Remote inspections: Accelerating change to meet challenging times
Mar. 16 2021
Bureau Veritas’ white paper, entitled “Remote inspections – A solution for the present, an opportunity for the future,” is now available. It outlines how important it is for companies to rely on remote inspections to ensure business continuity.
Organizations worldwide are rethinking the way they do business, following the rapid acceleration of digitalization trends and uptake of remote working. This has created both challenges and opportunities across sectors, driving a shift toward remote inspections that have revealed multiple advantages.
A remote inspection uses technology to enable qualified auditors, inspectors and surveyors to perform an inspection without being onsite. Remote inspections are commonly performed when risks to health and safety, or questions of time or cost, make in-person inspections inadvisable or impossible.
This white paper’s goal is to present how businesses, across an array of industries, are reaping the benefits of remote inspections. The paper is the result of collaboration between Bureau Veritas experts in sectors including Industry, Energy, Marine & Offshore, Building and Infrastructure, and Product Certification.
While in-person inspections will never be obsolete, the benefits of remote inspection are so significant that the practice is only gaining traction. This is even more relevant for organizations relying on complex supply chains for which continuity and resilience must be and remain at the highest level.
With remote inspections, asset owners can ensure business continuity, while maintaining both safety and the compliance of their assets and products. They improve efficiency, optimize costs and help companies meet regulatory, health, safety, quality and environmental needs. Remote-enabled services also provide faster decision-making and shorter response times.
Additionally, sites undergoing remote inspection can limit resource expenditure and ensure the availability of production resources, and minimize carbon emissions.