Field Walkdowns

Field Walkdowns




Does the operator understand the problem and work according to checklists?



Does the operator have the skillset, knowledge and experience to deal with the problem?



Has the field walkdown been performed completely and by-the-book?



Do the procedures comply with regulations? Are they applicable to the same equipment, irrespective of plant location?



Is the relevant documentation to validate the system easily accessible?


Data Integrity

Quality, accuracy, objectivity and consistency issues related to manually recorded, paper-based data collection not built from standardized checklists.


Data Availability

Delay in receipt of handwritten documentation, often only available on completion of the field walkdown.


Complexity & Risk

Increasingly complex equipment and plants, higher demands for quality and safety, and expectation to complete field walkdowns quickly.


The Human Factor

Lack of communication, inaccurate decision-making, human error and insufficient/inaccurate reporting.


The Mobideo Platform offers a paradigm shift in field walkdown procedures by digitalizing workflows, forms, checklists and sign-offs. Integrating with existing systems of record such as schedule and EAM/APM/CMMS solutions, it rapidly digitalizes unique inspection know-how and content captured from operational documentation (such as manuals, SOPs and checklists) and then integrates it as actionable tasks and digitalized checklists that can be dispatched to operators and teams in real-time. This digitalization delivers three important solutions:

Connected Workers

The Mobideo App enables operators to dynamically populate task content and digital checklists using any mobile device, including the capture and addition of photographs, barcodes and annotations. Furthermore, it ensures that inspectors only inspect what is necessary – according to standardized procedures and regulatory compliance – since the field walkdown tasks are specific to the type of inspection and the equipment being inspected, eliminating boilerplate templates and one-size-fits-all checklists.

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Connected Managers

The Mobideo Control Center turns field walkdown activities into digitalized tasks and checklists that are dispatched to workers in the field. Enabling the real-time tracking of progress and compliance, it also supports the creation of unplanned field walkdown activities generated in response to alerts/warnings displayed in real-time on digital wallcharts and dashboards; the automatic creation of field walkdown reports; and better decision-making and management of resources.

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Process Optimization

The Mobideo Optimizer captures all data from the Mobideo App and the Mobideo Control Center, generating a rich set of reliable field walkdown data that is available for immediate analysis and for use in real-time digital wallcharts. This valuable data serves a range of purposes – such as KPI measurement, creation of real-time reports, evaluation of how field walkdown tasks are actually being executed and identification of trends and work patterns – that drive continuous process improvement and strengthen operational excellence.

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Regulation-compliant standardization of paperless field walkdowns through digital checklists

Provides digital checklists of relevant tasks in advance, ensuring accurate and consistent procedures for the uniform execution of field walkdowns involving the same equipment in plants around the globe.

Increase in productivity and elimination of out-of-date, paper-based documents and information, manual reporting and human errors, ensuring streamlined, paperless, efficient and accurate execution and reporting of field walkdowns.

Availability of all relevant field walkdown findings – documents, pictures and results – on a mobile device eliminates paper trails and ensures immediate access to the most up-to-date versions of reference material.

Automatically-generated specific digital safety checklists adapted to each field walkdown task, inspector and equipment reduces the likelihood of possibly dangerous safety shortcuts and increases the reliability of results.

Time, user and GPS timestamps ensure that you always know who did what, when, and on what equipment.

Digital capture of field walkdown data ensures the retention of knowledge and the consistent execution of tasks at the same high standard.

Real-time visibility provides valuable insights and enables immediate, proactive intervention and escalation, including the reassignment of resources and rescheduling to meet changing needs.

Field walkdown data automatically populates compliance reports, KPIs and dashboards to drive continuous improvement and analytics, eliminate data transposition and associated errors, and improve the quality of data in systems of record.

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