Pre-start checks are a fundamental part of any organisation dealing with machinery, vehicles or industry equipment.
With many businesses and firms having a wide variety of these, pre-start checks can be a logistical and inspection bottleneck. Improper methods and processes can lead to waiting times being exasperated, assets being potentially unsafe and overall company efficiency decreasing. For organisations wanting to ensure their pre-start procedures are both thorough and effective, digital methods are the way forward.
Mobile inspection applications are today providing ways of reporting not feasible and conceived possible 10 years ago. Applications on a smartphone and tablet can capture an incredibly high amount of information in the palm of your hand. Features such as barcode scanning, RFID, picture-taking and annotation are ensuring every inspection can record the very best information; invaluable for later inspections and use of a piece of equipment.
Similarly beneficial to an inspector, is the attachment of manuals, previous inspection reports or any other reference material deemed necessary to a specific checklist. No more large manuals to carry around for every crane or tractor pre-start check just in case it’s needed; specific checklist parts can receive a specific manual/reference material section.
The inspection checklist can also be broken down into subsections with standardised response parts, or lengthy regular text box sections. Each checklist can be updated over-the-air, allowing new regulations or important information to be transmitted to inspectors and machinery users instantaneously. This means that the newest regulation on safety for lifting equipment can be passed onto inspectors in the field as soon as it’s issued. Inspectors can truly make use of the very best mobile device technology to speed up their pre-start procedures.
How Pervidi can integrate pre-start with digital
Pervidi’s Paperless Inspection Application can help you take your business pre-start checks digital. The industry-leading software application is formed by two parts; the mobile device app, and the back-end portal. For a true digital ecosystem, this can be hosted on the Cloud (SaaS) or on a private server (In house), with both options allowing seamless integration with current business intelligence, (BI) and ERP systems.
Pre-start checklists on your mobile device
The mobile device app by Pervidi is intuitive, user-friendly and a powerful tool for inspectors. Whilst it has vast potential for integration for checklists and existing inspection methods, it can remain simple and fast when needed. Each checklist can be highly customised, or taken from an extensive library of pre-designed and industry reports. This ensures that you always have what you need when your about to start up the machinery, vehicle or asset before use.
The app also boasts an offline mode for recording, meaning you can inspect your machinery in the middle of the jungle, ocean or desert, wherever your operations may take you. Internet access is only required when you wish to synchronise your data with the back-end portal for analysis.
The integrated web-portal management system
The application on the smartphone or tablet is paired with a highly adaptable and versatile computerised management system, accessible from any device via a web-portal. The system can integrate with existing CMMS software, give automatic scheduling and reports to inspectors, and give you in-depth analysis of inspection data. Data can be split across different pre-start checks for different vehicles or assets depending on what your business uses.
Results can be automatically sent to management teams via customised triggers, or downloaded and given to any future checklist. Whilst keeping your data secure, the Pervidi back-end system can identify problem trends, and correct deficiencies before they become a large issue through notifications to the right people in real-time.
Uses of Pervidi in pre-start by organisations today
Pervidi is being employed by several organisations in various industries for pre-start use. As machinery, vehicles and assets can be so diverse in their needs and requirements for regulations and safety, it is important that any pre-start inspection solution is customisable. Pervidi’s tailor-made package is helping companies in numerous industries with pre-start checks including:
- Industrial equipment
- Machinery rental
- Oil and gas