Hendry Ranks Sixth At 2020 AFR Most Innovative Awards
Hendry has taken out a top spot at this year’s Australian Financial Review ‘Most Innovative’ Awards. Hendry placed 6th in the Property, Construction & Transport category and rounded out a hat trick by consecutively making the list over the last three years.
We want to congratulate our valued clients and property leading peers – Investa, Charter Hall and Dexus – for well-deserved placements in the top 10.
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This year’s winning entry recognises Hendry’s digital emergency planning and management solutions suite. Including the recently unveiled emergency response and broadcast app, ‘headsup’.
This latest addition to the company’s suite of digital tools has greatly improved how we respond to emergencies. headsup decreases the time it takes to respond to emergencies, enact response procedures and communicate with occupants. Additionally, headsup enhances the ability to preserve and protect life safety and hold a sound record of the event.
These will augment how we respond to emergencies in the COVID-19 normal setting as we continue to ensure we are at the forefront of workplace compliance health and safety needs and delivery.
Emergency planning and headsup
National Manager for Emergency Planning, Sam Rigby, played a key role in the development of the organisation’s suite of digital tools and resources, saying:
‘The changing nature of threats and emergencies has been a sort of catalyst to many of us. It’s a wake-up call to evolve the way we handle emerging or existing risks and emergencies and we believe that the first place to start is by developing on the technologies that we’ve already been using in our daily lives to streamline, automate and improve other areas of safety and compliance.’
Hendry’s Emergency Planning Team is recognised throughout the industry for leading innovations across a suite of emergency planning, training and response tools. Each service is specifically designed to support an end-to-end emergency planning and management approach.
Complementing existing digital solutions
headsup complements the Hendry Warden Management system – a fully digital platform that enables hierarchical warden management and automated training and verification. In addition to integration with HendryIQ – a digital and interactive emergency training platform.
headsup is the final ‘piece of the puzzle’ in an end-to-end digital emergency scenario. Where wardens can be assigned, verified, trained and now carry out the emergency response – with real-time analytics at each stage. Doing away with the inefficient and risky paper-based methods of yesteryear.
Hendry’s digital solutions tackle emerging challenges and compliance needs
We invest in industry-leading digital emergency management and training solutions. As a result, we possessed a significant competitive advantage in our ability to meet the needs of our market as COVID-19 forcibly moved it digitally.
We have also been able to save some of our critical sector clients, such as aged care and hospitals, from the liability gap that existed following the immediate spotlight on health and compliance, as well as an inability for alternate providers to meet their emergency needs digitally.
Interim CEO Bevan Nicholson stated that the achievement was ‘recognition for our team’s outstanding presentation of technical expertise and how they translate that expertise into innovative solutions delivery to benefit our clients. For our business, technology is a critical element in supporting and enhancing our service offerings and a key factor in tackling emerging challenges and compliance needs such as the changing nature of emergencies, in a smarter way.’