Lifting inspections using paperless applications

Whether you are using leased
or rental assets or your own lifting equipment, it is fundamental that you have
a lifting inspection procedure in place. The LEEA is an international
organisation respected as the authoritative representative body in the lifting
industry. In order to meet the recommendations that are set by the LEEA, you
must consider how you will use your lifting equipment and how you wish to
conduct your lifting inspection. This goes for the refurbishment and repair,
maintenance, hire or end use by an operator of machinery. For this to occur it
is imperative to have a dynamic, tailored and powerful inspection solution in

Digital lifting
inspection can be completed via a paperless inspection application run on any
mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Run via Android or iOS, mobile
devices lend their features such as the built-in camera to the inspection application.
Using this, it is possible to take pictures of equipment for the lifting
inspection and add them post annotation to the report or the certificate. The
touchscreen allows the user to make drawings or highlight certain wear or
faults with lifting equipment, whilst GPS timestamps are derived directly from
the device itself.

The lifting
inspection application also makes it easier to keep track of lifting equipment,
whether it is portable or fixed, temporary or permanent, via built-in
historical asset tracking. This is viewable for all users with granted
permission via a web portal accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. Such access and
dependability on the system is unparalleled when compared to regular pen and
paper inspection procedures. Instead of storage via a cabinet in a stacked filing
room, digital lifting inspections can be based on servers in-house or via the
cloud (SaaS).

There are also many
benefits for management besides access to historical asset tracking and a
reduction in storage needs. Management can easily calculate ROI of their assets
via analytics provided after every lifting inspection report. They can also
configure pre-approved corrective actions that are triggered via the inspection
interface by certain data inputs. This can give quick and appropriate solutions
to lifting inspection queries that may occur in the field. All lifting inspections
require assets and equipment to be identified and recorded, which means that
management and maintenance teams can make strategic decisions long-term. By
automatically categorising reports after their data, and by making use of
features such as barcode/RFID scanning, this can be accomplished a lot quicker
than by using traditional methods.

The only true way to
realising just what a lifting inspection solution can do is to understand the
customisation abilities of the provider. To learn more about digital inspection
packages, or how paperless can be customised for your lifting needs, visit

Karl Ahlgren – Marketing Manager, Pervidi

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