What does OSHA require regarding forklift checklists?
OSHA's requirements for daily inspection of forklifts are in 1910.178(q)(7). At the beginning of each shift, all vehicles that will be used must be inspected to assure that they are in safe operating condition and free of apparent damage that could lead to an accident. All defects must be corrected before vehicle placed in service.
What if my company is not doing daily checklists on my equipment?
You’re susceptible to OSHA fine if checklists are not being done on every machine You open your company up to significant litigation, especially if there happens to be a serious accident involving a machine, NOT checked out before it is used. In the event of an accident, the OSHA inspector will---FOR SURE---ask you to see your checklists on each vehicle. From website portal you can print Excel KEYCHECK reports in minutes for the OSHA inspector. Alternatively, you can print reports from removing the SD card ---in csv format---no wireless necessary when using SD card method.
What can KEYCHECK do ?
Ensures all essential features of vehicles are inspected in compliance with OSHA + ANSI Regulations Provides evidence (electronic logs) to an OSHA inspector that vehicles are being properly inspected as required. Create custom checklist apps for multiple vehicle models and vehicle types One operator or mechanic an complete checklists on multiple vehicles or you can mount one tablet fixed to each vehicle Failed checklist items (and operator comments) will automatically be emailed to mechanics or supervisors on email list KEYCHECK will save you time and reduce costs----keeping your equipment in great mechanical order and in safe operating condition Takes pictures of checklist issues and saves in item file Allows operator to input special "comments" on LCD display screen --and saves in item file
I know which operator completed the checklist?
Yes, when logging in, the operator chooses his name from a dropdown list of all the authorized driver——supervisors---mechanics. Operator then chooses his name and vehicle and begins the checklist for that vehicle All events are time and date stamped so you know who completed the checklist and how long it took. Using smartphone/ tablet means operators or mechanics can perform checklists anywhere in the plant or job site.
When completing the electronic checklist, can the operator add comments?
Yes! He can for every item---whether he passes or fails it He clicks COMMENTS tab on the item page and the keypad pops up. Operator types in a comment about an issue with the forklift Example: Right front tire has chunk torn out This comment is automatically emailed to the appropriate recipient.
Can I mount one KEYCHECK on every vehicle?
Yes! KEYCHECK can be connected to vehicle power to keep it charged and it can be mounted to a lockable bracket secured to the dash or overhead guard. When mounted to a specific vehicle, KEYCHECK can have only one checklist loaded, but it can have many operators. Each operator chooses his name to begin the checklist so he is accountable for the proper completion
Can I carry KEYCHECK around to different vehicles and do specific checklists for each one?
Yes! KEYCHECK can be programmed with up to 5 different checklists for many different types of vehicles. The person chooses the vehicle he is checking and the specific checklist for that vehicle or type of vehicle automatically comes up.
Can we determine which person completed the checklist?
Yes, The person doing the checklist chooses his name after he inserts his password. The name is then associated with the checkup and time/date stamped.
Would we know the GPS location of the vehicle at the time of the checklist completion?
Yes! KEYCHECK records the GPS location and has a link on line to click and see the location on Google Map or Earth.
Can the user review recent checklist history and hour meter information on the tablet?
Yes! When logging in he can view recent checklists to see if there were any past issues with that machine You can also look at hours of usage, hour meter reading is included on every checklist, to be filled in by the user.
How does KEYCHECK determine hours of usage if there is NO connection to the ignition system?
This feature MUST be enabled. Default, hour meter is off. It is only effective when mounted to individual machines---not the walk around hand held application.
The tablet includes a highly sensitive 3 axis accelerometer and is pre-tuned to a very sensitive setting. When the vehicle is started and moving (or engine running), the device will "feel" the vibration and log usage hours and minutes. When the vehicle is stable and not moving, no hour meter time is counted.
Are digital photos used?
Yes! Front and rear-facing cameras can capture images or video from the checklist procedure adding to the effectiveness of the checkup
With KEYCHECK you can use the rugged tablet or Smartphone’s digital phone to take appropriate pictures that can be kept with the individual checklist item
1. Example: Chunk out of right front tire
2. Example: Damaged headlight
Anytime there is a photo taken, it is automatically emailed to the recipients with the checklist item.
Can the user review GPS location info?
Yes! The device logs the GPS location coordinates at time of checklist completion. The M8030 GPS chipset provides faster location and improved accuracy down to 3 meters (10 ft).
Can the operator use the touchscreen with gloves?
Yes! KEYCHECK tablet uses ultra-sensitive technology to make the screen respond effortlessly to touch, press and even input from a gloved hand.
Is KEYCHECK considered a "rugged" tablet? Why?
Yes! KEYCHECK tablet uses special damage-resistant Gorilla glass. It is both tough and scratch resistant to withstand the abuses of working in extreme conditions. To increase the screen durability and providing greater sunlight readability, KEYCHECK features an OGS screen. It is built the touch panel and display together into on solid unit that can reflect sunlight and creating a single durable display. This rugged tablet is certified to a MIL-STD 810G five foot drop rating. Combine that with the IP67 dust and water protection and able to work in any environment is critical, even freezing cold conditions----this rugged tablet can operate in temperatures from-4F to122F.
How does the web portal work?
Web portal is a web based application where user logs in to access all the KEYCHECK data through any browser. When you add a Device through portal, it gives you a serial number which needs to be inserted in to the Device Serial Number under Admin section. This will ensure the communication betweenKEYCHECK app on tablet and the web portal. Once the communication is established, you will be able to add vehicles, Shifts, checklists to the web portal which will transferred to the KEYCHECK.
What kind of reports can be generated via the web portal?
(All or Passed or Failed) Checklists by operator (select a date range)
(All or Passed or Failed)Checklists by vehicle (select a date range)
(All or Passed or Failed)Checklists by (select a date range)
Hours of usage meter (vibration meter) ---only if enabled and mounted to one vehicle (select a date range)
Can I view checklists anywhere other than the web portal?
Yes, the tablet will hold up to 3 months of the recent checklists in chronological order.
A supervisor or mechanic can go back into this history to review right on the tablet.
How are the WIFI settings in the KEYCHECK set up?
Wi-Fi is enabled through the android tablet. This can be done by enabling the Wi-Fi under settings menu.
Once this is done select the Wi-Fi SSID and provide the password if necessary.
How are the cellular settings in the KEYCHECK set up?
Cellular setup is done through android tablet. This can be done by enabling the Cellular data under settings menu. Whenever there is no Wi-Fi, tablet automatically switches to use the cellular data.
The user must purchase a SIM card from his wireless provider or contact Keytroller to purchase the SIM and wireless contract.
Are there monthly charges for each checklist for the web portal and data handling services?
Yes! Each KEYCHECK device is charged $5 per month. Upon purchase of KEYCHECK, the client is billed X# of months for the remaining months in the calender year of the purchase and then in January of each of the following 2 years, the client is billed $60 for the web portal service for the entire year per tablet.
Is there any limitation to the number of vehicles in a single tablet?
Yes! Each KEYCHECK can take a maximum of 5 vehicles in each tablet. Data from 5 different vehicle checklists will be stored on the web portal.
Example #1: If a user has 9 different vehicles---and was using KEYCHECK for multiple vehicles----the user would have to purchase 2 KEYCHECK rugged tablets. The monthly subscription rate would be $10 per month ($5 for each tablet). The monthly subscription plan is by the tablet----NOT by the vehicle
Example #2: If a user has 9 different vehicles---and they had a KEYCHECK tablet mounted to every vehicle----user would have to purchase 9 KEYCHECK rugged tablets. The monthly subscription rate would be $45 per month ($5 for each tablet). The monthly subscription plan is by the tablet---but the user has 9 tablets.
If I have a KEYCHECK tablet mounted to every one of my vehicles---how do I power it?
It is recommended that you purchase our KCK-12/30V-CGR cable in line converter which will connect to vehicle 12--24VDC battery and will keep the tablet charged. Alternatively the user would have to remove the tablet and recharge the tablet in the conventional "smartphone" manner.
What if my machines are 36 or 48VDC?
ou would then need our MVC or HVC converter that would drop voltage down to 12VDC required to charge the tablet.
Can I protect my KEYCHECK tablet from theft?
Yes! KEYCHECK is available with a lockable mounting bracket that would prevent the gripper vice that holds the tablet from opening without a key. To further protect the device you can also purchase a lock module that inserts over the adjusting wing nut on the mounting shaft preventing its removal.
When using the mounting bracket options, where can it mount on the vehicle?
The AMBRE-KCK-LOC includes two keys and a round mounting bottom which typically is screwed into the dash area. The AMBCL-KCK-LOC bracket includes a clamp bottom which typically connects the bracket to a leg of an overhead guard of a construction or industrial vehicle.
What kind of applications can I use KEYCHECK for monitoring?
2. Construction Equipment
4. Overhead Cranes
6. Assembly lines for final inspection
7. Finished building checklist
8. Finished product checklist
9. In process product or material
10. Easily adapts to many ideas and applications.
When buying multiple tablets for a fleet----can I lease the devices?
Yes, a full payout lease is available in 36 or 48 month terms----the lease includes both the hardware and the monthly web portal cost (does NOT include any wireless carrier cost). At the end of the term, for $1 you own the hardware. Leasing is a good way to conserve capital up front and disperse payments throughout the coming years.