EVRAZ pioneers Hunt for Risk mobile app to fight workplace risks
EVRAZ (LSE: EVR) developed the mobile application Hunt for Risk to identify and address workplace risks. This is a unique project for a major steel and mining company in Russia: involving gamification techniques, it helps enhance the safety culture across the business.
EVRAZ workers use the app to capture unsafe areas or processes at or near their workplaces and upload the snapshots to the central database to obtain guidance on handling hazards and/or have risks addressed by specialists. Risk alerts will be pushed to dozens of responsible roles within EVRAZ, including top management.
In the application’s backend, all risks are classified and assigned measures to address them, making Hunt for Risk a universal tool for all EVRAZ’s Divisions. Another functionality the app supports is recording unsafe work refusal.
To use the anti-risk application, risk prevention measures must be observed, too: take photos from safe vantage points and only where smartphones are permitted, or use text messages instead. For each risk identified, workers accrue points, which can be exchanged for prizes and branded souvenirs.
‘Hunt for Risk is a key tool of the risk management system that we started implementing in early 2020, aiming to prevent and eliminate threats to safety. With a mobile app, we can involve most employees, because it makes reporting and eliminating risks easy, simple, and fast,’ – says Konstantin Rubin, EVRAZ Vice President, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment.EVRAZ is actively implementing cutting-edge technology and digital solutions as part of its Digital Transformation programme. The company prioritised several areas, including advanced analytics, expert systems, mobile solutions, electronic document flow, and video analytics. Digital tools are implemented at manufacturing sites and in internal communications. EVRAZ mobile apps enjoy a total usership of over 30,000.