For many, the waste inspection industry is something that is gladly appreciated but never spoken about.
Both sanitation and waste disposal are things that most people can take advantage of, but like any industry they require guidance, monitoring and proper organisation. For waste management organisations and sanitation businesses, waste inspection is the underlying process that keeps them operating effectively and an overflow of sewage and rubbish from affecting populations on a daily basis. With billions of people globally still lacking access to safely managed sanitation, operational improvement to make processes more sustainable and easier is always taking place. With the uptake of mobile devices around the world becoming an ever-increasing reality, it has opened up new possibilities for waste inspection to become more effective.
Waste inspection relies on industry guidance set from international organisations studying health and climate effects of disposal and sanitation setups. These organisations pass advice and standards down to nations, local areas and industries to help guide businesses and organisations in proper waste disposal and sanitation. Previously this has been a cumbersome and slow process where data and information take a long time to feed out to businesses and local areas, particularly those that operate remotely. Just like sanitation services at events and festivals, local waste disposal is vital in keeping both people and the surrounding environment safe. Now digital waste inspection is becoming a good way for organisations and businesses to quickly and effectively manage their operations. The benefit of digital besides smart reporting on checklists run on a smartphone and tablet is the speed of operation. Reporting of sanitation problems and improper waste management, can be recorded with the device camera, in the form of pictures or RFID. These images can be annotated and attached to reports to demonstrate good or non-compliance. This can obviously also be used to highlight issues that require further attention or investigation, whereby reports can be shared with necessary 3rd parties or operational teams. This becomes just as useful for a local sanitation manager in the outback with limited resources as it does to a city waste disposal business. By sharing information with inspectors, managers and other industry players; the chance to get advice of next steps and warn others of issues dramatically increases.