SPOT on Features: Digital Forms (featuring INGAA)
(SPOT Tracker and TruQC have joined forces to become TRU, a Jones Company)
Chances are if you’re working in the pipeline or natural gas industry, you’re familiar with The INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America) Foundation. Why? Because its mission is to deliver safety and quality guidelines for common natural gas pipeline construction activities. The INGAA Foundation publishes and distributes printable PDF files online for public use – an abundance of beneficial and free resources to pipeline construction professionals (which you can find here). Within these files are some documents you may already be accustomed to, like the JSA (Job Safety Analysis) form.
While these printable forms are great, this adds yet another layer of manual data entry to your process, unless… you’re using SPOT! Our team has proactively configured an INGAA-approved digital JSA form that can be easily completed through the SPOT app. This out-of-the-box form provides customers and auditors with a cleaner, sleeker, legible version of what is typically produced in the field. Using digital forms within SPOT produces a catalog of historical data that is indexable and searchable for the end-user. By using the historical data, reports can then determine and identify trends to further promote safety in the field.
So how exactly does this help you? See the ripple effect in the flow chart below!
So now you know that SPOT has built a digital INGAA JSA form, but this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how SPOT is digitizing forms for the field. When building forms, our team works to understand a project’s current process and then we refine and set parameters to structure client data and improve project success. By utilizing dropdowns, checkboxes, custom data fields, and pre-populated text fields, we’ve become proficient in reducing time and errors in field data entry. We even have viewing options for these forms (traditional pdf entry or digital web-based entry). We’ve digitized forms such as inspector daily reports, maintenance reports, QAQC verification records, welding & coating reports, and the list goes on.
So what’s the big takeaway? SPOT has taken your traditional paper INGAA JSA and digitized it. Essentially we’re taking conventional forms & reports (like INGAA’s JSA form) into the future of field technology by digitizing & customizing them to benefit your employees and your bottom line!