Environmental Inspections using Mobile Tools

2018 has marked a significant year for the
environment. Industries and organisations, nations and firms; all are facing
higher pressure to be more environmentally conscious in their activities.
Before long, many materials will be phased out, industries reshaped and
operations redesigned. The good news is that it’s becoming easier than ever to
comply with environmental regulations and further reduce our ecological
footprint. Paperless tools and digital inspection services are giving many a
powerful way to take their business forward to an environmentally friendly
future.

Industry compliance such as ISO 14001 are
important regulations for a business. Not only does it demonstrate compliance
and potential competitive advantage, industry regulations are a way of keeping
your business current. Several types of compliance are now becoming simple
tasks thanks to mobile devices. Regular smartphones and tablets are being used
by inspection officials, field personnel and service teams to manage assets,
locations, compliance and business methods. When a piece of equipment is due
for an inspection, an environmental inspector only needs to bring a tool that
fits easily in a pocket. Besides clearly saving huge amounts of paper (and
trees), inspection tools via a mobile device app bring a plethora of different
features and benefits. All reference material in terms of manuals, instructions
or industry regulation documents can be attached to a form or a checklist, all
check sheets ordered in a structured order on the digital inspection app. Users
can also take advantage of the camera to scan barcodes and/or RFID, or just for picture taking and
annotation to supplement inspection data recordings. Other features commonly on
premium inspection solutions are things like GPS timestamps, or standardised
response checklist boxed to dramatically increase reporting speed in the field.

There are also several indirect benefits
that moving to digital can bring. Inspection officials that record data put it
into checklists with predetermined data algorithms. If deficiencies and
non-conformances are detected, both management and maintenance can be alerted
in real time, and the user can be provided with an automatically suggested recommendations
corrective action. All parties are informed of both the fault and the action
taken, meaning there is less information search in the future. Assets and
equipment can also be monitored with full cradle to grave life-cycle deficiency
tracking giving management insightful ROI data and maintenance a historical record
of the asset. The flow of information is also helped through the very nature of
being paperless; the business inspection ecosystem can be hosted on private
in-house servers or via the cloud (SaaS).

What’s the best way to comply with
regulations such as ISO 14001? Taking your business paperless with mobile
device inspection tools. In a fast-moving digital age, many organisations and
businesses are in danger of being left behind. Thanks to electronic inspection
tools, your business can easily effectively and efficiently comply with any
environmental regulation.

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