The Safety Analytics add-on was created to help your department measure its compliance with NFPA 1500 by measuring key requirements in the document. “A Better Way To Gauge Safety: Measure NFPA 1500 Requirements Part 1″ explored the first five gauges of Safety Analytics that measure NFPA 1500 requirements for your department. Keep in mind that these were only half of the NFPA 1500 requirements that Safety Analytics tracks for you. In this second installment, we will explore the next set of gauges that take part in helping your department become NFPA 1500 compliant: Training, Equipment, Apparatus, PPE, and Emergency Operations.
Gauge 6 – Training
Are members of my department meeting agency expectations for Safety and Risk Management training?
The beauty of this gauge is that it is directly fed by data collected in JPRs found in the Training Module. Since JPRs are uniquely created by each agency, your organization can build JPRs relevant to your safety programs.
It’s easy to assign a 1500 status to a JPR. Simply check the box indicated below and that JPR will begin feeding its data to the Training Gauge.
To help in this area, the Training Module can create and store all records, documents and other information related to Fire and EMS personnel training. Individual personnel can configure their Daybook to display scheduled and overdue actions, classes, certifications, and evaluations that match their own job responsibilities.
Gauge 7 – Equipment
Is my equipment NFPA – compliant and is it being annually tested?
Thanks to multiple enhancements to our Maintenance Module, you are now able to ensure your equipment is being tested according to NFPA standards. Improvements to this widely used module include the addition of NFPA-specific categories, subcategories, and inclusion of an NFPA Annual Test maintenance type.
Within the Maintenance Module is Emergency Reporting’s new Rig Checks feature, a powerful fleet management tool that meets every department’s needs. ER Rig Checks performs on an easy-to-use interface with a new intuitive design. It features the ability to search apparatus by name, station ID, or vehicle number, as well as filter your apparatus by name, in-service/out-of-service status, incomplete checks, and rigs assigned to your station.
Gauge 8 – Facilities
This gauge keeps you up-to-date on facility inspections as defined in NFPA 1500 9.2 and Annex F.
This gauge will also tell you if your agency’s facilities have been inspected monthly for safety and health hazards (9.2.2, 9.2.3.). It will also let you know if each facility has been inspected on an annual basis for overall code compliance.
Gauge 9 – PPE
Does every combat-ready member of my department have NFPA – compliant PPE? Is that PPE being inspected and maintained according to NFPA standards?
Good things just keep happening to the Maintenance Module! This time it’s all about PPE. For the first time, you can assign ensembles of PPE to each person in your department. With just a few clicks, you can easily check the inspection and in-service status of every piece of turnout or wildland PPE.
Gauge 10 – Emergency Operations
Does my agency have the NFPA-required operational documents like SOPs? Have members of my department completed NIMS courses?
This gauge shows you who needs to complete essential NIMS courses with just one glance. It also helps you prioritize the need for SOP and department policies related to emergency response and operations.
That’s it! All ten gauges, all ten NFPA 1500 safety requirements that should be measured by your department. But a tool is only as good as the user so make sure to stay tuned for the last installment of this series, A Better Way to Gauge Safety: Training for NFPA 1500 Compliance (Part 3).
For a more in depth dive into the Safety Analytics Module please take some time to watch the video below. If you would like to learn more about how Emergency Reporting can help with your NFPA 1500 program, visit https://emergencyreporting.ca/products/safety-analytics-nfpa-1500/.