Paperless inspection application to streamline safety processes
Techs4Biz has launched a new paperless inspection application designed to streamline safety audits on steel racking used in warehouses and factories.
Used to store heavy pallets, steel racks are susceptible to stress and damage, which could lead to collapse. Regular inspection of the racking can help detect signs of stress or damage, and ensure compliance and safety.
The steel rack inspection checklist, based on the Australian Standard (AS 4084-2012), is now available in an electronic form to enable inspections to be conducted on mobile devices such as iPads, tablets and smartphones. The rack safety inspection process based on the paperless inspection application streamlines safety and provides both time and cost benefits.
Following the rack inspection, the results, including images of defective parts, are sent electronically from the mobile device to a central database for storage, analysis and reporting. The reports will include notification of damages and colour coded reports as per AS-4084: Red (unload immediately) denotes racking, which is severely damaged and should be immediately offloaded and isolated from future use until repair work is undertaken; Amber (repair) indicates racking that is damaged but not sufficiently to warrant immediate offloading of the rack; and Green (monitor) represents racking, which is damaged but does not pose an immediate safety risk.
The paperless rack safety inspection application can be used to carry out checks on uprights, base plates, floor fixing, horizontal and diagonal braces, and beam loads (e.g. connectors, safety locks, stress, deformation). The rack safety inspection application works with all Android and Apple mobile devices and will allow photographs of the defective areas on the racks to be captured and attached to reports. Voice recordings can be made with each inspection, and steel racks can be identified using RFID or barcodes to save time for the inspector.
Paperless rack safety Inspection solutions promote efficiency by providing highly organised records and improving inspector accountability and personal ownership. It facilitates trend charting and forecasts by maintaining easy access to work histories and has the ability to independently produce alerts. Most importantly, it keeps workplaces safer and reduce racking maintenance cost and downtime.