UK & Ireland Featured Project: Entrepose - Asselby to Pannal 48” Gas Pipeline

QEM Solutions provided project services and management consultancy to ensure that all internal processes associated with quality / risk mitigation during design were successfully developed and implemented. QEM Solutions managed all activities associated with quality, technical writing, document control and final project handover.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

News Spotlight How long is a piece of string? Competence in the workplace

‘Competence’ is a hazy concept. Many engineering firms now require that all contractors – on top of providing training and qualification records – evaluate the competency of all their staff. That’s a big ask, when competency seems like such a subjective asset. But, if done well, identifying required competencies for every role your people do can give employees a clear road-map of what’s expected of them, and an understanding of which of their talents are most valued.

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Software Solutions

Factsafe

Factsafe enables field operatives to save timestamped and geo-located evidence of critical project events using mobile devices.

Managing Safe Systems of Work has always been a labour intensive activity involving various different records.

Historically, records required to ensure safety have been recorded in different systems, only to be cross referenced during a spot-check or audit process or when an issue is identified and investigated.

Most organisations record inspections and audits in two primary formats;

  • Hand writing onto printed  Checklists and then typing them up prior to submittal to the Line manager or Project Delivery Engineer
  • Recording them in iAuditor during the inspection / audit.

Whilst both of these approaches have their benefits, there are obvious challenges and missed opportunities for utilizing the data that is collected.

Each time a checklist is completed, the data is used for a singular purpose, i.e to rectify a singular issue identified on a project. Due to the complexity of the audits/ checklists it is not easy to quantify which processes are improving and which processes require work.

This can make it difficult to utilize the data to its full potential identifying trends and complexities in audited processes.
In addition to this, completing the checklists on site and then entering into a formal reporting format afterwards doubles up on resource times and opens up the opportunity for transposing errors. 

Factsafe is our  cloud based inspection / auditing software that enables engineers and inspectors to carry out inspections onsite in a more effective and efficient manner.

The system ensures that pre-determined checklists created are available onsite in “Fat Finger Apps” so that live data can be collected as and when the inspection is taking place.

In addition to this, all of the data collected is immediately available to the relevant authorised stakeholders.

 

The benefits of Factsafe are as follows:

  • Faster more accurate data collection
  • Timstamping of all data collected
  • Ability to take photos of all aspects beign inspected
  • Immediate reporting once the Project Assurance Controller has saved and authorised the report
  • Immediate communicate of audit results to relevant stakeholders
  • Weighted scoring allocation for every checklist question
  • Ability to monitor trends in data across checklists and sites
  • RACI Incident reporting