Digital Checklists Help Keep Local Fishing Fleet Safe

Fishing fleet operators on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia are now using digital checklists to improve both marine safety and workplace health and safety on their vessels.

The DIGI CLIP mobile checklist and inspection app has allowed these operators to move away from the traditional paper-based approach to vessel safety and regulatory compliance. DIGI CLIP can be seamlessly incorporated into marine business activities to help ensure compliance with all Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements.

According to Jenny Cull, the Director of Trinsand Fisheries, using DIGI CLIP is much easier for her staff than using paper-based checklists. The app prevents compliance issues while also saving time. It immediately enables land-based office staff to know whether all necessary daily safety and compliance forms have been completed.

Before implementing the DIGI CLIP app into the business, Trinsand office staff didn’t receive these paper forms until after their vessels returned to shore. Sometimes, there were delays of a few weeks before office staff were able to manually check that all daily forms had been completed.

Now, the DIGI CLIP app enables Jenny’s team to send reminders via email to each vessel’s crew if all the daily digital checklist forms aren’t completed on time.

“All (our) compliance requirements are up to date as employees find it (DIGI CLIP) easier to use than paper-based forms,” Jenny said. “It saves us a lot of time checking that forms have been completed.”

DIGI CLIP uses cloud-based software and smart device apps. The smart device apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

The DIGI CLIP mobile forms app is available to help you improve your workplace safety and compliance. Trial DIGI CLIP today free for 14 days.

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