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Easily Create Your Construction Safety Manual (pt 6)

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This is the last in a six article series. We trust that you have found the principles helpful, and our reviews on products equally so. Today, we use our Construction Safety Manual solution as an example. We reflect on how our design must accommodate the tools you as our clients use, and how we must create a design that empowers you to work quickly and effectively. Looking Back at this ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series The problem we face in any document design challenge is one of knowledge representation. We have what technicians would call a stream of...

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How We Create Your Construction Safety Plan (pt 5)

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We have been considering principles of template design and how these influenced our product designs. This is part five of a six part series. Today, we discuss effective framing of input and output fields, and the reduction of complexity without removing meaning. In each article, we case studied a product and in this instance we will feature our Construction Safety Plan template. We intend for these articles to not only help you decide between templates, but also help you in developing other systems for yourself. Reviewing the ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series Previously we examined factors of: Purpose...

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Creating a Quality OHS Management Plan Template (pt 4)

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This is part 4 of our template design series. We are examining principles of template design and how these have influenced our product offering. In this article, we will continue to case study our OHS Management Plan product and the way the principles of “Assisting Understanding” and “Considering Events” impacted the design. We hope they prove helpful. The ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series So far we have looked at issues of purpose and currency, critical questions that need answering, and the design principles of ‘Constrained Focus’ and ‘Adjustable Rigidity’. As we now move into two fresh principal areas,...

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Designing OHS Management Plan Solutions (pt 3)

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This is part three of a design focused series, where the benefits of our template designs are explained, and some principles are shared. We hope will find them helpful. The templates solution we consider in this article is our OHS Management Plan. The Principles we now examine are ‘Constrained Focus’ and ‘Flexible Rigidity’. The ‘Designing a Quality Safety Management Plan’ Series In articles one and two we focused on issues of purpose, currency and the critical questions we should consider. We also looked at our WHS Management Plan Templates as relevant examples of these principles at work. As stated already,...

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Creating a Quality WHS Management Plan (pt 2)

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Continuing our series on template design principles and their influence on our products, today we focus on five critical questions. We will continue examine our WHS Management Plan solution as an example. We hope this article is helpful not only in your decision-making process, but also in your personal professional development. The Five Critical Questions of Template Design Previously we considered the importance of understanding purpose and staying current with critical changes to laws and regulations. With this foundation established, we then focus on five critical questions: What is the purpose of the template? What features should we accommodate? What...

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