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A comprehensive safety software package will have a preventative maintenance area where you can schedule service, inspections, and maintenance to be done at an interval of your choice. My vehicle for example needs an oil change each 10,000 km’s the result of not doing so may be catastrophic engine failure. Larger pieces of equipment such as cranes, forklifts, boilers and production machinery should all be on a preventative maintenance program. What about your safety gear? Should fire extinguishers, harnesses and SCBA units not have regular inspections and preventative maintenance?
Most safety audits include a requirement for inspections and preventative maintenance of all of the above mentioned items. I often hear that a company with a fleet has a GPS system which covers preventative maintenance – but it rarely does it cover inspections and repairs due to an incident. Sometimes machinery with hour meter also has a built in system for preventative maintenance however the hole here is also inspections, repairs, and sometimes quality. Safety gear is often completely overlooked and not tracked – how devastating would it be that the first time you go to use a fire extinguisher it fails, go to don your fall protection harness only to find missing parts, or need to use a defibrillator with no battery!
Safety software should help you connect the dots – each piece of equipment should have its own container/file with preventative maintenance attached and inspections, incidents, and actions/repair orders, and any documentation should link to the unit. Only then do you have a full understanding of the history of a piece of equipment, tool, safety gear or vehicle. It just makes sense to track it in a safety software solution, doesn’t it?
Why DO we do workplace inspections? Is it to find things that are in need of repair, are dirty, or pose a hazard? Is it to complete a mandatory requirement? Is it to record substandard conditions or acts? Of course all these are true and there is much more.Read more: Why Do We Do Workplace Inspections?
When I ask the question "Who needs training" to management who are responsible for training employees there is always a moment of silence. The question is loaded with issues that many companies handle with difficulty.Read more: Question of the Day: Who Needs Training?
Very heavy hearts as we watch the news surrounding the massacre in Orlando, FL. We send prayers, positive thoughts and strength to the #LBGTQ Community and the people of #Orlando
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Vancouver, BC Canada – Spence Software Services Ltd. announced the worldwide release of the leading edge safety management system S2WebCorporate™, also known as S2Web or S2. S2Web combines leading edge technology with experienced safety professionals to provide thorough critical safety tracking to all key stakeholders in an organization. One point of reference from multiple points of access.Read more: SAFETY SOFTWARE RELEASED AFTER 10 YEARS OF PROVEN USE