The Benefits of Asset Management Software
How Hilti ON!Track helped PPS Electrical
PPS Electrical Ltd. are a Cumbrian-based electrical contractor specialising in Industrial Electrical Installation for the nuclear industry. Employing over 250 staff, they have a permanent operation on the Sellafield Nuclear Decommissioning site, as well as a main office and workshop in Barrow.
Since implementing Hilti's digital asset management software, ON!Track, they've seen great improvements to their business. Read on to find out more...
Keeping track across multiple sites
Sellafield is a massive site with many different contracts ongoing at the same time, so PPS continually need to transfer plant and materials between jobsites. It's essential they know where their assets are at any given time, particularly among areas of the site that are deemed higher risk. In such cases, all tools and materials must be issued with a Nuclear Clearance Exemption certificate confirming that these assets are safe to leave the area.
They had previously used a paper-based system to track and trace their assets.However, these records were not always kept up-to-date and weren't fully visible across the business. PPS were the first company in the UK to adopt ON!Track and have seen many benefits. With ON!Track, they now know exactly where their assets are and can attach certificates electronically - giving them full visibility of where the plant is and whether it's safe to be transferred.
PPS have had a strong relationship with us for over 10 years, and 90% of their tool park is made up of Hilti tools.
Steven Fox, Quality and Compliance Manager for PPS, said: "We've been working closely with our Hilti Project Manager, using more and more of Hilti's product across the Sellafield site. Because of this partnership, we were interested in trialing ON!Track with a view to rolling it out to the full company."
Transparency & accountability
Steven led the implementation of ON!Track, tagging their Hilti tools followed by their other tool stock and assets (including crimping tools, ladders and harnesses). They've logged over 1,300 items on the system so far, with a view to logging their remaining assets and any new purchases in the near future.
Although Hilti offer a professional tagging service, PPS opted to tag the items themselves. The teams use RFID scanners alongside the ON!Track app, making it quick and easy to keep track of plant and consumables across a range of contracts. The live cloud-based system updates almost instantly too, so there’s always a true overview of their inventory available.
As plant and consumables can be assigned to a specific employee and site location, assets are less likely to go missing - which reduces wastage and repeat spending on the same items.
A final word
Steve concludes: “We're starting to see the benefits of knowing where all our tools are across the business. It’s a long-term solution and eventually the benefits will be even greater, as we'll save time looking for lost tools and plant is less likely to go missing.”
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