4 Million Inspection Checklists Sold
To date, Good to Go Safety have supplied over 4 million checklists to companies around the UK.
If you don’t currently know about our multi-award winning inspection systems, you may be wondering why so many people insist on utilising Good to Go Safety rather than simply printing their own checklists in-house? The answers are numerous ….
1. Safety First
From a safety perspective, there is a requirement under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations), LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations), WAHR (Work at Height Regulations) and multiple other Standards & best practice guidelines that workplace equipment must be maintained and that regular inspections carried out and recorded.
Our equipment checklists take into account safety critical checks that are specific to each piece of equipment – they include guidance notes and advise of what to look for to minimise the risk of faults being missed. The checklists can be used for daily, weekly, monthly or ad-hoc inspections – giving total flexibility on how often your inspections will take place, in line with your risk assessment findings. Our checklists have a consistent design and work through each step of the inspection in a methodical order making the process clear and efficient for the inspector to complete.
Each checklist is signed and dated on completion before being removed form the book and placed inside a status tag, attached to the equipment, for all to see. A duplicate copy is retained inside the book for management records and provides invaluable evidence in the event of an accident involving that piece of equipment.
By displaying the findings in our unique status tag, it provides a clear visual indication of when the last inspection was completed and whether the equipment is deemed “Good to Go” or “Do Not Use” and minimises the risk of unsafe equipment being used. This feature also enables management, when walking past a piece of equipment, to immediately know if an inspection is up to date and gives them the ability to view the completed current checklist without the need to track down an operative.
Our checklists help companies ensure their workplace equipment is in safe working order prior to use.
2. If you care for your machines, then the machine will take care of you!
By keeping on top of equipment maintenance and by carrying out routine, regular inspections it means that “minor” faults are picked up early, before they develop into something considerably more substantial and costly (or dangerous). It also means that you are able to plan any maintenance at a suitable time and date to minimise disruption or downtime. Without this ‘good housekeeping’ the risk is that any maintenance will be entirely reactive rather than planned and/or preventative which will lead to higher costs, less efficient equipment and more time out of action.
If you are still printing out your own checklists, wiping clean and re-using plastic inserts, or simply not bothering with inspections then hopefully this article has given you food for thought. Maybe now is the time to join our growing list of users and find out for yourself how beneficial Good to Go Safety can be for your company.