JHS Health and Safety Consultants
Joe Endacott set up JHS Health and Safety Consultants in 2016. Based in Devon, the firm helps small and medium sized scaffolding businesses to fulfil their health and safety obligations. They aim to provide quality health and safety services. They keep the cost to their clients affordable. Their system reduces the admin burden for people who plan and manage scaffolding or other construction work. To achieve these aims, they provide time-saving services to help their clients to manage their health and safety at work.
Joe wanted to offer an automated online risk assessment tool to his customers. Having already built a WordPress website for the business with his own developer, Joe approached Outerbridge to provide a bespoke WordPress-based solution which would slot into the existing website. He was looking for a developer that would understand the complex technical requirements and translate them into a user-friendly system.
Firstly, Joe came up with some clear mock-ups of how he wanted the risk assessment tool to work. Secondly, we took these mock-ups and worked with him to specify a detailed solution. We then designed and built a fully-functional online risk assessment plugin. Although the system is technically very complex, our previous knowledge of risk management really helps us to understand projects of this nature. It is vital that the system is easy to use but still includes all the required features. Most important of all, the plugin not only provides the required functionality, but it integrates seamlessly with WordPress.
We paid particular attention to providing clarity in the layout, because risk assessments are inherently complex. We also added useful PDF functionality so that the users of the system can easily generate and print off a hard copy of their assessments. Finally, a key aspect of all our projects is to undertake very detailed testing of the system before delivery to our customer. Any glitches or issues are therefore sorted out at the development stage. User testing is therefore kept to a minimum.
Our project management services enable our customers to achieve their aims within a very short timescale. This type of technically difficult project is what we do best. We pride ourselves on translating difficult requirements into practical applications which help businesses to grow and provide great customer service. Seeing the wood for the trees is a vital skill in web development!