Digital safety inspections the way of the future

Pervidi

By Karl Ahlgren, Pervidi
Wednesday, 01 August, 2018


Digital safety inspections the way of the future

Safety inspections on workplace tools and processes are becoming increasingly important as new technology and machinery is made available.

Electrical and electronics safety is a fundamental part of safety management procedures within any building, factory or facility. For the optimal results, efficiency and effective inspections, many companies and organisations are choosing digital inspection solutions.

Paperless inspection applications are a mirror representation of the problem in need of monitoring. As workplace technology and machinery becomes more advanced and powerful, so should management and maintenance procedures. By ensuring that inspections are quick, efficient and highly accurate, workplace tools can provide better return on investment as less time is spent waiting for certification and compliance. This can also make the working environment safer for employees and active users of the tools or technology.

With ISO standards such as ISO 45001 continuously redefining the appropriate industry safety levels, a current problem is the lack of ability to update safety inspection and procedures within an organisation or business activity. This is where digital safety inspection applications provide a good companion to safety inspectors and other industry personnel. In-field technicians and inspectors can quickly update checklists based on the latest regulations and/or manufacturer instructions and be sent information and instructions instantaneously. Past inspections are available as reference material alongside any necessary manuals for the electronics. Visual checks can be done and recorded with a camera and picture annotation, or simple standardised response forms.

Technicians and inspectors can also take their application offline, crucial when inspecting some electrical systems. Where some situations require extra levels of safety inspection, intrinsically safe devices are available.

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