BYOD paperless crane inspection app launched

Techs4Biz Australia has introduced a new paperless crane inspection application that eliminates the hassles of paperwork during crane maintenance while saving time and money.

Strict regulations are in place worldwide to ensure safe practices during the maintenance of heavy machinery such as cranes. Regular inspections and preventative maintenance ensure safety at the worksite, minimising accidents and potential injury.

Paperless crane inspection software eliminates the typical hassles of safety inspections.

Designed to work on smartphones and tablets, the new paperless crane inspection app addresses the various limitations of conventional form-based crane inspection methods including the laborious paperwork that needs to be manually filled up at every stage of the inspection.

Apart from being time consuming, entering information in a paper form is not only tedious and error-prone but also confusing, especially when the inspection is being conducted in new sites or harsh environments.

The standard procedure for recording crane inspections includes identifying the crane to be inspected or serviced; inspecting the crane as per the appropriate standard or manufacturer specifications; filling in the multitude of crane details (engine hours, odometer, registration number, parts used, etc.); taking photos of any defect or deficiency of the crane; uploading the photo to the computer; editing the photo to highlight problem areas; incorporating the photo in the paperwork; recording parts and labour used; creating reports of the inspected crane for the client; sending the client the report or corrective action required; and scheduling the next inspection.

The same process can be accomplished at a faster speed using a paperless crane inspection app and an appropriate mobile device, saving time and money for all stakeholders.

A paperless crane inspection application can help inspectors and field technicians use their smartphone or tablet devices running on Android or iOS to scan barcode, read RFID or enter ID of the crane; enter data using pick lists or speech to text; take photos of the crane using the mobile device’s in-built camera; capture electronic signature on the mobile device; get real-time offline access to reference material such as manuals and instructions, previous inspection history of the crane, and relevant standards (AS -2550); provide list of all parts required and used during the service; send completed inspection report and images back to the office in real-time; automatically generate reports on the spot and send to clients; and follow up on required corrective actions.

Using a paperless crane inspection application to inspect cranes will minimise human errors, simplify the inspection process in the field, and save time, money and paper.

It has been specifically configured to suit the inspection and service requirements of any type of crane including mobile, overhead, tower, rough terrain, crawler and aerial mounted models among others.