This article is the third in a series of discussions with Safety Reports co-founder Steve Polich in which he talks about his career and technology’s impact on workplace safety. Steve describes the efficiency gains created by photo-based safety apps.
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Mobile safety applications make performing comprehensive, professional inspections and reports easier than ever, according to Safety Reports founder Steve Polich. While the use of a mobile application like Safety Reports does not change the basic tasks performed during a walkthrough, it is conducive to better documentation, improved note-taking, and a more thorough final report.
Here’s an outline of a typical one-hour inspection using a mobile safety app.
Traditionally, time spent on site versus time creating reports has been one-to-one, meaning that each hour spent on site takes approximately an hour to generate a report. This paradigm shifts with the use of mobile safety inspection applications. With Safety Reports, an average site visit and report only takes 1.25 hours – down from two hours – because of the ability to generate reports much more quickly.
In addition to time savings, the use of a mobile inspection application like Safety Reports offers other advantages for safety consultants:
Reports are more detailed, comprehensive, and professional. A comprehensive report that accurately documents the inspection results is essential for client satisfaction and minimizing the consultant’s legal liability. The Safety Reports report templates include the following elements.
Not only can they provide customers with more accurate, comprehensive, and professional reports, but they can do it in a fraction of the time compared to the traditional inspection process.
This article is the third in a series of discussions with Safety Reports founder Steve Polich in which he talks about his career and the impact technology has on workplace safety. In part 4 of this series, Steve discusses key takeaways for safety consultants