshell’s simple drag-and-drop app editor makes it easy to tailor the apps to your business – and we’re not just talking about your logo and brand colours.

Everything in these apps – from the layout and navigation, form fields and validation rules, to the workflow itself and the underlying audit trail can be changed to fit the way your business already works.

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Nutshell is a trusted software partner to some of the world’s safest brands

Don’t take our word for it

Nutshell’s HAVS app is 100% customisable and are trusted by some of the biggest names in UK Rail, Construction and Engineering. Just read some of our case studies.

Siemens Rail Case Study

Case Study: Siemens Rail Services

Nutshell delivered more than 200% ROI for Siemens, rapidly building and deploying safety critical apps to trackside engineers…

Nutshell Apps BCM Construction Case Study

Case Study: BCM Construction

Nutshell helped BCM digitise the everyday processes most responsible for lost time and bad data, without breaking the bank…

Systra Rail Case Study

Case Study: Systra Rail

Nutshell helped Systra engineers reduce end-to-end data processing time by 75% with rapid no-code mobile app development

Save thousands on unnecessary admin

Whoever’s responsible for collating and validating data submitted for HAVS prevention will tell you the difficulties they face with time tracking and monitoring exposure.

According to McKinsey, employees spend 1.8 hours every day (that’s 9.3 hours per week) searching for and gathering information required to do their jobs.

Following our own research, one Facilities Management company with a fleet of 150 gas engineers reported they wasted 80 hours per month chasing up missing paperwork, at a cost of approx. £9,200 per year in lost time alone.

How much is it really costing your business?

Click here to download our free ebook: The Hidden Cost of Analogue” in which we show you how to calculate exactly how much money you’re wasting by not having a properly designed digital reporting solution.

“Users are now forced to fill in every form and they’re legible too, which minimises human error. We export the data weekly, which alone saves around one full admin salary a year.”

Sharon Parker

Lead Site Support Controller - Siemens

We have seen a big saving in the time it takes to process our submissions… the apps have save more than 300 man hours.

Stas Adamovic

Business Systems Support Analyst - Systra

Better reporting means fewer fines and NCRs

Bad data from missing, rushed and incomplete reports is one of the top causes of fines and NCRs. This is exacerbated further by clumsy administration; copying and pasting safety-critical data from WhatsApp is not good practice for data handling, and inevitably leads to human error.

With 7,075 notices issued by HSE in 2019/20 alone and £35.8 million issued in fines, an inefficient reporting process is a very efficient way to bankrupt your project.

Having greater control over the accessibility of reports, making them easier to fill out and submit, as well as being able to validate the quality of the data you capture significantly reduces the margin for error.

Fines and NCRs are far less likely when you tackle data quality at the source.

How it works

With Nutshell, taking your business digital couldn’t be easier…

1. Buy a subscription

Your Nutshell Customer Success manager will be your new best friend guiding you through the process.

2. Sit back and relax

We’ll customise your apps to fit your workflow, add your colours and logo… or we can just leave them be.

3. Publish to your workforce

As soon as your staff login to Nutshell, they’ll have access to your customised mobile apps straight away.

4. Kick back and relax (again)

Think of all the fun ways you can spend the time and money you’ve saved not having to chase missing data!

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Our build team will create it for you in just a few days. Just tell us what you need.