BasicSoft, Inc. is a corporation located in Fruitland, Idaho. BasicSoft creates BasicSafe and other complex software products. BasicSafe is built by skilled programmers working in conjunction with experienced safety managers at companies helping to develop this software.
BasicSoft, formerly Basic Engineering, P.C., was established in 2004 and eventually changed its name to demonstrate its commitment to software development. It was founded to provide professional, high-integrity services to the manufacturing industry.
The BasicSafe suite of products was conceptualized in 2007 and has matured through several revisions and additive modules. The products were developed because of a need identified by several of our engineering clients who wanted integrated, simple solutions to manage the complex safety processes and compliance issues of today's workplace. Using our unique combination of plant floor engineering skills, software development skills and operational expertise, we develop solutions that go beyond typical problem solving.
These safety software tools were designed to make a difference for the clients we serve. We believe we can make a difference in your safety program while providing a high level of customer service at a price every organization can afford.
Managing all the necessary paperwork for audits, training and incident reporting can be overwhelming. BasicSafe makes a difference for its clients by streamlining safety document management and enhancing transparency across organizations. BasicSafe has built a track record of safety management success over more than a decade. In that time, we have empowered organizations of all sizes to protect their workforces by streamlining their processes and allowing employees to take ownership of their own safety.
Kaiser Aluminum, an aluminum producer with 13 plants, needed a simple way to manage safety for all of its sites from one location and track incidents across the company.
They implemented BasicSafe across their sites to centralize safety efforts and help its corporate office find an easier way to manage and track incidents. Employees are now in the habit of reporting even minor issues, which can help the company identify bigger problems beneath the surface.
Purity Zinc Metals, a metal dusting manufacturer, needed a secure, digital system to store important safety documents and streamline its processes for audits and job safety analyses. The company began using BasicSafe in 2012 and now relies on the system to manage employee performance as well as safety.
The company uses BasicSafe’s action management module to reward employees with a quarterly bonus for identifying hazards, encouraging them to take initiative when it comes to workplace safety.
Timber Products wanted to streamline its OSHA inspection process and make company safety records more accessible. The company implemented BasicSafe to manage its safety records, training, audits and procedure manuals.
Now, when an inspector needs to find information, it’s easily searchable on the BasicSafe integrated safety database. It has also developed a customized process for the voluntary audits it conducts through OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program using BasicSafe’s audit management software.
“BasicSafe has not only gone the extra mile to meet our safety software needs at Timber Products, they have gone 10 more miles with us helping us to transform our safety program from good to world-class! The friendly professionals at BasicSafe are helping us to track what really matters—the leading indicators in safety, such as reporting all incidents, training completion and knowledge retention, follow-through on corrective actions, and audit results. The safety dashboards, custom tracking and trending tools and lightning-fast access to all of our important safety documents will help our over-tasked safety coordinators to better leverage their time.”
- Mike Hill, Safety Director, Timber Products
“The BasicSafe safety management software has given us several new avenues to measure our performance. One example is the action management module, which has allowed us to track specific projects and make sure someone is responsible for following up on them. We can easily see all files related to the project, comments and the history of our actions related to it so we know it’s getting done.
- Cory Edwards, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Purity Zinc Metals
“With BasicSafe’s auditing tool, I can audit by supervisor. I can audit by observation. If a supervisor has not done audits, you can tell. I’ll walk on the floor and if I see someone is fidgeting with their PPE because they saw me coming, that’s an indicator they weren’t wearing it or weren’t wearing it properly.”
- Jennifer Rudy, Corporate Safety Manager, Swanson Group
For the standard BasicSafe subscription running from the BasicSafe data center, any Windows, Macintosh or Linux-operated machine running modern versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. BasicSafe may operate successfully with other web browsers, but the system has been tested with versions of the browsers listed above. The computers will need connectivity to the internet to access the BasicSafe cloud data center.
There are requirements available that outline the system and server requirements for organizations wishing to run the BasicSafe software on their own servers. Contact us for detailed requirements.
Yes, our company was founded as a professional services business: We provide customization, where necessary, to nearly every client where we provide services. The level of customization you require may impact the BasicSafe solution you select. Customization that can be used by all BasicSafe customers is typically provided at a lower cost than customization that is proprietary to your company.
Linking or integrating BasicSafe to other customer systems is possible and has been done in several cases. This work is done on a custom basis and must be evaluated to determine viability. BasicSafe has been integrated with Windows Authentication (LDAP), JD Edwards and Datastream.
BasicSafe has a CSV upload feature that allows you to load your employee records directly to the BasicSafe database. You may choose to use this upload feature as frequently as you feel necessary. BasicSafe also allows your employees to enter and maintain their own employee records as long as they have the appropriate permissions.
There are no limits on the number of files you can store in your BasicSafe site. There is a limit of 5MB on the size of individual files that can be stored in BasicSafe. This file size limit is set to optimize the time it takes users to send and retrieve files. This file size can be adjusted after a discussion and agreement between our firm and yours.
No, when your BasicSafe site is set up, we will agree to how many employees your organization will ultimately place in the employee files within BasicSafe. Once your employee files are populated, you will be able to provide access to the system for as many people as you want, and you can provide administrative privileges to as many of those employees as you feel is necessary and prudent.
Based on our experiences, we will work with you to develop an implementation plan for your operation. We can tell you what we have seen work and what does not. The final choice is yours, but we will work hard to help you build the best plan for bringing tools to your operation in an orderly fashion so your employees can get the information needed to work safely.
BasicSafe personnel have significant expertise and experience in operations, engineering and programming. We work to understand the needs of hard-working safety personnel who are on the front line in an effort to improve employee safety. We then turn those needs into usable software to help solve problems for these individuals. We are not safety experts, yet we have extensive experience, background and problem-solving skills to assist safety experts in the areas where we excel, and where we can add value for them. We have relationships with safety consulting companies that can help you.
No matter the size of your company, we have solutions to meet your budget. There are several ways to subscribe to or license the use of BasicSafe software.
You can purchase modules individually from our A La Carte list, which works well for smaller companies that don’t have a need for extensive capabilities. For maximum value, bundle options are available to companies of all sizes. Mid-size companies can bundle several of our core modules, with the ability to add tools if necessary. Our enterprise package allows you to purchase modules as a bundle, and comes with a software license and annual support. Interested in learning more about our pricing? Contact us today to speak with a specialist who can help determine what’s best for you!
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Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of integrated safety software.