20th of July 2018

EHS Management Systems: The Basics

A major concern for any employer is ensuring the health and safety of their staff. However, this is not an easy task. There are constantly changing government regulations you must comply with, equipment that must be maintained, data to be collected, staff to be trained…the list goes on! So how can you ensure that you are able to manage all these elements and keep your staff safe?

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management System

An EHS Management System tracks business processes to identify, manage and mitigate health and safety risk. An EHS management system will usually consist of:

  • a safety plan
  • training
  • monitoring and reporting
  • supervision
  • assessments
  • policies and processes

What are the benefits?

Up to date compliance

Health and safety regulations can change unexpectedly. This can be hard to keep track of. An EHS management system will:

  • Automatically identify regulatory requirements for your company.
  • Track any changes in legislation.
  • Collect data to report on business KPI’s.

Less injury and illness

Even if your company has taken every measure to be compliant, there is always risk of accidents or illness. To further lower this risk, it is important that you take a proactive approach to employee heath and safety. An EHS management system helps do this by:

  • Incorporating job safety analysis to identify key risk areas.
  • Training to ensure staff know how to carry out their work safely.
  • Tools to schedule and track maintenance, identifying equipment issues. 

Increases your profit margin

Health and safety incidents can have a serious financial impact on your company. When an employee is sick or injured the company may incur the costs of lost time, insurance, litigation and medical fees.

By creating a safe working environment, you can reduce compensation costs and improve brand reputation. 

Lower turnover and improved employee morale

Employees are more motivated and committed to a company if they feel that their health and safety is being taken seriously.

An EHS management system shows that you are making a commitment to staff. This will lead to lower turnover and therefore, decreased risk. Mistakes are more likely to be made when there are a large number of new employees.

Creates a central data repository

An EHS management system ensures that all data is entered in the same format, using the same standards and storing it in one simple, easy to access repository. You can utilise the reporting tools to quickly obtain data, create comprehensive reports, and present information in a visually appealing way.

At Elumina we have designed streamlined software that makes EHS management simple and effective.  Quicksafe provides you with a structured workflow, incorporating all safety considerations such as risk assessments, incident management and chemical registers. It is complimented by Quickclaim, a central repository to track all claims and injury management.

A major concern for any employer is ensuring the health and safety of their staff. However, this is not an easy task. There are constantly changing government regulations you must comply with, equipment that must be maintained, data to be collected, staff to be trained…the list goes on! So how can you ensure that you are able to manage all these elements and keep your staff safe?

Environmental Health and Safety Management Software.

An EHS Management System tracks business processes to identify, manage and mitigate health and safety risk. An EHS management system will usually consist of:

  •      a safety plan
  •      training
  •      monitoring and reporting
  •      supervision
  •      assessments
  •      policies and processes

What are the benefits?

  • Up to date compliance
  • Health and safety regulations can change unexpectedly. This can be hard to keep track of. An EHS management system will:
  • Automatically identify regulatory requirements for your company.
  •  Track any changes in legislation.
  • Collect data to report on business KPI’s.
  • Less injury and illness

 


Even if your company has taken every measure to be compliant, there is always risk of accidents or illness. To further lower this risk, it is important that you take a proactive approach to employee heath and safety. An EHS management system helps do this by:

  • Incorporating job safety analysis to identify key risk areas.
  • Training to ensure staff know how to carry out their work safely.
  • Tools to schedule and track maintenance, identifying equipment issues. 
  • Increases your profit margin


Health and safety incidents can have a serious financial impact on your company. When an employee is sick or injured the company may incur the costs of lost time, insurance, litigation and medical fees.

By creating a safe working environment, you can reduce compensation costs and improve brand reputation. 

  • Lower turnover and improved employee morale
  • Employees are more motivated and committed to a company if they feel that their health and safety is being taken seriously.
  • An EHS management system shows that you are making a commitment to staff. This will lead to lower turnover and therefore, decreased risk. Mistakes are more likely to be made when there are a large number of new employees.
  • Creates a central data repository

An EHS management system ensures that all data is entered in the same format, using the same standards and storing it in one simple, easy to access repository. You can utilise the reporting tools to quickly obtain data, create comprehensive reports, and present information in a visually appealing way.

At Elumina we have designed streamlined software that makes EHS management simple and effective.  Quicksafe provides you with a structured workflow, incorporating all safety considerations such as risk assessments, incident management and chemical registers. It is complimented by Quickclaim, a central repository to track all claims and injury management.