Smart OHS aims to change how Workers’ Compensation is offered to Australian bus...
SYDNEY 23 December 2010: Today
Smart OHS announced that it would
target insurers and brokers in all states to distribute the updated version
of its Smart OHS online workplace safety system.
Smart OHS Executive Director, Chris Beasley, said the move to partner with
insurers and brokers would provide the company with a strong growth
opportunity by reaching many more customers in a shorter time frame.
"We have spent six years developing and upgrading our system. We listened
to what our current customers told us and the result is an Occupational
Health and Safety management system that can be used by anybody across a
range of industries. We believe that all businesses should have such
systems in place and that is why we're forming distribution partnerships
with insurers", Mr Beasley said.
Smart OHS systems, the leader in OHS management systems in Australia,
currently has over 800 customers using the system, with a large proportion
of those in the hospitality industry.
"In 2006 Smart OHS systems were selected by
Employers Mutual and the
Australian Hotels Association
(NSW)for their specialised insurer scheme,
Mutual , which has delivered us over 650 customers. The scheme
highlights that those businesses who use Smart OHS systems effectively
reduce claims frequency by 20 percent, so you can imagine the sorts of
savings individual businesses and workers compensation insurers with large
client bases could expect.
""With this ability to reduce claims by at least 20 per cent, there also is
an added benefit to insurers of using the Smart OHS product as a marketing
tool to increase client retention and attract new business," said Mr
Smart OHS currently has a distribution relationship with three of the large
Australian Workers' Compensation insurers and aims for them to be able to
offer the Smart OHS system to new and existing clients who hold workers
compensation insurance policies.