For anyone operating lifting equipment or working within an organisation with cranes, hoists or harnesses, there are now digital hoist inspections available to enhance safety.
For such organisations and businesses, the safety of workers, operations and the facility is the number one concern. Number two is that the equipment or asset in question is working as it should, for as long as it should, meeting the expectations that you have. Taking just these top two priorities, digital hoist inspection is proving to be a powerful tool in the hands of the right people. By integrating the digital hoist inspection solution into your business operations or organisational methods, you are ensuring that the workers, assets, and company can perform at its optimum in a safe manner. Not only can you achieve this, but you can also make certain that your structure of reporting and inspection, as well as the way you handle safety on site is as up to date with modern standards and as future-proof as is possible.
Perhaps the largest concern for any field personnel or site manager where large cranes or industrial equipment is being operated is safety. Although the safety of such facilities and methods are often heavily regulated and several incident-mitigating procedures are often in place, you can never be too sure. Due to equipment, method or human error, incidents can occur, and when they do with such significant assets, they can be catastrophic. In the field officer and inspector’s toolbox today are paperless inspection solutions that run off smartphone or tablet devices. By pairing a mobile device with a digital form of the checklist perhaps previously used for inspections, you are upgrading the data collection, reporting speed, asset analysis and overall site safety all at once. Taking your checks and transforming them into digital hoist inspections isn’t just about saving paper, it’s about all the extras you get alongside this. This can often be things such as taking pictures with the device camera, annotating said picture and then attaching as evidence on a report. It could be scanning barcodes/RFID, using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) tags or capturing data via speech-to-text services for fast data input. It could also be the GPS timestamps that are automatically attached to each checklist, that then files against all the historical records of an asset, method or facility being inspected. Sometimes it could mean all of these features and functionalities and more.