Many organizations are concerned that remote audits will lead to less thorough results than their in-person counterparts. Adding AptixAR to your solution bridges the gap between the remote auditor and the facility floor by enabling precise spatial data capture and feedback.
With nothing more complicated than an iPad, local workers can enable an audit protocol to be as exact as being there. Images are captured in spatial context, meaning your auditors can tell exactly if a machine guard is installed and in good repair, a toe-board is of the appropriate height for the operation, and any other scenario where thorough understanding of the asset, deployment, and environmental factors in place represent a potential nonconformance.
In an Onsite Audit, your experts physically travel to the location to validate management systems, interview staff, and collect observational evidence to support their assessments. In a remote audit, sometimes referred to as a virtual audit, all of this would be conducted leveraging technology. AptixAR makes the collection of observational evidence quick, easy, and systematic by being purpose built remote audit software.
Companies are using home grown solutions of videoconferencing solutions, excel spreadsheets, file share solutions, and more to try and put together the observational evidence that would be collected onsite. This is made even more difficult when the local team collecting the data are not compliance specialists. AptixAR is a purpose-built solution that covers all of this in a single solution. best of all, your remote audit team now has a complete digital twin of the entire facility to visit at any time!
A remote audit checklist should focus solely on the observational evidence you need to collect to back up your assessment of the management systems in place. Make it very simple for one resource on site to collect the photos, videos, and spatial data you require to determine if the site is following your management systems and remains in compliance with regulations and frameworks. AptixAR makes it simple to import checklist templates that you build yourself, or bring in from the top regulatory content providers.
Interaptix has partnered with STP ComplianceEHS to provide an integrated solution that leverages the compliance checklists their system generates as the basis for the observational evidence collected in AptixAR to support the remote and virtual audit. Contact us now to learn more.
Remote Auditing software isn't just applicable during travel restrictions. Organizations need to consider remote auditing as part of their strategies to limit their carbon footprint, reduce the costs and time commitments of audit programs, and enable broader training for their teams.
According to independent research firm Verdantix, nearly two-thirds of enterprise organizations performed some sort of remote, virtual, or hybrid audit in 2020, and many of these firms anticipate moving to a virtual or hybrid model going forward.
There are a number of great resources available on this topic. We would recommend starting with this excellent article published by NAEM.Benchmark Virtual Auditing Practices