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A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Nuclear

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Nuclear

"Everyone likes Tap Report from the top-down" - Darryll Styles, Ontario Power Generation, Fire Protection.  How has Tap Report helped streamline inspections in the field? We have used Tap Report for Ignition Source permits, Combustible Material inspections, and Fire Extinguisher inspections; we're currently adding other areas to the platform as well. The Tap Report system has helped us keep better records on the inspections we complete for code compliance. It's also easy to view the history of inspections and upcoming checks such as when extinguishers need to be hydrostatic checked, annual check, etc. Describe the process for creating a list of findings and photos before and after joining Tap Report. The CMS process before Tap Report was very manual. We would go into the field, take pictures, then download the pictures. After download, we would add the pictures to a special excel sheet which would include manual entry of additional notes and send to all parties.

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Fire Emergency Systems in High-Rise Buildings

Fire Emergency Systems in High-Rise Buildings

When it comes to fire safety, high-rise buildings must be specially equipped to prevent a disaster from occurring.  Without proper fire emergency systems in your high-rise building, a minor incident could rapidly escalate into a major tragedy. To protect your building and ensure the safety of occupants, strict guidelines must be followed by building staff.  Regular inspections are an absolute must to ensure these guidelines are being followed, keeping your building safe.  Here are the most common requirements for fire emergency systems in high-rise buildings:  Elevators are to be controlled by a keyed switch  A designated firefighter’s elevator must be present in the building  Smoke shaft, exhaust system and/or windows must act as means of ventilation from each floor area to outdoors  Sprinklers must be installed throughout the building; see this post for sprinkler valve inspection requirements In the event that any of the fire alarm and sprinkler systems are off-line for

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Emergency Power Systems

Emergency Power Systems

Emergency power systems, such as generators, must be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with their manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instruction manual as well as standards and legislation laid out in the “Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings” CAN/CSA C282, 6.7.1 NFC & OFC.  Emergency power systems are expensive assets and are critical to maintaining safe building operation in the event of a power failure. With this in mind, there are several inspection points, tests and data that must be collected and recorded on a regular basis.  Here are some general guidelines for emergency power system inspections and maintenance:  Overall  Equipment must be tested and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instruction manual Maintenance work must be logged and kept in accordance with the manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instruction manual; logs must include: date work was completed, record of parts replace

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How to Inspect?

How to Inspect?

There are different ways of satisfying inspection requirements and they have evolved over time. Inspection methods include: Pen and Paper Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Near-Field Communication (NFC) The most basic form of inspection uses pen and paper; it’s also the most widely used method at the moment. Personnel go to each location with their paper form or check list and mark down that they have inspected the equipment and note any deficiencies. A manager collects all records of the inspection to review and verify that all areas have been inspected and notify the appropriate personnel of any deficiencies found through email or a work order system. This method of inspection can leave room for human error and requires storage/indexing. It is also time consuming to review all paperwork and manually send out deficiencies to the appropriate parties.  Over time, technology has evolved to help automate the inspection process. In the 1990s, a cylinder-shaped tool that

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5 Reasons Inspections Get Missed By Honest Workers

5 Reasons Inspections Get Missed By Honest Workers

For many of us, routine workplace inspections such as fire equipment, first aid equipment, and preventative maintenance are a monthly, daily or even hourly occurrence. Several legislative Acts mandate these inspections, putting pressure on Employers and Property Managers. Despite these pressures, the majority of us have at least one item that chronically falls through the cracks. Why might this be? We set out to answer just that, and returned with these top 5 factors. 1. Procrastination According to a study conducted by verywell.com, 20% of people chronically avoid difficult tasks. Some key reasons for procrastinating include: not knowing where to start, feeling overwhelmed from disorganization, and forgetting to do it. The use of automatic reminders can help kick this habit.  2. Ambiguous locations Often, many floors and hallways look similar. Having a list of location descriptions can sometimes falsely lead workers to believe that each location was visited, as all the descri

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A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

A Spotlight on Tap Report Use in Commercial Real Estate Property Management

We sat down with Michael Goss, Oxford Properties Security Site Supervisor to understand how Tap Report has improved inspections in a commercial property management/real estate setting.  Provide a brief description of yourself, your position and your company. Security Site Supervisor for Oxford Properties, a commercial property management firm. What do you use Tap Report for? Security Patrols and First-Aid Checks As a manager, what do you find most valuable about Tap Report? The ability to audit the security staff in the morning to ensure all the patrols are completed. A month ago, we had a complaint put forward by a tenant that a mechanical room wasn't checked properly. We are now able to see it was checked three times in the last twelve hours using Tap Report. What do your staff like most about using Tap Report? The ability to audit and quantify their patrols/hard work What do you think has improved most with using Tap Report for inspections? The increase in patrols and audits

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