Asbestos is a group of silicate compounds used widely in industry for their properties of strength, fire resistance, durability, etc. However, they are harmful chemicals known to cause asbestos poisoning and cancer. Therefore, asbestos inspection are conducted on properties, usually during renovation, demolition, or redesign, to identify the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) and manage the risk of exposure accordingly. Here we will review some highlights of Asbestos Inspection:
- What do Asbestos inspection cover in general?
- Why are these inspections necessary for commercial enterprises?
- How does Fielda simplify the process of Asbestos inspection?
What do Asbestos Inspection cover: During inspections, officers identify locations where Asbestos is used; these may include zones where samples are taken, or the area is presumed to have Asbestos and needs further investigation. If samples are collected, they document details like the sample number, sampling date, etc. In addition, the inspectors usually include photographs of the location as part of their report, add notes about the area in question, if the risk is low, medium, or high, and accordingly, if action is needed urgently or not.
Why are these inspections necessary: Areas where Asbestos has been used result in tiny strands and particles of Asbestos floating in the air, causing inhalation. Extended exposure causes severe health hazards. This can result in staff falling ill and the complications of medical claims, legal suits, etc. For instance, if staff members suffer Asbestos exposure while working with a Federal agency, they are entitled to compensation and medical expenses covered by Federal Employees’ Compensation Program. In addition, in private enterprises, regulations and industry practices mandated by bodies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) require that organizations assess and manage this risk meticulously.
How Fielda simplifies Asbestos Inspection: With Fielda, inspectors can conduct Asbestos audits much faster and more efficiently. Since these reports include details like samples, photographs, action required, etc., inspectors can submit all these details at one go with the custom digital inspection checklist. In addition, Fielda enables easy coordination with other stakeholders in the system who may need to work on sample testing or conduct risk mitigation work on the site. Finally, inspectors can seamlessly handle tasks and follow-ups through Fielda’s custom workflow management.
Collect: Adapt checklists as required and submit data and additional evidence files from the convenience of a mobile device.
Share: Share silo data with various teams depending on tasks to be completed and the inspector’s risk evaluation.
Manage: Access simple dashboards, reports, and metrics to efficiently manage inspection routines.
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.