The paper fire logbook, a critical link in the safety of millions of UK buildings, has been ‘updated and made fit for modern safety’, claims digital fire and safety records specialist, Tio Fire Systems, with the launch of its Digital Fire Logbook.
Cloud-based and permitted under BS5839-1, the Digital Fire Logbook is ‘priced and designed to replace a range of paper logbooks’, and ‘pre-configured to bring together a huge number of fire, safety, and security topics in one place’. Tio Fire Systems explained: “Quick to set up, and as easy to use as paper, it solves a multitude of issues, and radically improves safety, relationships, and compliance, for all parties – including the building occupier, service-provider, risk assessor, installer, commissioning engineers, and emergency services.”
The digital logbook includes a Compliance Task Manager that automatically schedules and tracks tasks for service-providers, building occupiers, and risk assessors, a customisable guidance module that helps staff complete jobs, linked asset registers and maintenance, variances, a false alarm and activation tracker, a custom tasks creator, a fire visitor logbook, and digital documents storage. All users get a performance and compliance dashboard, permitting oversight and management of all properties from a single site.
Instead of a paper document 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.
Jason Hill, Sales manager at Tio Fire Safety, said: “Paper logbooks are too often inaccurate, incomplete, duplicated, misplaced, or lost, all serious issues removed in a click with Tio. We call our product the only true digital fire logbook because, while other products do call themselves logbooks, they are in reality limited one-way customer portals or engineer tools, 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 accessed and entered on any web-connected device.
“A digital record is becoming essential for accountability and best practice. The logbook can be used independently, combined with our own asset management suite, or integrated with systems from a growing number of fire and safety software providers.”