As summer months approach, many businesses are re-evaluating how they can transform how they provide their seasonal services in a responsible but better way than the previous year. Swimming pool safety inspection is one of those areas where many managers assume that a quick check and scan of a swimming pool will do the trick.
In some cases, such an attitude can be used without issue as an incident may luckily not occur. But in the case that an issue does occur, will you not be left thinking what could have been done to prevent it? In an ever-competitive world, is it not better to be able to demonstrate premier safety to your customers? Is it not better to know that you can responsibly say that you have taken all preventative measures to avoid safety incidents at your facility? Many of these questions are what managers and staff operating public and private swimming pools and other facilities are asking themselves, or they’re at the very least at the back of the mind. The industry leading choice has now become to conduct digital swimming pool safety inspection to ensure that all the possible steps to ensure safety have been taken. Running of mobile devices, on applications that receive updates and are intuitive; digital swimming pool safety inspection takes advantage of technology to help you manage your facility.
Digital swimming pool safety inspection is very similar to many other forms of digital inspection. It can run off a smartphone or tablet, include checklists that give you tick boxes, image attachment evidence or standardised response layouts. On may be forgiven in thinking that this therefore does not improve safety, rather sounding like a catch-all generalised solution. To a certain extent that is true, the solution can be a catch-all system that can identify several different issues, but digital inspection solutions show their value in their tailoring. For swimming pool safety inspection, there may be industry regulations on water pH, the amount of chlorine or the liner in the pool itself; all having unique ways of testing and recording that are attributed to them. In this sense, the checklist will be designed to specifically require these values; photo evidence or have a smart layout with follow-up questions. With attachment of reference material in the form of manuals for pump systems or ISO standards of operation, the checklist and digital inspection platform can suddenly become a very powerful tool. Replacing a paper checklist where an inspector can lazily skip half the check when they assume things are fine, digital applications will demand values and inputs ensuring a thorough report was undertaken and produced. With many industries and regional authorities sometimes updating standards and guidance, digital applications are again better suited to forward thinking organisations. Updating a standard digitally is dramatically easier and quicker than having to sort this on paper.