A rigorous marine 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 ergonomical 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.
Perhaps the best and most advantageous function for maritime organisations that becomes available in switching to digital inspection solutions is the synching possibilities. Every inspection device can be used offline and then synched with the back-end data processing system. Every inspection, maintenance request and audit check is recorded, processed and put into the dynamic number-crunching back-end for a clear audit trail and informative report for management. Access to results can even be given to remote 3rd parties for compliance or client needs.
Paperless Audits, Inspection and Compliance key for Maritime Organisations:
- Navigational Audits
- Vessel Condition Surveys
- Vetting and Fleet Compliance
- Common Marine Inspection Documents
- Equipment / Staff Audits
- Safety and OHS Compliance
- Marine Inspection for Small Workboats
- Australian Tourism Regulations
For maritime organisations, inspections don’t have to be a story of paperwork flying back and forth, out to sea, getting lost and reissued to many times to count. To ensure a full assessment of navigational performance is always on hand, and to improve both inspection accuracy and industry compliance, paperless inspection is the best course.