Guardrails are protective fences, rails, and structures to protect people from off-limit areas on roads, high-rise structures, rigs, buildings, bridges, etc. They require regular inspections to ensure they are well maintained and reliable to protect life and property adequately. Here are some essential elements of Guardrail inspections.

  • What do typical Guardrail inspections include?
  • What makes these inspections vital to the safety of life and property in residential, civil, and commercial structures?
  • How does Fielda help inspectors conduct Guardrail inspections with greater ease and efficiency?

What do typical Guardrail inspections include: During Guardrail inspections, technicians examine details like the Guardrail reference numbers and exact location of the guardrail and audit specific items such as Standard Road Plans verification completion status. For instance, is grading completed, and are sod flumes, shoulder surfacing, and intakes appropriately constructed? Are wood posts and spacer blocks verified for certification and preservative treatment? Inspectors also check if the installation line is fitted correctly for the type of guardrail used and if rail and cable height is as per standard road plan specifications. They also inspect the condition of the end anchors or terminals, bolts, high tension cables, etc.   

Why these inspections are vital for safety: Guardrail inspections are required to ensure that they are built by regulatory requirements based on their location, purpose, structure, and type. Failure to comply with these norms can result in consequences beyond having to deal with penalties and fines. Poorly maintained Guardrails can pose risks to life and limb if they fail to serve their designated purpose. In addition, damage, corrosion, wear and tear, improper fitting, etc., can compromise Guardrails’ reliability and result in higher repair costs. Regular inspections help ensure proper installation, maintenance, and servicing for reliability and long life. 

How does Fielda help inspectors conduct Guardrail inspections more efficiently: Guardrails may be located in odd places, sometimes in off-grid locations. As a result, their assessment involves comprehensive data capture and evidence such as photos and videos when required. Fielda, with its offline data capture capability, is ideally designed to help inspectors seamlessly collect field data even when disconnected from the internet. In addition, they can instantly upload photos and evidence documents from their mobile devices and customize checklists as they see fit using Fielda’s custom forms functionality. 

Adapt: Design and modify processes to suit your operations teams’ requirements with adaptable workflow

Access: Instantly access status updates and critical metrics using Field’s dashboards and reports

Synergize: Enable a transparent flow of information between key stakeholders for maximum collaboration. 

 

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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