If you haven’t opened SafetyPin yet, then stop reading this right now, grab your phone and spend a minute or two getting yourself acquainted with the app. We promise it won’t be daunting.
This is because when you launch SafetyPin for the first time, we’ll walk you through the app and have you raising your very first safety hazard. Step-by-step.
1. Just tap OK
This is the first screen you will see when you open SafetyPin. Pretty easy huh?
2. Allow SafetyPin to access all the greatness on your phone
Ignore this step if you're an Android user.
This part is super important! After tapping OK, then make sure you enable notifications, photos and camera for SafetyPin otherwise it won’t work!
3. Get snapping (with your camera)
Once you’ve completed the previous step, you should now be ready to take photo of your first hazard for SafetyPin.
Start looking or wandering around your workplace to see if there is anything dangerous or has the potential to hurt your workmates, boss or visitors.
Snap your camera when you see one.
If you can’t see any, then you will definitely see it when you answer these questions:
- When was the last time someone got hurt at your work, and how?
- When was the last time someone nearly got hurt, and how?
- When was the last time you found something at work and thought “hmm, this looks dangerous…”?
- When was the last time you felt tired/stress at work, and what was the cause?
Remember you can always delete a hazard later if it’s truly trivial. So in the beginning it’s better to err on the side of caution and record something even if you don’t think it’s likely to harm someone. People often find that their seemingly insignificant hazard attracting supportive comments from their team - maybe even people who were previously hurt by the hazard.
Some commonly overlooked (but legitimate) hazards include a heavy workload, prolonged sedentary work, fatigue, ventilation, poor lighting, and expired food in the fridge.
Still having trouble? Or the hazard is somewhere we you can’t currently get to? Just take a photo of your hand and come back to it later!
We don’t recommend selfies, as getting up close and personal with a hazard could be dangerous!
4. Describe the hazard (so your team can be on the lookout)
Having a photo is well and good but with some words will go a long way.
Simply tap the hazard within the photo you've just taken with your camera or uploaded, and tell SafetyPin what the hazard is, so your team will know what to look for once it's submitted.
Specify what has happened.
Specify what's the worst that could have happened. You might have gotten lucky this time around, but next time that might not be the case!
Specify who was or could have been affected by the hazard.
The hazard is now ready to be submitted.
However, you might want to:
- Change the location (in case your GPS isn't working properly or you're logging the hazard from a different location)
- Describe the hazard in more detail
- Add more photos to it
- Describe the hazard using voice memo (if you prefer not to type)
Once you're ready, just hit Submit.
Congratulations for logging your very first hazard with SafetyPin!
After submitting your first hazard, you will be presented with the Dashboard screen.
At this point you've reached this point (congrats once again!), you can either:
- Raise another hazard (tap on the New Hazard button)
- Create a team (if you're the Owner/Leader)
- Join an existing team (if you're a Team Member)