Software firm Obbi launches online platform to help staff return to work safely

Obbi’s chief technical officer John Paul McCorley

BELFAST software company Obbi Solutions has developed an online platform which it claims can help employers who need to re-open their businesses but are concerned about the consequences of doing so.

It is launching a spin out version called Obbi Lite which specifically and exclusively deals with the challenges of restarting business after temporary closure due to Covid-19.

And it says it will give the service away for free to manufacturing, construction and food processing employers to offer immediate help in getting staff back as lockdown measures ease.

A construction company is already using Obbi Lite as it returns safely from lockdown, while Manufacturing NI has referred to the solution as ‘comprehensive and extremely useful’.

Obbi’s chief technical officer John Paul McCorley said: “Our original platform was designed to allow employers to perform a range of essential business tasks, including on-boarding of new staff, training and compliance.

“Now Obbi Lite allows employers to bring their staff back to work with confidence by helping them distribute, manage and digitally sign off new policies and procedures around Covid-19, helping to stay compliant with new rules and regulations.T

“The platform offers practical information on hand-washing, PPE use, social distancing, health screening and working practises. Employees can be continuously tested on those regulations as well as complete daily Covid pre-checks, so they understand what is required to work safely.”

He added: “Obbi Lite users will get access to pre-loaded Covid safety content for all staff who can then validate that they have seen it whilst testing for both learning and competence.”

Each employee will have their own Covid portal which can be accessed through any device including their own smart phone or tablet.

Businesses can register an interest for the Obbi Lite platform at

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