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RFID asset management
13 January 2016
JSP Check, an asset management system that uses RFID technology, is a new innovation from JSP. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Device and is a data collection technology that uses devices (tags) for storing data.
JSP originally planned to introduce JSP Check on its height safety equipment to give the company a different offering to the market. However, after speaking to a number of customers, we realised that opening it up, so that customers are able to add tags to whatever assets they wish, will be much more beneficial for them.
Customers pay an annual fee that gives them the option to track as many assets as desired. To get our customers started, JSP offers them an RFID starter kit containing two desktop scanners, an assortment of one hundred tags and a three-month trial. It is then entirely up to the customer whether or not they then wish to continue with the system after this period. We at JSP will hand-hold the customer for the first three months to make sure they know how to use the system correctly and that they experience all the capabilities that JSP Check offers.
The RFID system
JSP Check uses RFID tags to store information on any asset. The tags are then attached to the asset and put into general working life. As much or as little information as required, such as date of manufacture, product code, end of life date, images etc can be put on the tag. The user is then able to set the location of the asset and the individual it is assigned to. Furthermore, they are able to see the location where the tag was last scanned.
Inspection schedules for each asset can be set, as well as notification schedules for reminder emails for upcoming inspections. Customised inspection forms can be created for the selection of items to inspect. The inspection can be completed on an NFC-enabled smart phone or tablet via the JSP Check App; if there are any issues with the inspection, the system allows pictures to be taken to show what is wrong with the asset. In addition, if the product is damaged, notifications can be sent to the relevant people to let them know that it is no longer fit for use and needs to be replaced. These people are able to view the inspection that took place on their computer and see why the product is damaged via the pictures taken during the inspection.
Should an issue arise with the product, the user will be able to see who last inspected it and find out what has happened to it. The information is held on a cloud-based server, so is updated instantly. This also means the use of paperwork is now non-existent, as everything is stored on the system itself, a simple clean filing system. However, if paper copies are also required, the option is available to print reports on recently-completed inspections.
Why use JSP Check?
- JSP Check uses NFC-enabled devices so there is no need to purchase expensive scanners
- JSP Check does not limit the number of assets that can be tagged
- The system cuts inspection time in half and removes the need for paperwork
- Accountability is increased if an item should go missing
- Since JSP Check is a cloud-based system, there is no initial set up cost.
SMART PPE is what everyone strives for and JSP Check enables precisely that. With the way the world is going, technology leads the way. Eventually, everything will be technology-based and JSP has the first fully-available system in the health & safety and PPE market that utilises RFID/NFC technology. This technology is a cost-effective way to help companies track, inspect and issue assets. JSP Check is the ideal solution for health and safety professionals who are bogged down with constant inspections and struggling to keep track of the paperwork.
More information on JSP Check is available from www.jsp.co.uk, by emailing email@example.com or calling +44 (0)1993 826050.