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The Council manages a number of sites that store hazardous substances across the region. The paper-based system was out-dated and not able to deliver timely information to stakeholders on demand.

Because of these problems and a need to meet updates to Health & Safety legislation, the Council required a software solution that tracked goods in and goods out, and which could provide real-time supply levels both in emergencies and for general audit control.

Our Role

  • Business analysis
  • Design
  • Development sprints

The Process 


Business analysis

We worked closely with the Council’s business analysts to develop the user stories and acceptance criteria for the application.


The solution was fully wireframed in advance to facilitate usability testing. UI was kept simple in keeping with the nature of the product but was also kept in line with BOPRC’s brand look and feel.

Development sprints

User stories were grouped into sprints with working demos delivered at the end of each block of work. Feedback was taken on board and looped back into subsequent sprints to ensure the project stayed focused on ease of use.


We used an off-the-shelf bootstrap theme to help keep costs under control, and built this solution on a .NET backend. Development environments were set-up in Microsoft Azure with the final solution being deployed within BOPRC’s self-hosted environment.

HSIM process
HSIM app features


  • User management
  • Product catalogue
  • Stock transfers
  • Reporting


A digital portal that meets the requirements of new Health and Safety at Work regulations and modernises the way council staff maintains the HSIM database.

HSIM product screen

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