Quality inspections of housing stock are a continual process required of most housing associations. The standard approach of filling in a paper based questionnaire tick list cannot keep pace with the increasing workload.
Furthermore the extensive re-keying of data back at the office means that essential repair work and work instructions are delayed. Worse that this, much of the data collected never looked at, resulting in wasted effort.
Use the handheld computer for data collection on site and then transfer the data back to the office electronically and you can you eliminate this wasted effort and begin to produce positive actions plans based on the survey results.
By using simple Microsoft Access databases you can analyse the information collected to produce performance monitoring reports and graphs illustrating quality trends.