We found that quality and compliance managers were tasked with documenting certain activities and data points on a regular basis; sometimes weekly, daily or even every hour. Depending on your facilities activities, you could have restroom cleaning logs, worker training logs, temperature monitoring logs…and the list goes on.
Oftentimes, public works departments are still using pen and paper for the majority of their inspections. The first step to efficiently conducting public works inspections is conducting these inspections online and collecting the data in real-time. Utilize the underground storage tank and stormwater management inspection templates to start collecting uniform data in your department that can be analyzed and help enhance your preventive maintenance programs while saving your department time and resources.
Introducing new technology to field engineers in a county government environment can seem like a daunting task. Here’s a bit of hindsight that illustrates how good intentions, inclusion, and real-world practice led to ‘accidental’ success.
Pen and paper inspections are quickly becoming a thing of the past – and county governments need to follow suit. Not only do inspections conducted by hand waste time on-site, the information input required to make the best use of data collected in the field is tedious and usually put off or ignored completely.
Inspections are a huge responsibility within county governments. Whether it’s the Bureau of Facilities, Public Health Department, or Environmental Services folks. These departments are tasked with ensuring county entities and operations are safe for the public. This requires a number of routine inspections, most of which are done by hand…
Stormwater facilities are a vital piece of our waterway systems, slowing and filtering stormwater runoff from roads, parking lots, and rooftops before then being diverted into local streams. With thousands of Stormwater facilities in each county, it is important that they are all inspected on a regular basis for clogs and structural cracks.
Underground storage tank systems include any tank that has at least 10% of its combined volume underground. Federal UST regulations apply only to UST systems that are storing petroleum or other hazardous substances while state regulations vary. When the UST program began, there were approximately 2.1 million regulated UST systems in the United States according to the EPA…
Data collection and reporting is a common issue for small to large organizations. While it can be time-consuming, it’s also necessary to be thorough when assessing people, places, or things for quality and safety. Just this week the DC Metrorail closed for an entire day to conduct emergency safety inspections…
With the growing popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and similar company-wide policies integrating mobile devices into the work day, a question arises about security. Often times, these devices are collecting confidential and sometimes sensitive information, especially when the data being collected involves compliance and regulatory measures.
As we enter 2016, we continue to see the growth of the Facilities Management (FM) industry. New technology, business practices, and shifts in the market are guiding FM organizations, leading to a higher expectation of service and offerings from businesses. The market for outsourced facilities management services is large and growing, estimated at more than $500 billion globally.