Safety inspections are crucial to different business operations as safety hazards present multitude of problems to the workflow, workforce and equipment.
As cumbersome and disengaging as the hazards is the process of inspection and regular maintenance as it requires paperwork that goes through the process of data gathering/compilation, encoding, analysis and reporting. And by the time a call to action’s made, business operations are already compromised by safety issues. That scenario has changed as paperless safety inspection becomes the standard across industries where regular inspection and maintenance are necessary.
Digital inspection and mobile technology bridged the time gap between inspection and reporting. Mobile solutions and apps are now available to accommodate different inspection parameters and safety concerns, with real time data and visuals with the use of smartphones and other mobile devices.
Here are some of the benefits of paperless/digital safety inspections and mobile technology:
- Absolute Mobility – digital safety inspections keeps inspectors mobile, covering more ground and project sites as it takes less time to fill out digital forms, take necessary visual verification using the mobile device camera or using the speech to text capabilities. Because these forms are available on smartphones and mobile devices such as tablet and phablets, makes it easier to access, share and send out just about anywhere.
- Real Time Reporting – electronic inspection hits more birds with one stone as reporting happens in real time. Assessment and evaluations via mobile solutions and applications send out the data to management as its happening, cutting down time on data gathering/compilation, encoding, analysis and reporting through channels. It is easier to pull out or access previous data/reports for comparative purposes or further verification. Paperless safety inspection deems it unnecessary to go through channels but rather opens up the route of communication wherein all concerned management staff have access to the information in a timely manner or as it is happening.
- Complete flexibility – digital safety inspection solutions are customisable to the needs of the organisation. Totally flexible to different business practices across industries from construction management, mining, transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing, utilities, property management and food/agriculture. It is not about one size fits all but rather all sizes fits one package.
Electronic inspection creates a proactive environment for safety concerns and compliance to existing standards as it becomes more engaging to management and all those concerned with the compliance and issues that may rise on certain events.
Real time activities need real time solutions; paperless safety inspection solutions provide the technology to achieve this and it available to everyone.