Safety inspections for playground equipment and amusement rides have been progressively simplified with the increasing use of iPads to conduct safety compliance checks.
Using an iPad running a paperless field inspection application can make the safety compliance process as simple as possible and will also assist to comply with many Australian Standards such as AS/NZS 4486 Playgrounds and playground equipment; AS 1428: Design for access and mobility; AS/NZS 4422: Playground surfacing; AS 4685: Playground equipment; AS 4989: Trampolines- Safety aspects; and AS 3533 Amusement rides and devices.
Safety inspectors responsible for playgrounds and amusement rides are no longer required to fill out paperwork. The safety inspector can perform all the required field tasks using a paperless inspection application on the iPad, easily utilising the device’s features such as camera, voice to text capabilities (Siri), automatic date, and time and GPS stamps, while getting simple access to reference material.
Key benefits of using a paperless inspection application on iPad
The iPad will list all information required by inspectors to perform their safety inspection tasks, including task lists, job safety analysis, instructions and references to the relevant codes and policies (e.g. AS 4486). Safety inspectors can enter as much information as needed on the iPad, and will also have easy access to playground information and previous inspections results.
The safety inspector can record findings from the inspection using pre-set text or tailored dropdown boxes, reading QR and barcodes or using the iPad’s keyboard. Photos can be taken and annotations made for reference, and audio notes can be recorded using Siri that will translate speech to text. Safety reports can be produced as required in real time.
Paperless inspection software can be customised to suit the specific requirements of any field inspection and make the findings available online in real time. Paperless inspection applications on iPads can simplify safety compliance processes, while also saving paper, delivering results in real time, and conserving time and money.
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