A rigorous maritime inspection system is vital for companies operating in Australian and Asian waters.
The safety of vessels, maritime equipment and employees all depend on ongoing maintenance and effective management. For organisations and firms with assets and staff working at sea, the need for high-end successful monitoring of conditions is a 24-hour, 365-day job. The industry leaders in petroleum, tourism, mining and shipping are choosing to implement paperless inspection applications that also form part of a computerised maintenance management ecosystem. Today the need for instant information has skyrocketed; compliance and governmental regulations imposing tighter deadlines and setting higher performance thresholds. For organisations with multiple assets or equipment spread over distances at sea, the best solutions have proven to be digital inspection and paperless management systems.
Moving from pen and paper to an application on a mobile device has shown many benefits to numerous fields. Organisations are taking advantage of all the latest features of a smartphone or tablet such as the camera, GPS timestamps and standardised response checklists. Small ergonomic improvements to the inspection officers work can lead to saved time and better data. Accurate information can be recorded leaving no error in judgement and thereafter saved for future use as reference material. Any manuals and industry guidelines can often be attached to specific checklist parts, meaning field officers don’t have to bring an entire library as well as their multi-page inspection checklist anymore; everything’s compressed into a smartphone or tablet.