Tio Fire Safety delivers “UK first” with introduction of digital logbook
06 December 2021
THE PAPER format fire logbook, a critical link when it comes to the safety of millions of UK buildings and their occupants, has been updated and made fit for modern safety, facilities and compliance professionals with the launch of the digital fire logbook from Tio Fire Safety.
Cloud-based and permitted under BS 5839-1, Tio Fire Safety’s digital fire logbook is designed to replace a range of paper logbooks. It’s pre-configured to bring together a huge number of fire, safety and security topics in one place.
The digital logbooks are quick to set up and as easy to use as paper, solving a multitude of issues with the latter format and radically improving safety, relationships and compliance for all parties, among them the building occupier, service provider, risk assessor, installer, commissioning engineers and Emergency Services personnel.
Tio Fire Safety’s logbook includes a compliance task manager that automatically schedules and tracks tasks for service providers, building occupiers and risk assessors. There’s a customisable guidance module that helps staff to complete jobs, linked asset registers and maintenance, variances, a false alarm and activation tracker, a custom tasks creator, a visitor logbook and digital documents storage.
All end users are privy a performance and compliance dashboard, permitting oversight and management from a single site for what can be vast portfolios of properties. Instead of a paper document located in a cabinet at the building entrance, a QR code is displayed, giving either open access to the cloud-based records or, where security is a concern, access to all permitted individuals and organisations.
Enhanced focus on compliance
“In today’s world,” explained Jason Hill, sales manager for Tio Fire Safety, “there’s now a far greater focus on correct compliance, whether you’re talking about a building occupier or the FM and service providers. That’s only right. For its part, the fire logbook is central to all of this.”
Continuing this theme, Hill stated: “All-too-often, paper logbooks are inaccurate, incomplete, duplicated, lost or otherwise misplaced. All of these issues can be eradicated with our solution. We call our product the only ‘true’ digital fire logbook because, while other products do call themselves logbooks, in reality they are pretty limited one-way customer portals or engineer tools. They’re not genuine improvements on the paper logbook that permit contributions from all stakeholders. Our digital fire logbook delivers all of the required information, which can be entered and accessed on any web-connected device, ensuring 100% compliance and safeguarding the integrity of the information in any fire incident.”
Hill went on to comment: “We firmly believe that fire safety, compliance and maintenance are better achieved through clear communication and efficient management of tasks, assets and responsibilities across many teams and parties. A digital record is becoming essential for accountability and Best Practice. The digital logbook can be used independently, combined with our own asset management suite or integrated with a growing number of fire and safety software solution providers.”
*Additional information is available online at www.tiofiresafety.com