Safety Analytics Plus adds three additional gauges to the Basic version to help you fully manage your department’s Health and Safety Program (an upgrade to Safety Analytics Premier would add five more gauages).
The Plus version, like the Basic and Premier versions, includes the Master Compound Gauge. The Master Compound Gauge is fed by the gauges to give you a quick look at your organization’s overall compliance with NFPA 1500. Keep in mind that with the Plus package the gauge cannot be at 100%, you would have to upgrade to Premier in order to see that.
This version is available as an upgrade to existing Emergency Reporting Customers since this tool pulls data from nearly every module in an agency’s ER account. Here’s an overview about the five included gauges – Organization, Facilities, Staffing, Medical/Physical, Wellness/Behavior:
Gauge 1 - Organization
“Does my department have all the NFPA 1500-required documentation?”
Examples of requisite documentation include: Fire Department Organizational Statement (NFPA 1500 4.1.1), Risk Management Plan (4.2.1), and a Safety & Health Policy (4.3.1).
Refer to the Knowlege Base article Introduction to Safety Analytics Basic for a more detailed description of the Organization Gauge.
Gauge 2 – Apparatus
“Is my department’s apparatus being inspected (truck-check) on a routine basis? Which apparatus are out of service?”
Again, thanks to improvements in the Maintenance module, you can keep better track of your agency’s apparatus than ever before. Added fields include “In Service” status, “NFPA Compliance Required”, and the ability to select “Inspection Frequency”.
Gauge 3 – Staffing
“Does my department have adequate staffing?”
The Staffing Gauge lets you see your department’s overall of number active personnel compared to what your agency has established as an organizational staffing baseline in the Demographics Module. In other words, this gauge lets you know if your agency staffing meets your organization’s minimum requirements. It’s important to know this gauge is not designed to measure daily shift staffing but to give leaders of the organization an overall look at staffing.
Gauge 4 – Medical / Physical
“Are my personnel fit for duty? Who is on light-duty? Who is not fit for duty?”
This gauge peers into the Administration Module to determine the number of personnel that are fully combat-ready, on light-duty, or not fit for duty due to medical or other reasons. (NFPA 1500, Chap. 10). This gauge looks only at active personnel.
Gauge 5 - Wellness / Behavior
“Does my department have a Wellness / Behavior Program? Are all personnel informed about the Wellness / Behavior program?”
This gauge looks into the Library Module and serves as verification that your agency has a wellness/behavior program. It also indicates that personnel have read your agency’s wellness/behavior program documents.
Refer to the article, Introduction to Safety Analytics Basic, for a more detailed description of the Wellness / Behavior Gauge.
Continue to Safety Analytics Premier [Part 2] for a description of the next five gauges that are included in the Premier package.