RSSB’s in-house SMIS development team has been looking at how the personal accident and injury forms can be improved to reduce the time it takes to enter data into SMIS. This has been done with the SMIS data entry users and the SMIS Advisory Group.
The new Personal Accident Form was implemented in January 2021 and has approximately 60% fewer fields to complete. In addition, this change will deliver long-term benefits which include the ability to export data from other safety management systems directly into SMIS.
Over-time, these improvements will allow organisations with bespoke control logging and other safety management systems to export their data directly into SMIS. This should result in further improved efficiencies in how safety events are reported and processed in SMIS.
Now that the improved Personal Accident Form has been implemented there will be a rolling-programme of improvements to the rest of the SMIS data entry reporting forms.
For further information about the new Personal Accident Form, including input guidance and FAQs, please see the Personal Accident Form general guidance or watch the webinar. Alternatively, you may raise a ticket through our customer portal and request additional support from the ‘Industry Systems Service Desk’.
Further details will be issued to all SMIS users as these improvements to SMIS data entry are progressed.