MoD improves health & safety reporting with £5m system

The Ministry of Defence is trying to improve health and safety in the forces with a new £5m incident reporting system.

The Ministry of Defence is trying to improve health and safety in the forces with a £5m incident reporting system.

LogicaCMG has been selected by the MoD to provide the new Incident Recording Information System (Iris). Iris will enable improvements in health and safety across all 300,000 MoD personnel through better information collection and analysis.

It will also help improve the handling of any claims that may result from health and safety incidents.

Under the 10-year service contract, LogicaCMG will be the prime contractor responsible for delivering Iris capabilities.

The incident recording application will be based on a product provided by Omniware, implemented by LogicaCMG and initially hosted within its datacentres in South Wales.

LogicaCMG will also be providing data migration, training, and through-life support services.

The system features an information capture tool, a workflow tool and a management reporting layer to help the MoD gather information on trends and frequency of accidents, in order to make equipment and processes safer for staff.

It will also interface with both MoD and non-MoD systems for the first time, making it easier to exchange information on incidents and claims, and ultimately provide the MoD with more efficient incident recording and claims management.

Iris will be rolled out in early 2008, across 1,000 users ranging from incident and claims handlers to equipment managers and MoD policy staff.

Michael Rutter, director of safety and environmental policy at the MoD, said, “The Iris system is a very important element in enabling the MoD to better discharge its duty of care to all our people, whether they are servicemen and women, civil servants or contractors.

“Through better understanding and increased awareness of occupational health and safety risks, we will also be able to make better use of resources in delivering our core tasks to produce battle-winning people and equipment,” said Rutter.

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