Fall protection equipment specialist 3M has released a new mobile app designed to increase the efficiency of inspection and inventory processes, especially in the field.

3M’s new i-Safe 3.1 mobile app for iOS and Android handheld devices provides a user-friendly platform that improves operational efficiencies, reduces costs, and shifts management focus from paper-based activities toward technology-based activities to improve utilisation of end-user resources and technical expertise.

The app supports the popular i-Safe Intelligent Safety System, the industry’s first RFID system dedicated to fall protection equipment and inspection tracking, providing web-enabled intelligent technology to allow the user to easily record and access inspection, inventory and purchase information.

The i-Safe 3.1 mobile app from 3M is specifically designed for field technicians, facility managers, inspectors and auditors, automating all aspects of inspections, work orders and field data collection on a mobile platform. Designed for simple operation, the program allows users to create their own checklists or select one from the extensive i-Safe library, offering both off-the-shelf and tailored processes for organisations of any size.

According to Vin Chandrasekaran, i-Safe & Netting Specialist for 3M Australia & New Zealand, the i-Safe System is helping customers save time, increase compliance, and improve the management of their safety inspection process. With i-Safe 3.1 now available on a mobile platform, equipment inspection and compliance have become more convenient.

The i-Safe 3.1 mobile app is compatible with all iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows Mobile rugged PDAs, and intrinsically safe handheld devices.

3M, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.