Barcode Scanning: Making Inspections Even More Efficient!


Having toiled away for the past 6 months, we have an important product announcement to make that we’re really excited about:

Barcode Scanning is now available with the Papertrail mobile apps!

Using Barcodes to help find and inspect equipment in your Papertrail account is going to speed up safety management even further. Here’s why:

  • It’s really quick!

No more searching through your account to find the right record for a piece of kit. Simply enter the barcode (that’s found on the piece of kit) into the record details. Then, the next time you need to inspect that piece of equipment, all you need to do is scan its barcode using Papertrail’s in-built barcode reader, and Papertrail will immediately find the record on the system – so you can start inspecting immediately!

  • Barcode scanning works online OR offline

Don’t have an internet connection? No matter. Barcode scanning is now an integral part of the mobile app. Just scan and inspect, then sync the app when you’re back online – so all your important inspection records are backed up in the cloud and accessible anywhere.

  • Your equipment doesn’t even need to come with a barcode

Say you need to make regular inspections of a high ropes course, and individual checks of the course are part of the inspection process (a real example, check out The Frank Chapman Centre’s story here). Your ropes, platforms, and other parts of the course may not have their own barcodes to scan. Not a problem! Barcode stickers can be bought for little to nothing and will work just the same.

See how it works for yourself by watching the video below. Alternatively, read our help centre article for the step-by-step guide!

Want to know more about the world’s leading safety management software?

Barcode Scanning is just part of the package. Find out how Papertrail helps businesses around the world reduce the risk of accidents and cut inspection times in half by booking a demo with one of our experts.

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