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 standard procedure for inspecting fall protection equipment can be summarised by the following steps:
– Identify the fall protection equipment that is needed to be inspected
– Inspect the fall protection equipment as per the appropriate standard (e.g. OSHA 1926, Australian standard AS 1891, ANSI Standards A-10, British standard EN 361:2002 etc,) or the manufacturer specifications;
– Fill in all the paperwork with the results and recommendations
– Take photos of any defect or deficiency of the faulty equipment;
– Upload the photo to the computer;
– Edit the photo /outline damages of the crane;
– Paste the photo into a report;
– Hand it up to the administrator to enter data into computer;
– Create reports for clients of the fall protection equipment inspected;
– Send the client the report or the corrective action require;
Leading provider of paperless software products for managing field activities, Techs4Biz, developed a paperless fall protection inspection solution delivering advanced functionalities to inspectors and field technicians to inspect fall protection equipment.
With the Pervidi paperless fall protection inspection application, inspectors and field technicians can:
– Use their current Smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS);
– Scan barcode/read RFID or enter ID/serial number of the fall protection equipment;
– Enter data into the paperless application using pre-defined pick lists or speech to text;
– Take photos of the equipment using the in-built camera of the mobile device;
– Capture electronic signature on the mobile devices;
– Real time (off-line) access to reference material such as Manual and instructions
– Real time (off-line) access to previous inspection and history of the equipment
– Real time (off-line) access to relevant standards and regulations
– Send completed inspection report and images back to the system in real time;
– Reports can be automatically generated on the spot and sent to the clients
– Follow up on required corrective actions.
The paperless inspection application has been specifically configured to suit any type of fall protection equipment- Harnesses, Safety Belts, Lanyards, Safety Nets, Ladders, Scaffolding, Shock Absorber for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Anchors, Lines, Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Linemen’s Body Belt and Safety Straps etc.
Using Paperless fall protection inspection application to inspect fall protection equipment helps to minimize human errors, ease the process in the field, as well as, save time, money and paper and the most important of all is ensuring a safe work environment.
To find out more about the digital safety inspections view the link below
– Benefits of Digital Safety Inspections
– Customer Satisfaction Through Paperless Automation
– How to automate your inspection process
– Intrinsically Safe Mobile Devices
– Digital Australian Standards Checklist on Mobile Devices