Costs of training, equipment and software
With a proper hose management strategy, you will be able to answer ‘yes’ to all of the above questions. But will you take care of all of the hose management yourself, or will you bring in a qualified partner to do it for you? Or will you obtain APK certification for a vehicle yourself, or have a qualified garage do it for you?
After all, setting up procedures and a hose management system yourself demands a great deal from your organisation in terms of both time and resources. You will need to invest in:
- training and additional training of staff;
- recording of procedures and work descriptions;
- means of testing;
- means of recording;
- a software package in which to perform hose management.
Then there is always the possibility that your staff won’t be available on a day when necessary inspections should have taken place.