Merit Ag Check app simplifies machinery maintenance records

Safety Revolution has launched a new smartphone app designed to simplify the process of conducting regular machinery checks.

The first iteration of the paperless service is free to use and allows operators to easily document any defects or problems as they work through a daily checklist, which takes no more than five minutes to fill in.

Merit Ag Check phone app

 

This information can be sent straight to the farm office and, should an inspection be missed, drivers will receive a prompt on their phone via an app push notification.

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The company is also working on a premium version, which will be available in August.

This paid-for service will generate management reports and is likely to cost roughly £500/year for a five-man team, or up to £1,000 for a big contraction operation.

In the case of the latter, it’s not unusual to have more than 200 itemised machines that, in line with HSE law, should be checked on a frequent basis.

Down the line, Safety Revolution also plans to offer service information for each piece of kit and the capacity to add statutory test certificates such as the Loler lifting test for telehandlers.

Users will get a three-month warning that a fresh assessment is due, too.

Managers will also be able to add details of employee certification to make sure they are qualified to conduct inspections.