September 13, 2011 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] Oakville, Canada - APPinspect today is pleased to announce Hazard Manager 3.33 for iPad, an update to their customizable, map-based, inspection app. Ideal for safety professionals in all industries, Hazard Manager allows the easy import of floor plans, graphics, or photos, which can be blazed with different colored Hazard Points. Each HazPoint contains a variety of data storage functions, including: photos from the iPad 2 camera, pictures from the Photo Library (accident investigation photos, GHS hazard symbols, or any JPEG), checklists, custom fields, status flags, etc. The app accommodates multiple facilities and users, and sharing via six different export formats. While used primarily for the documentation and information management of safety inspections in manufacturing facilities, Hazard Manager can easily track safety issues inherent in any R&D project, field trial, or experiment.
Plant safety directors and managers have quickly adopted powerful, portable, mobile devices, which permit them to conveniently carry a wealth of workplace safety information with them, wherever they go. Increasingly, safety professionals are coming to rely upon new noise apps, light apps, vibration apps, radiation apps, etc. And a huge body of international safety regulation is also ready to come online. Now, more than ever, the safety groups at workplaces worldwide can benefit from the capabilities of Hazard Manager, helping them take advantage of these many new resources without becoming overwhelmed and without any paper forms.
There are two components to any map-based inspection program: a Floorplan and Hazard Points. With these two tools, regular inspections can be done using the Floorplan, entering pertinent data into Hazard Points. HazPoints are small, color-coded, editable, movable, information repositories that are able to store quantities and diverse types of data that usually require a dozen binders. This data includes:
* Photos, inspector names, UIDs, and location data
* Tags, descriptions, and custom fields
* Checklists, priorities, and attached documents
* Grouping by renameable layer, with an all-layers on overlay view
* Color-coded: Workplace Inspection, First Aid, Near Miss, Property Damage, Illness, Lost Time, No Lost Time, etc.
* View any one of nine layers
Floorplans can be marked up with inspection points and inspection paths. Users can begin by mastering monthly inspections for every floorplan for which they are responsible, and then begin to share using the diversity of export and import options Hazard Manager provides.
The substantial power of Hazard Manager becomes evident when users need to share their inspections. With six different export formats, inspections can be shared using: simple database CSV files, .png graphics, a full PDF report format, and the full or lightweight .hzp format (a map exchange format, which allows a collaborator to see the inspection on the map exactly as the user does). The PDF format makes use of the ever-growing iBooks functionality to create a library of inspection reports. It is now practical to show a government inspector monthly inspections and safety elements, in both map form and as PDFs, neatly stored on the iBooks bookshelf.
Of course, inspections can be imported, too. The app's rich folder structure enables the user to easily execute organized Management Projects on any given hazard, via:
* Projection capabilities to share at meetings, consensus building, planning, action, and aftercare
* Direct flip-card comparison of HazPointed Floorplans over time to build timelines
* Using photographs as Floorplans when a line drawing is not enough
* Makes any iPad a complete workplace inspection and hazard management tool
* Paper-free workplace inspections and notes
* JPEG floor plans with multiple data entry layers
* Identify hazard points using x-y, geo-referenced coordinates
* Full import and export capabilities
* Facilitates spatial analysis and 3-D visualization
"Use your iPad and Hazard Manager to achieve safety in your workplace," stated Chris McLeod of APPinspect. "Share in the potential for a wider exchange of safety ideas and opportunities outside your workplace. Try Hazard Manager for a safer workplace."
* Input in all languages supported by Apple
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 4.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hazard Manager v3.33 for iPad is only $49.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Oakville, Canada, the APPinspect Inc team is a small independent software company founded by Brent Cornelissen and Christopher Adam McLeod in February 2011. With a focus on innovation, APPinspect creates spatial apps for the Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Brent Cornelissen and Christopher Adam McLeod. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.