Digital pre-start checks are an important part of safe operations for many businesses and organisations. Today, many different companies are implementing digital pre-start checks to ensure that they are as safe as possible before operating any machinery or vehicle.
Whether an employee needs to carry out a safety procedure before using a power tool, or whether staff need to check the safety equipment of a crane prior to use, pre-start checks are vital to ensuring safety across the workplace. It may be that your rental fleet of vehicles require a quick audit before leasing, or that industry standards dictate an inspection before turning on the generator in your facility; pre-start checks are an important part of safe operation. Modern organisations and businesses are choosing digital pre-start checks as the way to ensure that their staff and operating environment can carry out work effectively and in a safe manner.
Digital pre-start checks are providing employees and inspectors a host of benefits compared with the traditional pen and paper pre-start checks. Besides reducing paper which also reduces the chance of inspection data being misplaced, digital pre-start checks provide the opportunity to sync with the back end in real time. This means that the latest inspection checklist in line with industry or national regulations can be downloaded and used in the inspection. It also means that management can push out a checklist update or even messages to inspectors as the check is ongoing. With the inspection beings recorded digitally, all the information is fed back into the system and categorised historically against the asset in question. This can mean the crane being inspected with a pre-start check can have a long historical record of al inspection performance. This information can also be attached to a checklist in the form of reference material. Whilst it may sound as something that is nice to have, previous issues, faults or repairs could signify areas of note or areas to take special care with. In inspections that are often seen as repetitive, such additional material can make the difference between important bits of information being missed ot picked up.