What is Inspection Checklist?
What is an inspection in Facilities Management?
Health protocols, appliances, personal protective equipment (PPE), and escape routes must all be inspected on a regular basis in all workplaces. These checks can be used in office settings, production floors, warehouses, labs, and a variety of other work environments to ensure that operations are up to code and running smoothly.
Inspections can be done in a number of ways at work. Some organizations send a competent individual to walk around the facility and check for issues. Others hold sit-down meetings to address potential occupational risks. In the meantime, many facilities use checklists to ensure that checks include relevant items and that they are registered for future reference. These checklists will provide an easy way to keep track of what needs to be done.
WHAT IS AN INSPECTION CHECKLIST?
When used correctly, an inspection checklist ensures that a specific piece of equipment has been inspected. The person performing the inspection verifies that each part of the equipment is in proper working order as each item on the checklist is checked off. A checklist must be tailored to the type of equipment being inspected in order to be successful, with each part required for the proper operation being inspected. Checklists should be thorough, but they should also be simple to use, with items listed in a logical order based on how each type of equipment would be inspected. They must be simple to use or they will not be used.
Checklists have historically only been available on paper, but now you can use checklists digitally, with checks being performed directly on mobile devices in the field, and the data is automatically stored and assimilated for easy reporting.
ADVANTAGES OF INSPECTION CHECKLISTS
Inspection Checklists have Many Advantages. A few of them are mentioned below:
- Checklists can help people stay on track and organized. Inspection instructions can be followed by those conducting the inspection.
- Since there is a written report, employees will feel responsible for the inspection.
- Employees would have more faith in equipment and safety protocols if they know they are inspected on a regular basis.
- Problems can be identified before accidents take place.
- You will have good reports of the checks your site has done if an outside person/agency comes to inspect it. For example, if a vehicle malfunctions in your facility but you have paperwork indicating it was recently inspected, you can prove you followed proper safety procedures.
Checklists can help avoid ambiguous inspections in general. They show you how to analyze facilities, workspaces, and tasks step by step.
Digital Inspection Checklists in CAFM