Digitizing Safety Inspections – Many companies are turning to software to manage various aspects of environmental, health and safety, especially when it comes to managing safety inspections.
For many industries, a complete shift to digital has been a gradual one, but many EHS departments are finding that transitioning to EHS software has made such a positive impact on their daily responsibilities they’re eager to move forward. Companies are looking to streamline and simplify their inspection processes.
The Problem with Paper Based Safety Inspections
Safety inspections have long been performed by hand, generally with check sheets and notes scribbled in corners or margins. Legibility of the final inspections could vary greatly. Any issues discovered during the inspection process would need to be noted for follow up at a later date. In some cases, findings would be transferred to a spreadsheet or other computerized form.
It’s a fairly standard process for companies, but software solutions, especially safety inspection software, are exposing many of the long-standing flaws of manual methods.
Manual Data Recording is Expensive
For starters, manual data recording can be expensive, especially if there’s double entry. Errors associated with manual data recording can be costly. If handwriting is illegible, certain findings aren’t properly documented, notes are overlooked, and follow up isn’t enforced, the results of your safety inspection won’t be complete or effective.
Paper based Inspections are Error Prone
Missing key elements during an inspection could leave a company non-compliant, having hard copies of inspections doesn’t give you an easy way to compare data over time or quickly find the inspection results for a particular item or location.
The Benefits of Safety Inspection Software
Companies known that software is a much-needed solution for improving the speed and accuracy of their safety inspections. Benefits include:
The ability to analyze the results of Safety inspections can benefit other areas of the business. Storing data centrally and using data analytics and dashboards gives manager the tools to make intelligent decisions to improve workplace safety.
Gather Inspection Results and Report Immediately
The ability to perform the safety inspection, recording all relevant information, gathering photographs etc and storing this data centrally gives an automated, consistent and repeatable method of performing the inspections rather than using paper based systems that are error prone with the possibility of data loss.
Audit Trails, Online Inspection History
Keeping an online history and audit trail of all inspections performed, information gathered helps companies have better tracking methods to ensure that any corrective actions generated during safety inspections are followed and resolved within the deadline. Dashboards tell managers what actions are overdue and also give managers key metrics such as corrective actions resolved on time, early and late each month across sites
Performing safety inspections anywhere and anytime using intuitive Mobile Apps gives companies a power tool to empower employees and to streamline their inspections processes, aiding compliance, reducing risk and reducing costs.
Fire Extinguisher Barcode System
IMEC Inspection Software is an easy to use fire extinguisher barcode system which will schedule, manage, track and report on any type of inspection, including Facility, Equipment, People etc. Use Cases include fire extinguisher barcode system, eyewash stations, emergency showers, equipment or asset inspection system or facilities inspection software. When used as a fire extinguisher barcode system Inspections are performed via the Mobile app which is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App which is part of the fire extinguisher barcode system will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists. The fire extinguisher barcode system inspections can be performed offline if no internet connection is available.
The IMEC Mobile Safety App can also be used as a Fire Door Inspection App and with the Web based flexible Forms Manager the solution can be used as a Fire Door Inspection Software Solution also. Fire Door Inspection Software is used is large facilities with large quantities of Fire Doors like Hospitals, Universities and also Cruise Ships.
Fire Life Safety Inspection Software Solution
IMEC Inspection Software can be deployed as a full Fire Life Safety Inspection Software solution that can be used to manage an organization’s full range of fire and life safety inspections. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type of inspection, use cases include Fire Doors, Fire Pumps, Eyewash Stations, Emergency Lights, Emergency Showers, Grease Traps, AED’s and many more. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type safety equipment or asset inspection. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists.
EH&S Inspection Software
IMEC’s EH&S Inspection Software can be used to manage any type of EHS Inspection and allows manager to record safety observations while performing facility tours which can improve overall workplace safety. This EH&S Inspection Software solution that can create corrective actions as a result of inspection failures for inspections performed using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an EH&S Inspection software solution, where users using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
Asset Inspection Management Software
IMEC’s Asset Inspection Management Software can be used to manage any type of Asset Inspection. This Asset Inspection Management Software solution can create corrective actions as a result of asset inspection failures for inspections. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an Asset Inspection management software solution, where users using a Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
IMEC Technologies provides Safety Management Software to increase worker safety and aid compliance. IMEC’s Safety Management Software will manage inspections and audits, provides hazard identification, incident reporting, management of corrective and preventative actions from generation to closure. IMEC provides lock out tag out software solutions that will allow users to create lockout tagout procedures using an intuitive Mobile App and Manage Lockout Tagout Procedures, also the Review and Execution of those Lockout Tagout Procedures using the Mobile App. Annual Lockout Tagout Procedures audits are conducted using a Mobile App. The Mobile Inspection App allow users to perform inspections and audits, for example the system can be used as a Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections and general fire safety inspections and also to record safety observations and manage corrective actions, anywhere and anytime. The solution can be used as a fire extinguisher barcode inspection software system or life safety inspection system to aid compliance in Higher Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Organizations. Benefits from a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System include the elimination of paperwork and reducing the burden of compliance with regulations such as NFPA, The Joint Commission. The Incident Reporting App allows users to easily and quickly report incidents, hazards and near-misses, these are then sent to the appropriate people for action and are managed to closure. Web Apps provide features such as, setup, management, scheduling tools, analysis, reporting and dashboards etc with the ability to report incidents to government bodies such as OSHA and RIDDOR. HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites. For more information visit our website www.imectechnologies.com