26/05/2020 - 13:51 pm

Inspection firm gets a lift with new automated reporting solution

One of Northern Ireland’s leading lifting inspection and engineering services firms has switched to CoreRFID. ITS Plant Tech, which counts RTE, Siemens Ireland and GE Energy among its clients, is deploying CoreRFID’s CheckedOK solution.

Software consultancy, CoreRFID won the work because of its record of providing tailored solutions in the sector. CheckedOK enables equipment inspectors to use a mobile phone or tablet to input data onsite. Data is automatically updated to a secure hosted database and certification documents will be immediately available for online viewing and download by customers.

ITS Plant Tech managing director, Damien McManus, explains the reasons for the move, “The automated system we had in place could not be configured as we wanted. CheckedOK is easy to customise and so we can develop it to our needs now and in the future.”

CoreRFID has established a strong presence in the Irish lifting and cranes industry over the past 10 years since Dublin-based Hoistech became the first CheckedOK user. The sector accounts for over 50% of all CoreRFID’s clients.

Established 2004, ITS provides inspection services to lifting firms in Ireland and the UK, which help lifting firms meet LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) standards.

It also offers specialist training for lifting equipment and working at heights as well as safety and risk management consultancy. It is one of only a few Irish companies fully accredited to carry out statutory inspections for turbines and works to Renewable UK safety standards for maintenance services for all access, lifting, fire and pressure kit.

McManus says, “Our previous suppliers, one of which was local and the other from overseas, used systems that couldn’t be adapted to our needs as we’ve developed and grown. We had to make a change.

“It was Munzi and his team’s willingness to modify the software for our specific requirements which was the deal clincher.”

CoreRFID’s technical director Munzi Ali says, ‘We believe systems need to fit in with a user’s IT and operational systems and then be able to grow with the needs of the business and not the other way round.”

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