5. Not knowing what tool was serviced when
As mentioned above, it’s essential to ensure all tools are regularly serviced. This isn’t just to reduce downtime and improve productivity on-site, but ensure your equipment is fully compliant with the appropriate regulations, such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
This means that it’s important to maintain proof that tools are safe to use through service records. As a duty holder, it’s important to know your tools are safe and in good working order. If you don’t have this information, this can lead to potential issues should either an inspection occur, or if any accidents take place.
If you don’t know when each tool has been serviced and when, this indicates a problem within your inventory systems that needs to be addressed.
These various issues are broader symptoms of an overall tool inventory problem, and understanding the root cause can help alleviate these symptoms. Our free guide on how to increase productivity can help you optimise your toolpark through effective and efficient inventory management, promoting improved productivity across your operations.