During an electrical inspection, a property's electrical equipment undergo quality and safety checks to ensure that they are in working condition before being operated. Inspections are often accompanied by site walkthroughs to detect and record electrical hazards. Reports generated after electrical inspections should provide an overall assessment of the worksite, trainings provided, and equipment used, and also present general recommendations on areas for improvement. Failure to conduct regular electrical inspections can lead to accidents caused by electric shock or even death.
The electrical inspection servicing industry have used digital solutions to improve its inspection workflows. Electrical apps have made the management of electrical inspections, from scheduling to issuance of electronic Certificates of Compliance (COCs), more efficient and systematic. These apps yield businesses invaluable time savings, productivity boosts, improved communication, and upgrades in operational efficiency.
Traditionally, the electrical inspector’s findings and observations are recorded manually on paper. Further, they have to go back to the office, review all observations, and create an Electrical Certificate of Compliance if the client's property has been proven to be compliant. This cumbersome process makes critical data susceptible to damage and loss, in addition to the storage and organization issues it presents.
A good electrical app for inspection such as the iAuditor software can solve this problem in 3 simple steps.
How to Do Paperless Electrical Inspections Using iAuditor
Step 1. Convert your paper form into a digital form or create a new template
iAuditor’s template builder can easily convert your existing paper form to a digital template that you can use in the electrical app. All you need to do is take a clear picture of your paper checklist, upload it to the app, and wait for a few seconds until the conversion is complete.
Lastly, you can create a new template through the web or mobile app using our easy, drag-and-drop template builder.
Step 2. Perform your electrical inspections, minus the paper forms
Using your new digital template, perform your electrical inspection with the iAuditor mobile app. Record your findings and observations using your android phone, iPhone, tablet, or Windows phone. You can complete your inspection even while offline. The data from the inspection will automatically sync to the cloud for storage and easy access the next time you connect to the Internet.
- Take and annotate photo evidence for documentation and review
- Unlimited cloud-based storage for all photos and reports
- Include detailed notes and recommendations for repair
- Assign actions to relevant personnel
Step 3. Generate a Report
After completing your electrical inspection, you can immediately generate a comprehensive report (in PDF, Word, or CSV) and Electrical Safety Certificate. You can choose to instantly share them to your clients and personnel from your organization. You can also create a web link to share with your client so they can review your completed report.
Failed items from inspections are compiled and highlighted in the first part of the report for easier recognition. This also makes it easier to triage issues discovered during the inspection.
View a sample report from the Electrical Inspection Checklist by clicking the image below.
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