The oil and gas industry must deal with an array of health and safety concerns, not only in regard to employees but also the environment. Legislatures around the world have created comprehensive laws regarding safety for oil and gas companies and so without any regular safety inspection regime these companies may find it difficult to ensure compliance.
Mines are notoriously dangerous and so a successfully implemented mine safety inspection software suite is an essential tool in preventing accidents and ultimately ensuring a safe workplace for mine workers. There are a number of safety concerns for mine safety managers to control on a mine site.
Since its introduction to the marketplace in 2010, the iPad has become one of the most popular pieces of technology in the workplace. iPad safety inspection software has been developed to allow iPad users to conduct field inspections. Unlike other mobile devices such as PDAs, the iPad is extremely affordable and given its mobility, it comes as no surprise that iPad safety inspection software suites have been developed around this platform.
Over the past couple of years, the explosive penetration of Android-based mobile phones and tablets has changed the marketplace with an estimated 6 million weekly activations of Android devices at the beginning of 2012.
Safety inspection applications have been available on other types of mobile devices for the past few years, expanding the safety inspection applications to the Android platform seemed to be the ‘logical’ evolution of smart-phones.
Pool safety inspection software has been developed for use in the Australian State of Queensland following new legislation that requires all pools in the State to be inspected by a qualified inspector. The legislation was an effort by the Government to reduce the number of infant deaths caused by drownings in unsafe pools. The legislation requires all pools to be fenced and gated to meet certain measurement requirements set out in the legislation. (more…)