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Mobile technology has changed significantly in recent times and the introduction of paperless application on mobile devices can help improve workplace safety, save time on safety inspection and provide real time data to safety managers, supervisors, and line mangers.
The automation of the PPE safety inspection process is yet another example of how paperless inspection application has been used to streamline safety inspection and provide both time and cost benefits.
The fall protection industry has many strict regulations and standards in different jurisdictions and following these regulations is essential key to ensuring a safe work environment.
In the USA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted many of the standards and regulations published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in Canada, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), in Australia and New Zealand – the Australian Standards, in the UK British Standards and in Europe -European Community (CE Standards).
When it comes to safety, there is no room for human error or short cuts. While safety inspectors are out in the field, filling out paperwork could be very troublesome. Paperless fall protection inspection solution eliminates what has been a common problem with past safety inspections and compliance that are paper based.
The use of mobile technology is the future of conducting Compliance and Safety inspections as it addresses many issues and streamlines the process of compliance inspection.
Diligent inspections and routine maintenance are global necessities and the fundamentals of safety in the workplace. In 2014, OSHA cited fall protection as the most frequently violated safety standard and the leading cause of worker fatality, responsible for over 36% of deaths in construction in the USA. Implementation of a digital or electronic inspection work-flow can contribute to the overall safety compliance of an organization and, by extension, the mitigation of workplace injury.
We recently encountered a number of prospect customers who wanted to know how they can justify spending corporate money and time on a system that automates their inspections. Our response indicated that the first aspect to take into consideration when justifying spending money is ‘intangible’ benefits that assist with daily activities. The second aspect addresses management and budget considerations using a simple ‘rule of thumb’ to conservatively estimate and measure tangible benefits.
We will use the term ‘Inspections’ in the widest possible definition that encompasses a variety of activities performed against a piece of equipment, asset, area or property. This includes data collection, periodic inspections, daily visual inspections, weekly/monthly inspections, semi-annual/annual audits, pre-start checks, job safety analysis and tracking of deficiencies and corrective actions. Therefore, the same software solution can address a myriad of issues and business processes within your organization, including safety audits of fall protection equipment, lifting and rigging, cranes, OHS, fire protection, HVAC, property audits and pre-purchase inspections, etc.
Paperless inspection application on mobile devices
In the past, service organisations completed a process of manual data input for service jobs in the field, which was time-consuming and subject to human error. As the technology evolved into the digital era, service providers recognized the need for a robust paperless field service application that could automate servicing requirements, minimize the company’s reliance on paper and report discrepancies and corrective actions in real-time.
Ladders have become very important in our working environment. As per Australian Standard for portable and fixed ladders (AS-1892), ladder inspections should be conducted periodically to ensure that the ladder is safe to work on. A ladder inspection can and will prevent injury to you and the people around you and comply with OH&S legislation. All ladders should be inspected at regular intervals when not in use and preferably a visual safety inspection before each episode of use.