24 May 2023, 08:32
Rental Software Supplier, MCS, improves the functionality of its Workshop Mobile app, ensuring equipment safety inspections are performed thoroughly and efficiently. MCS helps rental businesses to organise their equipment and maintenance schedules and perform safety compliance checks.
MCS Workshop Mobile allows engineers to access all the information they need on the go. Using powerful GPS technician tracking and mobile technology, tasks can be allocated to the nearest, best-equipped technician.
Rental companies can create a custom checklist for each equipment model. Checklists ensure that all steps in a works order are completed correctly, guiding engineers through inspections, risk assessments, and repairs from any location. Using digital checklists ensures everyone across the business uses the most up-to-date inspection requirements and performs work accurately. Nick Thomson, MCS Sales Director, explains
“It’s useful to have custom checklists for different models of equipment as not every product in the rental company’s equipment list will be from the same manufacturer. This means inspections can be carried out as per the manufacturer’s exact specifications.”
Engineers no longer need to print checklists and documentation to take in the field, saving time and paper. With all records being maintained electronically, it is easier to check inspection records, ensure safety certificates are kept up to date and share inspection records across depots.
Engineers receive new jobs via their mobile devices, so they can access the checklist conveniently. Once the job is completed, information is sent back to the workshop management application. With MCS Workshop Mobile, workshop efficiency is increased and task planning is more accurate. Nick Thomson continues,
“Engineer productivity improves as they can simply click a button when they start and finish a job. Analysing engineer activity data is easy so hirers can set more realistic benchmark times for individual tasks. Time estimates and planning become more accurate, and workshop or depot managers can see up-to-date information about all current and completed works orders.”
With MCS Workshop Mobile, technicians can also upload photographs of damage or work completed, assign any charges, parts and labour to the works order and send instructions to the depot to order spare parts.
To ensure engineers are equipped with the necessary equipment when they attend a job, MCS Rental Software has the ability to keep track of van stock. The van is treated like a depot and the system allows rental companies to set minimum and maximum stock thresholds to ensure vans are well-stocked. This increases first-time fixes for engineers who are on the road.
The MCS Workshop Mobile app is developed and provided by MCS, resulting in greater reporting flexibility and convenience. A real-time report can be generated for each and every detail. It will give rental companies a better understanding of true job duration, engineer performance, and travel times.
The powerful features within Workshop Mobile are streamlining maintenance and repair processes for rental companies and minimising equipment downtime.
Source: MCS Rental Software