Covid-19 links and resources for equipment owners and managers

We have put together this article to provide a source of resources and links available for equipment managers, Papertrail subscribers and partners to help plan and reduce the impact of coronavirus on your business.

As an equipment manager with safety as your number one priority, you need all the information at your fingertips to be able to care for and disinfect equipment properly.

Tell us how you’re getting on! We want to hear about how your business has been affected and what steps you are taking to prepare for opening again.

Stay safe, 
Ben and the Papertrail team

Equipment manufacturers guidance on cleaning and disinfecting equipment 

Teufelberger: Covid-19 Rope Disinfection information

DMM: COVID-19: Care, Cleaning & Disinfection of DMM Equipment

Singing Rock: Official PPE Disinfection statement

Petzl: Recommendations for disinfecting your equipment

MSA Safety: Fall protection equipment cleaning guidance

Kong: Disinfecting Kong products from SARS-COV-2

Buckingham: How to clean, disinfect and maintain your fall protection equipment

Skylotec: Rescueclean S1 decontamination agent

Edelrid: Disinfection statement

MAXIM climbing ropes: Rope disinfection: Covid-19

BEAL: How to disinfect BEAL Textile PPE during the COVID-19 crisis

Industry and trade association advice

Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak

Global Wind Organisation (GWO)Extended flexibility for refresher training

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA): IRATA technician certificate extensions

Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT): Response to COVID-19

Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC): Coronavirus advice

Arboricultural Association: COVID-19 Business support information

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA): Tree Care Best Practices for COVID-19

Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV): Corona-Krisenerklärung

European Ropes Course Association (ERCA): Relief for training certificate holders during the COVID-19 crisis

Latest government advice and general business support

UK
UK Government: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
UK Government COVID-19: Financial support for businesses
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Enterprise Nation Guidance for Small Businesses

USA
SBA Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
CFIB – How the Federal Government is Supporting Small Business

Canada
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Australia
–  Coronavirus information and support for business

New Zealand
COVID-19 Information for businesses
Workplace response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ireland
Government Supports for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses

Have we missed any important information or news from your industry or country? Share or send us your article or resource to support@papertrail.io and we’ll include it on this page.

Whilst we may be experiencing unprecedented challenges due to social distancing measures, this downtime might be the opportunity you need to review your equipment and plan for how to manage your inspections again when you re-open.

Our Support Team are working remotely but are on-hand to provide free Papertrail account reviews. If you haven’t got a Papertrail account, why not book a demo to see how you can improve your inspection management system?

Improving council services with better inspections

Collecting waste might not sound like a dangerous affair. But it happens to be one of the riskiest occupations in the UK, mainly because it involves operating heavy machinery and operatives working alongside large vehicles in the highway.

This means local authorities need to keep a close eye on health and safety standards in their refuse collection operations. It is important to carry out regular inspections and deal rapidly with any shortcomings.

But maintaining first-rate inspection regimes is not easy when waste collection crews are constantly on the move, often labouring outside of normal working hours with little time or opportunity to stop.

At the City of Cardiff Council, the inspection team found a way to overcome this problem: using Papertrail for its safety equipment inspection records.

With Papertrail, inspection results can be logged from anywhere, using mobile devices, and the system could be set up to trigger alerts regarding follow-up actions.

In April 2017, Papertrail was rolled out across the Council’s waste collection services, which covers two shifts consisting of 120 workers and 36 vehicles. Today, Papertrail is helping to improve the quality of Cardiff’s waste and recycling collections in many ways.

To get the full story, have a look at our Cardiff Council case study. And if you are interested in getting similar results in your organisation, then get in touch.

Contact us now for more information about how to make your organistion safer and more efficient.