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March 25, 2014

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Company awarded £100,000 to develop health and safety app



A company that specialises in developing apps has been awarded £100,000 to develop a new health and safety app.
RNF Digital Innovation secured the grant from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) smart fund, which exists to help companies with innovative ideas deliver their products to the market.
The proposal for the app is to create a cloud-based service based on real time intelligent forms fully compliant with all health and safety legislation. 
The app is intended to be used by those with responsibility for health and safety within a company and, if successful, will enable businesses to manage their health and safety obligations more easily.
The grant will help RNF Digital Innovation in the initial feasibility study, basic prototyping and specialist testing of the app.
Rob Mannion, managing director at RNF Digital Innovation, said: “We are really excited to have secured this funding to develop the health and safety app. This app has the capacity to revolutionise the way companies fulfill their health and safety obligations.
“By switching from a conventional form-based process to our system the business will improve efficiencies by eliminating hardware, paper handling, improved use of time, new metrics and improving internal communications.”
He added that it would also reduce errors by minimising cycle times and providing up-to-date information to all staff, as well as having the potential to reduce companies health and safety spend by up to 50 per cent. 

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