What are Inspections?
Inspections are a formal, documented process for identifying hazards, verifying compliance and systematically evaluating workplace EHS performance so that issues can be uncovered and ultimately corrected. They are a fundamental part of an effective workplace EHS management program, and while each inspection is unique to the work environment, equipment, process or personnel being evaluated, all serve the purpose of comparing workplace conditions against acceptable standards through the use of inspection checklists or other criteria.
Why Perform Inspections?
Inspections offer a direct means for determining whether your workplace is operating safely, efficiently and in compliance with applicable requirements. In fact, performing inspections of various types is required by numerous environmental and occupational health and safety regulations. They also serve to assess compliance with internal business standards, measure progress toward completion of company goals and objectives, and are a valuable tool for driving continuous improvement.
In addition to facilitating greater workplace EHS performance, having workers outside of traditional EHS management roles participate in your inspection program is one of the most effective ways to engage employees with your overall workplace EHS management program. It makes workers directly accountable for monitoring and improving workplace EHS performance, and an inclusive and responsive inspection program provides a clear signal to your employees that they are valued members of the organization, and that management is proactive in improving health, safety and sustainability.
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Audit & Inspection module gives you a powerful all-in-one inspection management system that can form the foundation for a highly effective workplace inspection program. Easy-to-use features and intuitive mobile inspection capabilities make it simple for users of all levels to perform inspections, schedule and track corrective actions, and share inspection results throughout the organization — instantly.
|Schedule, assign, perform, track and analyze inspections using a single,cloud-based system
|Create and manage custom checklists, and deploy them to any of your locations
|Instantly generate and assign corrective actions from your desktop or mobile device
|Perform whether online or offline with the VelocityEHS Mobile App
|Flexible reporting capabilities and search functions|