QR Code Tracking System
When it was revealed in the company’s annual safety audit that several items of factory plant equipment were in fact overdue for inspection, mainly as a result of them being out on-site when inspections were being held at the factory, the Express Glass Safety Committee started looking at potential solutions to ensure all inspections were carried out as required in a timely manner.
A brainstorming session led to the idea of using a QR Code system to keep an up-to-date register of assets requiring testing and their location at any given time. This resulted in the company’s IT department being brought in to scope the project, which also identified further workplace health and safety opportunities and benefits from using the QR Code system.
The scope of the project was expanded to include filming videos of SOPs for each item of plant equipment, these could be watched easily on a phone before use. The technology was developed internally, tested, and then rolled out across all items of plant and equipment in the company’s Sydney factories. It is also being rolled out across all worksites.
As a further benefit from adopting the use of QR Codes, the SOP videos have leveraged the company’s training management system, ensuring new staff can be given on-the-spot training when using new equipment, and any existing staff can easily access refresher training to ensure their skills are up-to-date.
The QR Code system has now become part of the company’s innovative approach to ensuring its safety management system is followed, and it could easily be adopted by other businesses of any size as part of their workplace health and safety solution without any need to purchase any new equipment.