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March 2023

You can now store and share documents in Onside!

As a Company Admin, you can now store documents directly in Onside. Better yet, with the Document Sharing add-on, you can also send and receive documents with your contractors.

Need a H&S policy signed? No worries, send it to your contractors for signing and they can send it straight back.
It will even be kept organized under their company name in your Contractors list.

If this sounds perfect for your operation, click the button below or contact us directly to add it to your subscription.

January 2023

Your new Incident management dashboard has arrived

Users with an Onside Teams subscription now have an essential tool in their accounts – an Incident dashboard.

If your staff have reported an incident on any property they visit, you can now manage it right from your new Incident dashboard.
Click on an incident to add more information and keep on top of it.

Faster navigation? Yes please!

If you’ve got a few properties in your Onside account or use Groups, from time to time you may have found it tricky to find exactly the property you’re looking for.

We’ve now added a search bar to speed things up for you. Simply start typing the name or address of the property.

November 2022

Introducing...Express Check-in!

To keep check-in quick, easy and informative, we’re introducing Express Check-in.

Repeat contractors, visitors and property staff have been telling us that check-in has been getting longer. Especially when functions like Check-in Questions are enabled.

Express Check-in will make check-in faster, while still ensuring details are accurate.

How it works:

  • A repeat visitor will be asked if they want to use check-in info from their last check-in
  • They can confirm or alter it
  • They’ve now checked-in quickly and easily

You can now log in without a password

In this day and age it feels like we all have 101 passwords. Many of our users have told us how much easier it would be if they simply didn’t need to use a password at all, so that’s exactly what we did.

You can now log in, password-free, using the new Magic Link button. From the Onside app, as soon as you tap the next button after entering your email, you’ll be sent a SMS link to check-in. However, you can also get a link via email or simply use your password.

September 2022

Our most requested feature improvement has just landed!

You asked and we delivered.
The much requested Multi-Point Risk feature has now been released.

You’ll no longer need to create individual risks for each location on your property. With our revamped risk map, you’ll be able to add multiple pins for the same risk.

Best of all, you can update existing risks to have multiple locations too.

Simply click ‘Add pin’ when creating a risk to make your own multi-point risks.

July 2022

New 'Starter' Pricing Plan Added

So that we continue to improve our solutions to meet our customers’ needs, we’ve recently upgraded our pricing plans to deliver more value. This means we can provide even more to our customers by streamlining the way you manage visitors, risks, and safety of those on your property.

Included in this upgrade is a new Starter plan designed for smaller operations that need a basic Health & Safety system to meet their compliance obligations and manage visitors effectively without all the paperwork. This is priced at an affordable monthly cost of $39 +GST per property subscription.

If you’re currently on the Free plan or are considering Onside for your business, then the Starter plan is a great first step to unlocking efficiencies when it comes to visitor management, H&S, and communication.

June 2022

Onside Biosecurity Intelligence

Onside Secure New Zealand Government Grant for Biosecurity Management App

Onside has secured a $4 million grant from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFFF) fund to expand and accelerate the development of its biosecurity technology.

This is a significant milestone for Onside as a young company, as it shows the confidence Government and industry leaders have in Onside’s tech to protect high value primary industries from incursion in New Zealand and around the globe.

Onside’s data science team are some of the best in their field, and continue to work on solving hugely complex problems around managing risks within large networks.

Onside’s work has a purpose and our team is hugely motivated to combat risks to food and livelihoods for consumers and our customers, in New Zealand and internationally.

May 2022

Even more info at your visitor's fingertips!

With the release of our Blocks feature, you’ll now be able to segment your property into blocks, however you’d like.

Got a driveway you want to mark? How about a building? Want to show detailed information about a specific area of crop? No worries, with the Blocks feature you can do exactly that*.

*Note: only available on Essentials and Enterprise plans

March 2022

Add documents to your Onside profile

For some properties you visit, you may need to prove you are capable and allowed to undertake a specific job.

Fortunately, with this new feature, you can add your certifications, licences, vaccine pass, and other key documents to your profile, with the option of making them visible to others.

February 2022

A boost for your biosecurity

Check-in Questions has just arrived.

Ask your visitors Yes or No questions about things like exposure events, symptoms, and anything else that’s important to you. Questions are customizable and you will get an instant alert for “unwanted answers”. This was designed to significantly improve biosecurity and COVID-19 management.

Contact us to find out more about adding this feature to your account.

Our new look Kiosk

Simple is cool”, it’s one of our core values, so we’ve upgraded the Onside Kiosk to be easier to use and ready for all the improvements we have planned for it.

Don’t have your Onside Kiosk set up yet? Click here to get started.

Improvements to Risk Management

Based on user feedback, we’ve made a few changes to Risk Management that we believe will fall more inline with the Health and Safety at Work Act and WorkSafe requirements.

The changes bring better clarity of the risk severity, urgency, and priority by providing suggestions for what should be done at each level.

Archiving risks

If you have eliminated or dismissed any risks, you can now see them from the Eliminated Risks and Dismissed Reports buttons in the risk register of your property in your Onside web portal.

When risks are dismissed, you’ll be able to see why and by whom in the archive too. The person who reported the risk will also be notified via email it has been dismissed and why.

January 2022

High-risk jobs markers

A much requested improvement has been made to the admin side of our Jobs feature.

From now on, you’ll see high-risk job markers next to the job names in the admin web portal, so you’ll know which will trigger high-risk notifications when your visitors use it to check-in.

Changing jobs while checked in

If you commonly do multiple jobs on a property you’re visiting, you’ll be pleased to know you can now show this in Onside.

Tap the side menu button while checked in to change the job you’re doing. This will reflect in reporting as well as to the other visitors.

December 2021

Slick new QR code posters

We’ve given the check-in QR codes in Onside an awesome new poster option, guaranteed to stand out.

Download yours from the ‘Info’ tab of your property in the Onside Web Portal, ready for your visitors to scan.

Inviting contractors and visitors just got easier

Need to let your contractors or visitors know you’re using Onside? No worries, it’s now easier than ever.

The ‘Share Invite’ button in your property visitor’s list now gives you the option of sending an invite across any messaging app you have on your smartphone. It even includes a quick check-in link!

Click here to see all of the ways you can get your visitors using Onside.

New Viticulture risk templates

We’ve heard from our users that our Viticulture risk templates in the Onside Web Portal needed a bit of an update, so that’s exactly what we’ve done.

You can find new risk templates such as; Sheep grazing, Damaged trellis, and Bird shooting. Add them to your property from the Onside Web Portal.

November 2021

Help grow the Onside network

Inviting people to Onside is nothing new, Property and Company Admins have been able to do this for a long time. But what if you don’t manage a property? What if you’re a contractor?

We’ve now added a share button, available to all Onside users.

Know someone in your industry who could really benefit from using Onside? Sharing is only a couple of taps away.
Tap the side menu in the app to get sharing.

The Onside App now has a QR code scanner

Earlier this year we gave property managers the option of downloading QR codes for their properties, another quick and easy way for visitors to check-in.

We’ve heard from our users that having the QR code reader in the Onside app would also be super handy, especially for phone’s that don’t have the QR reader built in. You’ll now find the QR reader button to the right of the property search bar.

Note: Our QR code reader will only read Onside QR codes.

Contractor job lists are now available!

You or your team may have checked in to a property only to find the property manager/owner hasn’t set a list of jobs to choose from. This can be problematic if you’re checking in a group of people or you’ll be doing a high-risk job.

Good news! Company Admins of companies with Onside Teams can now set a job list for their team. This means, regardless of the property their staff check-in to, they can choose from the list set for their company in Onside.

Enable yours now. If you don’t have Onside Teams, find out more here or give us a call 1800 112334.

Sharing tasks is now a touch away

Got a task that needs doing, but your contractor hasn’t downloaded the Onside app yet? Not to worry, we have just the solution.

You can now share tasks right from the Onside app with any messaging app you have on your phone.

Your contractor will get access to all the details they need to get on with the task.

Find out more here

October 2021

Onside Tasks is now live!

As you may have heard, we’ve been hard at work on a task feature for Onside, designed specifically for rural operations.

Onside Tasks is now available to all users via the app (update to the latest version) and the Onside Web Portal.

Give it a try for yourself, or find out more info here.

Check-in/out reminders are here!

A much sought after feature is now available to all Onside users – Check-in/out reminders.

Once enabled, when you cross a property boundary, you will receive a notification reminding you to check-in or out of the property you’re visiting.

Enable it now from the Onside app sidemenu, or click here for more details.

Check visitors out of your property, right from the app!

From time to time a visitor may forget to check-out from your property, especially if you don’t have End of Day Notifications enabled.

If you know the visitor has left, you can now check them out of your property right from the Onside app. They will also receive a notification to let them know they’ve been checked-out.

Simply tap on your property’s visitor icon from the ‘My Properties’ tab, then tap the Visitor check-out button next to their name.

Emergency plans keep getting better

With this latest addition to the Emergency plan, you’ll now be able to attach a pdf or image file, perfect for adding unique information you may have, such as evacuation procedures.

Add it now to your plan from your Onside web portal.

September 2021

Visitors can advise who they're there to see

With this great new addition to the Onside Kiosk, visitors can now notify who they’re there to see.
The person will then receive an email and notification letting them know.

Enable it now from your property’s Kiosk tab on the Onside web portal.

Note: Visitors can only choose to notify staff who are part of the company in Onside.

Join a company from the Onside app

When you first register for an Onside account, you will be asked which company you work for.

If you’ve skipped over this, your company name won’t appear when checking in.

Not to worry though, you can now join an existing company or create a new one, right from the Onside app.

August 2021

Improved End of Day Notifications

Property admins will now be alerted via the Onside app to any visitors still checked in to their properties 30 minutes after the visitors’ alert (so they have time to check-out).

Company admins also have the option of receiving these alerts.

Have your Company admin activate End of Day Notifications from the Company settings in your Onside Web Portal.

Emergency plans, now with wardens

If an emergency happens on a property, it’s critical everyone knows who to report to.

We’ve now added ‘Wardens’ to the Emergency Plan to allow you to do exactly that, as well as a second first aid contact.

Update your Emergency Plan now from your Onside Web Portal.

Check-in distance now added

From time to time a visitor may check-in incorrectly. Perhaps they were just wanting to check the risks of the property before arriving, or maybe it was the wrong property all together. You can now see if your visitor was Onsite, 200m+, 1km+, or 10km away when they checked in.

Simply generate a visitor report from your Onside Web Portal to find out.

Update your Onside profile with a photo

You can now include a profile picture with your Onside account.

When you check-in to properties, this image will show in the visitor list alongside your name.

Add yours now from the sidemenu within the Onside app.

July 2021

Following up with your frequently overdue staff

With this latest improvement to our lone worker system – Onside Teams, when you look at your team’s history from the Team Locator dashboard, you’ll now see if a team member had gone overdue during their visit, and for how long.

Company Admin risk and incident notifications

Company admins can now get risk and incident notifications and emails.

With the release of this feature, as a Company Admin you can now choose to get risk and incident alerts for all of your properties, without having to be added into the team of that property. This will save you a bunch of time on account setup and changes.

Enable it from the Company Settings tab.

June 2021

Quick and easy QR codes

With QR codes now commonplace and everyone now familiar with them, you may find visitors requesting to check-in this way. Alternatively, your visitor may not have the Onside app yet and needs a quick check-in solution.

We’ve now added property specific QR codes you can download, ready to be printed out.

The visitor simply scans the code and it will take them through the check-in process including Risks and Rules.

Find your QR codes in the ‘Info’ tab of your property in the web portal.

Contactless Kiosks are now available

If you have an Onside Kiosk on your property, visitors can now scan a QR code using their phone to go through a contactless check-in.

If the visitor has the Onside app installed on their phone, it will take them directly to checking in to your property via the app.

Enable the QR code from the ‘Kiosk’ tab of your property via the web portal.