This article is the second 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 inefficiencies of the traditional site inspection process.
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During his career, Steve Polich, Safety Reports founder and a Certified Safety Professional, has performed thousands of site walkthroughs spanning industries, including general construction, manufacturing, and other environments. To show how far the industry has come. Steve walks us through the typical process when he began performing job site safety inspections in the early 2000s.
As an inspector, Steve developed a systematic method of approaching jobsites, which proved particularly useful when performing inspections at large, complex sites. This approach helped Steve conduct a thorough and complete site visit while spending most of his time on the areas of most significant concern.
According to Steve, a typical inspection took about an hour on-site with an equal amount of time needed for report generation.
In addition to the disadvantages mentioned above and the fact that safety consultants detest writing reports, the manual report writing process proved inefficient at best. If this description sounds all too familiar, Safety Reports will improve your work life for the better.
This article is the second in a series of discussions with Safety Reports founder Steve Polich. He talks about his career and the impact technology has on workplace safety. In part 3 of this series, Safety Reports founder Steve Polich describes how the advent of photo-based safety inspection applications helped optimize the site inspection process.