Across industries and fields, business inspections and organisational checks are moving to digital; now the construction industry wants in with paperless lifting inspections. Just like the safety inspection of any agricultural equipment or solar panel installation, lifting assets and cranes also need safety checks pre and post operation, to monitor their state and condition.
Similar to a pre-start check of a naval vessel; any crane or lifting barge also needs a pre-start inspection to maintain good faith in its safe and intended operational use. For construction sites and building maintenance, hoists are an integral part of the facility maintenance an engineering process. Again, these are assets and pieces of equipment that require diligent and effective inspections to ensure their safe operation. What’s clear regardless of the nature of the asset or equipment piece, the industry or field it is used within, or the type of business check; inspections now require a powerful and easy to use tool to effectively complement the advancing technology with advanced inspection technology.
Hoist and lifting inspections have been a highly important part of site safety and maintaining their effective operation whatever their use. Whether it is a window cleaning service using a hoist, or bridge-building super-crane; the principle is the same – basic checks must always be undertaken to ensure safe use by any employee. Pre-start checks or safety inspections must often also comply with industry regulations or international compliance, which with pen and paper inspection methods has long been a source of frustration and ineffective inspection. Thanks to digital inspection solutions, this is now possible to do in much less time and to a much higher degree of accuracy. Where pen and paper inspection methods may have missed items, or lost compliance checklists for a crane installation, leading to painfully long delays; digital solutions become a complete cover method. For any asset set up in the inspection solution, work orders can be scheduled, and a systematic approach be set up to remind inspection personnel or notify different parties when things are incomplete. In doing this, it becomes virtually impossible to miss inspections and forget to check things during an inspection process.