Control of Work (CoW) processes are no longer simply for high hazard industries, and this shifting mindset is changing the framework and fuelling an appetite for digital CoW solutions, according to a new report from Enablon.
Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, provides integrated software solutions for risk and compliance; engineering and operations; environment, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) and sustainability.
“What we’re seeing right now is a Control of Work revolution, where our customers are laser-focused on reducing risk while lowering costs,” says Noelle Harvey, senior director product management at Wolters Kluwer Enablon. “Control of Work is a top priority for companies of any size, no matter where they are on the risk scale in their industries. This confirms the strength of the Enablon Vision platform, which not only enables collaboration between different departments, but also allows businesses to assess and manage risk across workers, assets, and processes in real-time.”
Enablon commissioned independent research firm Verdantix to conduct the interview-based survey of 80 executives representing different job functions, industries, countries, and environment, health and safety (EHS) risk levels. The questions covered a range of topics, including key CoW processes and benefits, software purchasing preferences, and future investment plans.
Top findings include: incident management, permit to work, and shift management emerge as the top three essential CoW processes; multiple departments are responsible for managing CoW; software is essential for CoW processes to be successful – even more so during the pandemic; and organisations are using CoW software to bridge the gap between asset and worker risk management.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen the demand for CoW software growing – driven by the digitalisation of CoW processes and a change in mindset within organisations,” says Rob Davis (pictured), vice president product management at Wolters Kluwer Enablon. “Corporations have a mandate to get work done safely and efficiently, and they realise that can’t be accomplished without CoW software.”
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