Clever Way To Save Lives With Faster Equipment Inspections

Diligent inspection planning, thorough equipment inspections and clear inspection reports and histories can save lives, avoid suffering and major costs in a lot of industries. Planning, inspecting and reporting can be streamlined, customised and largely automated in the SafeTrak app to save time.

Too many workplace accidents are still caused by using equipment that is not fit for use. These accidents can have grave consequences. Imagine a scaffold collapsing: co-workers and passers-by might be seriously injured with colossal impact for themselves, their families and your business. Think about what happens when your fire extinguishers do nothing when they should, when valves suddenly break down, or when the reverse warning

indicator on a forklift does not work.

Safetrak inspection software makes time consuming paper-based equipment inspections a lot faster.  Safetrak inspection software is used for planning, managing and reporting for workplace safety inspections. Plug-in software modules are available for managing specific equipment such as ladders, scaffolding, etc. They contain the necessary inspection checks as determined by legislation and industry practices.

Digital Support For Equipment Inspections

SafeTrak enables you to keep track of inspections digitally and eliminates the need to make time consuming duplicates, decipher hasty handwriting or search for lost inspection papers. At the same time, the web application also includes an advanced inspection planning system that offers a full overview of every inspection planned and enables users to easily plan recurring inspections.

Book in, Book out

SafeTrak can be used to keep track of a wide range of equipment such as personal protection equipment, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, scaffolding, ladders, label printers or lockout bags. With SafeTrak, every tool can easily be checked in or out as long as it is labelled with a serial number, barcode or RFID label.

Automated Reporting

Predefined inspection templates can be created in SafeTrak to standardise and digitalise a variety of inspection reports. The web application can generate automated high level reports by extracting data from the inspection templates at regular intervals or on demand. With just a few clicks, inspection reports containing the most recent and complete data will always available via SafeTrak.

SafeTrak Mobile

The SafeTrak Mobile App can easily be accessed in the field on any smartphone. Internet access is not required. Enter an equipment serial number to access a predefined inspection template and equipment location information, or scan the equipment’s barcode. Log out after an inspection and the app will automatically upload data for immediate reporting once internet connection is restored.

Summary of Your Benefits When Using SafeTrak

Safetrak is a digital system that supports businesses with inspection planning, equipment inspections and inspection reporting to maximise safety, improve resource performance and minimise costs.

To do this, Safetrak offers:

  • Digital planning of regular equipment inspections
  • Guided, step-by-step customisable equipment inspections
  • Automated reporting on demand or at regular intervals
  • Digital book in/out for equipment

Digital Equipment Inspections Offer a Number Of Advantages:

  • Easy inspection planning complete with automated reminder emails
  • Accurate, standardised, customisable equipment inspections
  • Complete inspections on-the-job and immediately upload the completed template
  • Auto-generate reports in one click including the latest inspection data
  • Receive complete, auto-generated reports and audit trails at regular intervals via email

Easily Streamline Planning and Tasks With SafeTrak!

Safetrak provides automated planning and can schedule tasks in a number of ways:

  1. Easily plan recurring equipment inspections
  2. Export and email equipment inspection planning for feedback
  3. Plan inspections on a specific day, week, or month
  4. Plan inspections on an agreed date
  5. Assign inspections to users and optimise workload
  6. Auto-download assigned inspections on Safetrak handheld device
  7. Start inspections by identifying or scanning equipment
  8. Record equipment as missing or unavailable for inspection
  9. Auto-remind users to carry out planned inspections
  10. Receive e-mail notifications of failed and started inspections


A Free Guide Book: Optimise Equipment Safety

Qualitative inspections can prevent accidents related to the use of worn or faulty equipment. That makes inspecting equipment at regular intervals a good strategy to protect and increase workplace safety.

Visual Tagging solutions help companies to keep track of inspections and communicate inspection results on the equipment itself with all employees. The solution supports compliance with EU Directives and can further increase workplace safety and efficiency by avoiding the use of uninspected equipment.

This Visual Tagging guide book offers a tool to support best practice equipment inspections, equipment status communication and compliance with equipment related legislation.

Case Study: How to Easily Manage Thousands of Asset Inspections

A very large chemicals processer increased the efficiency of asset safety inspections with inspection templates and automated reporting using reliable Unitags and SafeTrak software.

A large chemical processing plant was keeping track of asset inspections on paper. With thousands of ladders, handrails and floor gratings on the list of assets that need regular safety inspection, the paper trail became exceedingly complex and time intensive to manage.

The plant was already using Unitag to communicate which assets were inspected, and deemed safe, or out of use. To keep employees safe and the facility compliant in an efficient way, a solution was needed to replace time-consuming handwritten inspection reports.

Solution: A Digital Asset Inspection Trail with SafeTrak

Brady proposed the SafeTrak software to replace the entire inspection paper trail with an online tool. All assets that need inspection can be set up in SafeTrak to make inspection planning and follow-up a lot more practical. Asset inspections can be planned at regular intervals, and to each type of asset a standard or custom inspection template can be linked.

In-house inspectors receive a notification on their ATEX-compliant handheld from SafeTrak and can start an asset inspection by scanning the asset’s RFID-enabled Multi-Tag from Brady. A pre-defined inspection template guides the inspectors in the field, and a report is shared automatically with stakeholders on inspection completion.

Assets are identified in the field with the RFID-enabled Unitag that can resist intensive cleaning processes. The tag’s RFID-chip can be programmed to link the actual field asset to its corresponding inspection history and asset details in SafeTrak.

To answer specific customer needs, Brady customised the flexible SafeTrak software in just 3 months. This enabled our customer to quickly and easily implement the solution in its existing inspection processes.

Results: Fast Asset Inspection and Automated Reporting

The chemicals processing plant can now inspect assets faster in a more accurate and easier way. More assets are inspected in a shorter time-span. Digital inspection reports are automatically generated and shared, and the time-consuming asset inspection paper trail is no longer needed.

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