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About Inspections

Inspections provide a procedure to better manage your organization's assets and equipment by planning and predicting.

  • The Inspected Overall Condition Index (OCI) calculate only after an inspection's status is Complete.
  • Each asset has an Inspections child recordsets for capturing more inspection details.
  • Condition Categories list the asset's attributes or criteria being inspected. For example, a picnic table's Structure and Surface are Condition Categories.
  • Additional Inspection details can be recorded if structure is added to the Inspection recordset. For example, Observations. See the Create a Child Recordset help topic for more information.
  • The Condition Category library contains the criteria, weight, and the index mappings to calculate the Inspection OCI, which is used to set the Inspection OCR based on the asset's Overall Ratings library.
  • Each inspection record contains a hidden, automatically generated ID in the Current ID field. This ID also displays parent level to the Asset and is called Current Inspection ID. The most recent inspection's ID is used as the asset's Current Inspection ID.

When a Condition Category is marked Not Inspected (NI):

  • If it has a performance curve, the NI icon displays and the index for the condition category is calculated using the performance curve for that condition category.
  • If it does not have a performance curve, the NI icon displays and a warning message displays that the index cannot be estimated, and the Condition Category is not included in the weighted estimate of the inspected OCI.

With the Advanced Asset Extension:

  • Inspections also help to determine the performance or OCI of any asset over its life cycle. The inspection data entered is used to calculate the Estimated OCI of the asset.
  • The inspection index of each condition category is incorporated into the asset's performance curve, which estimates the deterioration of the asset. Completed tasks with an identified impact also affect the asset's performance curve.