CheckProof for Asphalt
Asphalt industry: Optimized maintenance & integrated HSEQ
Want to ensure high availability and safe operations ￼in your asphalt production plant or surfacing business? CheckProof’s mobile-first platform lets you streamline your processes within maintenance and HSEQ to improve workplace safety, asset availability, and compliance with standards and regulations.
4 Benefits using CheckProof for
Maintenance, Quality control, and HSE in your Asphalt business
Improved health & safety
Increased asset availability
Reduced dependence on key employees
Full HSEQ documentation
How CheckProof improves the preventive maintenance of your asphalt business
Examples of maintenance checks you can include in your CheckProof platform:
Daily, weekly, and monthly inspections
Start-of-day and shut-down routines
Step-by-step checklists for critical tasks
Condition-based maintenance checks triggered by IoT data
Software integrations for usage- and condition-based maintenance (UBM & CBM)
With CheckProof’s software for Pigeon devices, you can transfer data directly from the control systems of your production units into the platform. This lets you create automated triggers for maintenance tasks in the system based on factors such as operating hours, produced quantity, temperature, or pressure levels.
CheckProof also offers OEM integrations so you can stream telematics data from rollers, pavers, and other machines and vehicles from different manufacturers into the platform, where maintenance tasks can be triggered from fault codes, as well as at preset intervals based on usage.
Reduce the idle time of your fleet
Addressing common hazards and risks in the asphalt industry
Bitumen and burner heat hazards
Fires caused by overheating or leakage of flammable liquids
Maintaining equipment within confined spaces
Asphalt production and surfacing are hectic activities with lots of heavy equipment and moving parts. If something goes wrong, and staff panic and rush into a dangerous situation mid-production, things can quickly go from bad to worse to disaster.
Preventing serious accidents requires well-documented safety procedures to ensure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. Equally if not more important is a solid structure of routines, monitoring, real-time reporting, and following up to detect and avert issues before they turn into major incidents.
Additional safety assurance with CheckProof’s RFID feature
Safe operations rely on frontline staff carrying out inspections correctly every single time – even when it requires staff to climb a 20-meter silo in bad weather. To achieve a high level of compliance, you need clearly defined routines, a strong culture of accountability, and a little help from modern technology.
To make sure crucial checks have been carried out on-site, you can attach RFID tags to strategically selected parts of your equipment or facility and connect each tag to a corresponding task in the CheckProof platform. To tick the task off as completed, an employee needs to scan the tag with their mobile device.
Improved bitumen tank safety
Here’s how Cemex UK improves bitumen tank safety at their asphalt plants
Far too often, there’s a lack of standardized routines for regularly inspecting bitumen tanks once installed, as Steve Taylor, Asphalt Plant Manager at Cemex UK, shares in the video below. This means that cracks and leakages, as well as overheating, risk going undetected.
When reviewing the safety incidents of their asphalt plants, Cemex UK found that they had, on average, three bitumen kettle overflows per year. To prevent future accidents, they installed additional safety devices that monitor the airflow and control the temperature, to shut the bitumen tank off if the temperature exceeds critical levels.
The Cemex team also created customized checklists in the CheckProof app to ensure bitumen tanks are thoroughly inspected at regular intervals.
By letting an employee go around the tank in detail and look for signs of damage, we’ll get an early warning system so we can make repairs before we have an issue with the bitumen tanks. Once we started to use the CheckProof system for bitumen tank maintenance at all our plants, we found two tanks that were defective and we’ve taken those out of service.
Quality control documentation for the asphalt industry
Traceable proof of your delivered quality
Complete HSEQ records for inspections, audits, and ISO compliance
Running your plant in compliance with local regulations and ISO certification requirements is crucial for several reasons: to ensure the health and safety of your staff, a high-quality output, and to minimize the environmental impact of your operations. To prove your compliance to third-party auditors, you need detailed logs of your HSEQ routines.
Are you tired of rushing around trying to find the right piece of paper or spreadsheet whenever there’s an unannounced inspection? Use CheckProof’s platform to automatically record all checks digitally in real-time, as they’re carried out on-site. This reduces the risk of information being lost and provides a complete and traceable record to both internal and external stakeholders whenever needed.
Follow up on incidents and deviations in a structured way
Data-driven continuous improvement with CheckProof
All your data in a single platform
With CheckProof, you can gather all near-misses, incidents, deviations, non-conformities, quality issues, etc., in a single platform – regardless of whether they’re reported by frontline staff, a manager, or a customer.
Examples of issues you can log and follow up on with CheckProof:
Accidents, injuries, near-misses, and other safety-related incidents
Complaints or warranty claims from customers (e.g., out-of-spec asphalt quality) via a form on your website
Environmental incidents (air quality issues, leakages, etc.)
Complaints from neighbors, e.g., concerning noise levels
Deviations flagged by external auditors
Suggested improvements from staff