Shawn Macpherson

Recent Posts

How Manual Auditing and Paper Processes Are Hurting Your Business

The truth is that many businesses are still not aware that they are stuck in the past. It may seem like paper forms and excel spreadsheets are inexpensive ways to audit and document; they are...
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Topics: inspection software

Inspecting Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Firefighters always have to be ready to respond to an emergency and this means that their gear must always be in good working condition and ready for use. For equipment like Self Contained...
2 min read

Topics: inspection best practices, equipment maintenance

How to Ensure a Thorough Fire Truck Inspection

Fire trucks are the ultimate symbols of safety and protection. Ensuring that a fire truck and all its components are working as they should is what ultimately saves lives.
3 min read

Topics: inspection best practices, equipment maintenance

Five Checklists That Make for a Safer Construction Site

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous work environments with the high amount of manual labor and strong reliance on equipment combining to put construction workers at risk. Falls,...
2 min read

Topics: workplace safety, equipment maintenance

How to use images for better Safety Observation Reporting

When conducting safety walk around inspections, the hazards that pose immediate threats - like fall hazards, exposed wires, or blocked exits - are dealt with immediately. Other potential risks are...
2 min read

Topics: mobile inspections, inspection best practices, safety audits

Understanding the Components of an Inspection Strategy

Inspections provide a clear and comprehensive picture of the hazards and risks of a project, making regular inspections excellent strategies for uncovering safety concerns and reducing risk....
3 min read

Topics: inspection management, safety audits

Inspection Checklists for the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

According to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, an estimated   275 workers die each day  in the US due to hazardous working conditions. The AFL-CIO 2021...
4 min read

Topics: why inspect?, inspection software

Why You Should Make Your Workplace Checklists Digital

Whether you're running a restaurant, an office, or any other type of workplace environment, there are specific tasks that must be done to stay compliant with safety regulations and protect your...
2 min read

Topics: inspection software, mobile inspections, safety audits

What is the Best Device for Conducting Field Inspections?

If field inspections and workplace audits are a part of your job, having the right tools with you is crucial. You'll be entering potentially dangerous work environments while navigating through...
2 min read

Topics: inspection software, inspection management, inspection best practices

Ladders: Why Does This Simple Equipment Require Complex Inspections?

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that ladders were involved in 20% of fall injuries among workers, with hospitals reporting that 81% of the fall...
3 min read

Topics: inspection checklists, equipment maintenance, asset management

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