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DCS Automotive guides dealers through workplace health and safety laws

Automotive e-business specialists DCS Automotive has united with the Signum Group, consultants in health and safety law, to launch the H & S Application that will help dealers ensure they stay within tightening workplace laws.

The software delivers the latest documentation via secure company intranets and provides an interactive system which guides the users through all of the required risk assessments and checklists.

It provides a paper-free system to help automotive organisations to stay within the law while offering time and cost savings. Centralised reporting across any number of dealerships enables potential problem areas to be identified and rectified rapidly, while automated reminders ensure that any actions are completed by their due date.

If they remain outstanding, alerts are posted through the management structure. The H & S Application provides an auditable history of all activities, including when they were done and by whom, and ensures that any new or amended legislation is updated instantaneously.

Maurice Fishwick, training and development manager at Reg Vardy plc has overseen the piloting of the product across all of the group's 76 dealerships.

“The H & S Application from DCS Automotive has proved to be an invaluable system in assisting us to comply with health and safety legislation. As one of the UK's largest automotive retail groups, it has always been a very time-consuming and difficult task to ensure that every dealership is complying with the law. The H & S Application has provided each outlet with a user-friendly tool to enable them to meet Health & Safety requirements with ease and means that we can always ensure that the very highest standards are maintained.”

Alan Crane, director of DCS Automotive's ebusiness division, said: “The H & S Application represents a significant step forward in relieving the pain of the management of health and safety for the automotive retail industry, particularly for the larger dealership groups. The combination of our expertise in internet technology and Signum Group's advanced knowledge of the legislation means that we've created an incredibly powerful product which can deliver quantifiable benefits to these organisations.”

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