Why we share danger worldwide

SaferMe warns you when you’re about to experience danger.

But let’s take some time to explain why, and a little bit about how.

Firstly the problem we have set out to tackle is very real. 6,130 people die at work, from avoidable accidents, every day. Not every week. Every day.

That’s 2.3 million deaths per year. In addition, nearly 1 million workplace accidents and injuries happen worldwide, every day, with a worldwide economic burden of at least 4% of world GDP per year.

It’s important to remember too, that many of these accidents are happening at legally compliant workplaces.

There has got to be a better way.

The way we think about the problem is that if we can give people accurate, real-time risk information, we can help people make safer decisions.

Let’s look at an example. Here we measure the danger awareness of each user:

Awareness of danger

Why measure each individual’s awareness of danger?

The above snapshot of the analytics dashboard shows a one-week period of risk alerts sent, and risk reports received in a client’s workplace.

With this information, our client can find and identify those people that are unaware of risks and put in place non-technical initiatives to improve user safety.

What we typically find at each company is that the most aware and most unaware people are at the same “age and stage”.

It is also common for safe and unsafe workers, respectively, to have the same boss.

But it’s not our job to make people be safe.

All we can do is make sure each individual (and their machines) has real-time access to information about the risks they face, so they can make smart and safe decisions.

So far so good – we’re on the way to 20 million active dangerous locations mapped, photographed, categorised and shared.

Here’s a map of the locations that we’ve mapped so far:

Worldwide hazard map

This time-lapse map contains all sorts of things – real-time fires, dangerous dogs (yes that’s a thing in some people’s jobs), sinkholes, bluffs and cliffs, overhead wire locations, extreme weather warnings, fall risks, natural disaster warnings, heavy machinery operating areas, etc…

We’ve released the SaferMe integration module too, so that any developer or business can “plug in” danger data (for free) to be made useful to people.

How do we make money?

The value we provide each business is in making it really easy to record and manage the risks, near-misses, hazards, incidents and accidents that they are legally required to – taking the pain out of health and safety, and turning it into something that’s easy and engaging.

The value we get back from every business is being able to share non-confidential hazard information, from one business to another, from one person to another, when people are at risk. Sharing risks is something we encourage, but don’t force, all our customers to do.

If your organisation wants to be a leader in keeping people safe, we can deliver your organisation an easy to use safety interface, that’s integrated with your existing safety system, branded for you, configured for your company, inside 20 days.

If you’re interested in learning more, just make contact with our team.

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