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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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Reasons for Performing Inspections

Reasons for Performing Inspections

Inspections are completed for a variety of reasons including: Compliance Preventative Maintenance Insurance Coverage Compliance Inspections are performed because their completion is mandated under certain legislation, codes and bylaws. For example, the Ontario Fire Code (6.2.7.2) mandates that equipment such as fire extinguishers must be inspected every 30 days. Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act states that inspections of electrical rooms, first aid kits, eyewash stations etc., must be conducted regularly to prevent the development of unsafe working conditions. Legislation also identifies the types of deficiencies and conditions to look for during these inspections as well as how quickly these deficiencies need to be resolved. *We used Ontario as an example but each province in Canada has similar regulatory bodies that govern similar legislation. There are also federally regulated policies that need to be complied with. These standards are pretty co

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Residential Property Management Case Study

Residential Property Management Case Study

We sat down with Dean McCabe, President and Founder of The Meritus Group, a condominium management firm, to get his perspective on the use of Tap Report's workplace inspection app in the residential property management industry. What do you use Tap Report for? At The Meritus Group, we use Tap Report to demonstrate to our clients our commitment to perform at contracted levels. Condominium board members expect a review of their property and we believe that Tap Report not only allows us to review and document site conditions efficiently but it also allows us to prove to board members how and when that site inspection was performed. In your opinion, how does the use of Tap Report in residential properties differ from commercial properties? The essential service is the same regardless of the type of property. Commercial properties may use it more to document maintenance work and schedule inspections on specific equipment where as in condominium management the product is a record

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