In 2022 regulators have to deal with uncertainties more than ever – global pandemics, budget cuts, and resource shortages. Flexibility is the key to overcoming the increasing uncertainties. Many regulators are adopting self-inspections within their inspection programs and policies as a tool to employ flexibility in their battle with uncertainties.

What are regulatory self-inspections?

A regulator usually adopts a self-inspection program for inspectees with a good track record of compliance and a low-risk level for potential hazards. Those entities can perform inspection checks by themselves while the regulator maintains complete visibility over the inspection procedures and controls their standard. The results are optimised costs, better resource scheduling and agility.

How do self-inspection add value?

Canalix helps regulators adopt remote inspection and self-inspection programs. The regulators benefit from self-inspection innovations by saving time in the travelled distance and optimising the costs of inspections. The inspected entities benefit from speedy processing of inspection checks and resolving issues that need fast resolution. But there may be many other reasons that turn regulators’ sight towards remote inspections. Below we’ll list 6 of them.

Why are self-inspections the future?

 

1. Self-inspections help government agencies cut costs

Regulators and other government agencies can significantly reduce operational costs by adopting self-inspections. The adoption of self-inspection solutions by Canalix customers is usually associated with an average of 40% improvements in efficiency connected with reduced manual work, faster resource scheduling, and better resource utilisation that ensures that inspectors are always focused on the work that matter the most.

Related: How government agencies can reduce costs in 2022?


Canalix is an inspection management software that works as a modular platform. It can be adopted in a sequenced way – each module at a different stage, by following the tactical goal to identify the area of operations that can be transformed first to achieve the most significant optimisation result. Then by adopting other modules, the digital transformation can scale and therefore, a further modification of processes be performed. Since the inspection software modules are in the cloud, Canalix provides a service model that enables government agencies to remove inefficient or manual processes and speed up the delivery of inspections.

2. Better allocation of costly resources

Canalix, as a self-inspection platform, gives apprehensive visibility to regulators of the pending inspections with the highest risk. The AI engine automatically calculates the risk score of the low-risk inspections and triggers a self-inspection workflow for them. At the same time, costly resources like inspectors can be allocated to the jobs that matter the most, e.g. with the highest risk score. This inspection management mechanism improves resource allocation and helps high-risk inspectees enhance their compliance and safety standards, and low-risk inspectees receive significant autonomy.

Related: Where do remote inspections and resource optimisation meet?

3. Predictive risk

Regulators can monitor repeat occurrences for the same risks and point our areas to inspectees who need special attention to prevent future hazards. This improves efficiency because regulators don’t have to investigate for problems but know where the risk is by looking at the self-inspection data and pointing it out to the inspectee to mitigate it.

4. Improved inspection data quality = improved inspection management

One of the perks of using inspection management software to perform self-inspections is the availability of real-time data. When inspectors receive their data digitally, the quality of data is better; therefore, monitoring risks and tracking inspection performance enable inspection teams to handle potential threats and improve safety more efficiently.

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Related: Why real-time data is important for inspection management?

5. Stronger collaboration

Real-time data also empowers regulators and inspectees to collaborate more efficiently during self-inspections. The Canalix clients from the regulatory sector report that self-inspection collaboration via the inspection management platform reduces the time needed to complete actions during inspections. That enables inspection teams to move on to the following tasks in their to-do list faster than before.

6. Self-inspection software implementation is easier than ever

Canalix is a modular inspection platform, so it’s easy to adopt the self-service inspections by integrating it into an existing inspection management system. In contrast, adopting a self-inspection procedure was a challenging and time-consuming initiative just a decade ago. There’s the technology and opportunity to implement self-inspection programs quickly and effectively. 


Case study: Reduce operational costs with inspection scheduling software

Read it to understand:

    • The advantages of modular digital transformation
    • The vital architectural practices and technologies that enable modular transformation
    • How a regulatory agency in the UK is benefitting from a modular approach with Canalix.


How can Canalix help you with self-inspection software implementation?

Canalix puts the power of an advanced AI engine in the hands of regulators who wish to implement our self-inspection module. With this technology, regulators enable their inspectees to mitigate risks before they emerge. Aside from the efficiency benefits, this digitised inspection process grants significant cost-optimisation benefits for the regulators and empowers their inspectees to predict potential problems.

Contact us to learn how our self-inspection platform can be integrated into your inspection management system. 

Read also: How to improve the engagement level of self-inspections?

The global pandemic raised many questions about which sectors of the economy are essential and non-essential. It made people reevaluate the importance of some industries over others. As a result, governments finally started addressing the need for digital transformation in overlooked areas such as inspections.


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CASE STUDY: How a regulatory agency cut costs with resource scheduling software?
          • reducing the scheduling time with up to 75%
          • increasing efficiency of operations with 40%
          • fully eliminating errors in the resource allocation process.
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Inspection management operations are taking a significant percentage of the annual spending of government agencies. At the same time, it’s a process that is crucial to keeping the public health and safety. That’s why we’re witnessing rising demand for inspection management solutions. So here comes the burning question: what problems are being solved with such tools? What are the benefits that inspection management platforms bring to the regulatory agencies?

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  1. Less manual work with automated AI inspection software

The daily inspection management process meets a lot of challenges. They usually impact efficiency in the regulators’ offices. Good digital transformation solutions can optimise the entire end-to-end inspection process by providing digital infrastructure for its execution. 


Canalix is a digital inspection platform that transforms inspection management with automation and AI optimisation. These technologies ensure optimised delivery of service that helps regulators cut costs and boost productivity.


2. Fast inspection performance

The data-driven automation in inspections brings a whole pie of benefits. One of these benefits is the speeding up of operations. Everything happens faster by using digital infrastructure for inspection planning, scheduling, execution, and reporting. The real-time electronic interaction between different cases and involved parties drives action for seconds. Without using inspection software, these interactions could take from days to weeks because of the complexity of regulatory case management. But with proper inspection software, this period can be reduced to just a few clicks of the mouse.

3. Improved inspection compliance

Regulations are constantly being updated. Sometimes changes in rules may cause time-consuming restructuring of the inspection management process. A good digital inspection platform can adopt new compliance rules for seconds and then apply them in the whole work process. Automation saves hundreds of hours of manual implementation that is always accompanied by human errors. The use of inspection software can optimise the transition between new regulations and their enforcement and eliminate possible mistakes.

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4. Transparency and Public Trust

The cloud-based digital inspection platform can ensure real-time access to inspection reports. That allows faster delivery of the inspection results to the interested parties. On the one hand, it improves transparency, and on the other hand, this helps maintain public trust, especially when we talk about government agencies and their work.


5. Remote Access To Inspection Services

In challenging times of social distance, digital platforms for inspections have a significant role in maintaining this process alive. It means that regulatory enforcement activity in risky places like social care institutions should be transformed with compliance with the social distance rules. That is where self-inspection and self-service portals can help regulators do their work and comply with the new normal’s social distance rules.

RelatedWhy self-service inspections are important?

There are many levels in the structure of the inspection management process. Good software will support every level of it. Canalix is designed to meet the needs of companies focused on inspection driven regulatory enforcement. If you’re looking for a specific business optimisation solution that addresses the needs of the inspection process, contact us now.