Steel racking used in warehouses and factories to store heavy pallets are susceptible to stress, which could lead to collapse. Businesses using steel racks are required to regularly check the racks for signs of stress to ensure compliance and worker safety.
The automation of the rack safety inspection process based on the new standard (AS 4084-2012) is yet another example of how inspection software has been used to streamline safety audits and provide both time and cost benefits.
The steel rack inspection checklist based on the new standard can be replicated in electronic form to enable inspections to be conducted on mobile devices such as PDAs, smart phones or tablets. Results of the inspection including images of the defective parts are sent from the mobile device to a central database for storage, analysis and reporting.
Reports include corrective action, notification of defects and colour coded non-compliance reports. Certain mobile devices will allow for photographs of the defect 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. Inspection reports are accessible from any desktop computer linked to the database or by web access.
Racking safety inspection software totally eliminates paperwork from the inspection process and allows inspectors to conduct more inspections in a shorter period of time without losing time on data entry in the office or searching the paperwork for defects and non-compliance racks.
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