Employees around the world use the Norwegian app "HSEQ"
Only four months after its launch, it is the Norwegian app "HSEQ" has become a success worldwide. The app is used to report incidents related to health, safety and quality (HSEQ) and is developed by the company Mellora.
Employees in companies located in countries such as USA, South Korea, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Norway are using the app daily to improve their companies' work processes and products. The distribution between users of the iPhone and Android show that about 60 percent of the downloads are made to an Android phone, while 40 percent goes to the iPhone. The app can be found in a simplified free version with advertising as well as a full version that costs a dollar.
- Companies from both all over the world contact us daily to check up the opportunity to have their own customized version of the app, says CEO of Mellora, Trond Hansen. Our programmers are currently working on several exciting projects, and recently we published the first of many special versions to a large Dutch company, continues Hansen.
An unmet need
Trond Hansen says that the methods for reporting incidents related to quality and safety has stood still for too long, and that was the reason why the app was developed.
- As an expert in the fields of quality and safety, I have long seen the need for a tool that "HSEQ" but I had never really thought that it was I myself who would be the first in the world to launch such a product, says Hansen. Hansen says that the process from drawing board to finished product has been long, and that there has been made significant changes to how the first version of the app was.
Mellora has deliberately chosen to build its business model around "Keep It Simple" principle. The app is made with a simple user interface, allowing the tool to be attractive to use for everyone in every company across the world.
- My nearly 20 years in business has taught me a lot, but among the most important is probably that we so-called QHSE people can be a little weird breed that complicates quality and safety, says Hansen. Mellora's goal is to change the trend. Bring back the focus on what is important, namely to involve everyone in an organization in the important HSEQ work. Let everyone help improve the companies they work and to reduce the risk of accidents to occur. Only when all employees are included, it can be said that the HSEQ work function satisfactorily. "HSEQ" shall be to contribute to this facilitation, neither more nor less, ends Trond Hansen.