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Scaffold inspection app

SMART Inspector makes scheduling, conducting and reporting on scaffold inspections simple and efficient with an Apple or Android phone or tablet. No more paper as each inspection report can be automatically emailed to the contractor. SMART Inspector has been designed to work seamlessly with SMART Handovers with the two apps sharing the same management desktop console. Very little set up is needed so you’ll be able to get going straight away.

Smart Inspector Overview

Why choose a digital solution to improve efficiency and effectiveness of scaffold inspections and reports

The client is responsible for weekly scaffold inspections and for keeping copies of the reports available at any time. More often than not the client requests the scaffolding company to undertake the inspections which can leave scaffolding companies exposed to the allegation that they are “self-regulating” and hence do not always highlight issues, potentially leaving scaffolds unsafe. Failure to perform these inspections properly has led to numerous accidents, many of which have had fatal consequences. The problem that emerges is, in the aftermath of a such a failure, one of the first questions that the HSE will be asking is “how did you know the scaffold was safe?” The HSE will want to look closely at the inspection records, determine who was responsible for maintaining the register and examine what training or experience that person possessed in order to enable them to be deemed ‘competent’ to do so.

With renewed focus on the risks of Work at Height it’s apparent that the HSE are intent on prosecuting those who do not secure the safety of all staff on site. SMART Inspector can not only save you money it will help to provide you and your clients with the legal protection you need too!

Lyndon SGB talk about the benefits of SMART Inspector

Top 5 inspections defects
Top 5 inspection defects report

No more paperwork

A step by step process to record your inspection, capture the customer’s signature on your device and automatically schedule the inspection report to be emailed to your customer. This means you save time and money as there’s no need to rekey or scan the information when you get back to the office. No more lost paperwork and you’ll have a complete audit trail designed to comply with legislation should you ever need to prove your inspection history! See what the legal requirements are for scaffold inspections.

SMART Inspector scaffolding app
SMART Inspector scaffolding app with a signature

Simple desktop console

The desktop console gives you the option to set up new customers and sites via your computer, making it quick and easy to add new projects. You can see at a glance what scaffolds are on hire and plan the weekly inspections in advance. There are a range of reports that you can run and download: a detailed inspection report, an inspection summary, check the inspection status of all standing scaffolds, view the inspection history of one your scaffolds or produce an unsafe scaffold report for a particular site. You can see your activity across the company and then filter that by site, date, user and the type of activity. Then just click on the activity to get the full details. If you have SMART Estimator you also have the option to import customer and site addresses as well as scaffold details so there’s no need to rekey them.

Inspection summary graph
Activity report

Simple to use on site

The app guides you through a step by step process to ensure a consistent approach. You can set up new sites and scaffolds from your mobile device and even add photographs of any defects! Should you not have any signal or wifi the device will store the information and synch up when you’re next connected. There’s also a useful diary feature that lets you add notes and photographs to a scaffold just in case you need evidence in the future. If necessary the app will run on intrinsically safe devices and photographs can be disabled on sensitive sites.

Photo of a scaffold defect

Quickly find your scaffold

Once on site you can very quickly find the scaffold you want to inspect – either from a drop down list or you can simply scan a QR code.

Scaffold inspection QR code

Schedule reports to your contractors

SMART Inspector has been specifically designed to meet contractor’s needs and meet current legislation. You choose what reports are sent out: a daily detailed inspection report, a daily inspection summary and/or a weekly inspection status report. You also have the option to send remedial action reports directly to your customers to inform them of inspection defects that need to be rectified.

Click on the report to see a full sized sample

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