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14 May 2020

Ship Owners and Managers Set for Digital Efficiency with BASSnet™ Inspection App

BASS’s latest offering, the BASSnet™ Inspection mobile app, is fully integrated with BASSnet™ SAFIR (Safety & Improvement Reporting) so that vessel and shorebased personnel can instantly go digital when conducting audits and inspections on site.

Safety and quality checks are an important necessity to meet compliance standards. But the logistics of manually noting checklist items at various locations before transferring information to safety management systems can be complex and time-intensive. Also, juggling bulky paperwork on-site increases the risk of errors or information missed-out. The Inspection app changes things.

Inspectors and on-board officers can now save time and effort with increased digital efficiency during on-site audits and inspections. The app can work in offline mode to ensure users are not bound to internet connectivity. Data updated via the app can be immediately synced with the BASSnet™ database once the user is online.

“Mobile apps have changed the way we approach everyday tasks, and it’s no different when it comes to safety checks,” says Per Steinar Upsaker, CEO and managing director of BASS. “With the Inspection app, we wanted users to have remote access to BASSnet™ SAFIR’s checklists and audit guides 24/7 at any location. Using predefined templates on-site means standardisation of inspection checklists across the company and fleet. Updates can then be synchronised with the BASSnet™ database and modified in the comfort of the office. It’s an incredibly simple and user-friendly process that will streamline audits and inspections on vessels and at offices.”

By making it easy to note checklist items on-the-go for syncing to the Office database, the app will no doubt increase efficiency and cost-savings. But these are not the app’s only benefits. Paperless tools are another great plus.

“Often, text only scratches the surface. We wanted to give users the convenience of being able to capture and attach helpful image, voice and video recordings from their mobile devices as they walk around and make observations,” notes Martin Bjoernebye, BASS’s VP of research and development.

“Images can also be edited so that users can highlight areas of importance. Audio note-taking for ease of commenting is another feature we’re proud of. The app will also allow for ad-hoc reporting of findings for Event reporting, a great tool for ship managers visiting vessels for unplanned inspections.”

The ease of recording data gives inspectors the best chance of reliably capturing all observations onsite quickly and easily. In addition, the app’s Findings feature will allow ship managers to instantly record issues for improvement as and when noticed. Convenience and simplicity are certainly hallmarks of the BASSnet™ Inspection app, promising to greatly improve the way personnel perform audits and inspections from now on.

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