Why an inspection may be falsified
Rushed and incomplete inspections don’t automatically indicate incompetence. But find out why.
- Drivers and operators may take for granted that the vehicle or asset works as expected.
- They haven’t been trained on a standardized inspection process for that asset.
- Inclement weather such as snow or rain make inspecting the exterior uncomfortable.
- Tight deadlines or delivery dates add pressure to get moving or keep working.
- Underperforming drivers and operators see an opportunity to skip steps.
How to ensure complete inspections
Move to an electronically verifiable system to ensure each inspection and walkaround is done properly.
- Provide a tool that walks them through the inspection process, step by step.
- Drivers and operators perform the inspection, and upload the results for online review.
- Standardize inspection procedures so each one is performed the same way each time.
- Use the data to identify those who perform proper inspections—and those who don’t.
- Level the field for holding everyone to the same standards of proper inspections.
- Encourage and sustain a fleetwide culture of safety that discourages pencil whipping.
What you need in an electronic inspection system
Inspections performed using Zonar EVIR® are truly verifiable. Strengthen safety and compliance, keep going.
- Place a tag in each inspection zone.
- Drivers and operators scan the tags, perform the inspection, and upload the results for immediate online review.
- Customize complex inspection procedures in an easy-to-follow, bird’s eye view display.
- Verify online that each zone was visited, each tag was scanned, and the results are complete.
- Check the date and time stamps to see if any part of the inspection was rushed or missed.
- Strengthen compliance with DOT, OSHA, PTASP and MSHA regulations.