Assets are an optional feature in vWork. The Hazards tool is part of vWork's Health & Safety feature - this is also an optional feature. These two features can be used together to save hazards against an Asset.
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Alternatively, you can learn more about Assets in the article: vWork Assets. And more about Hazards in the article: Health & Safety: Hazards.
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This article explains how you can use the Health & Safety tool - Hazards to save a hazard with an Asset.
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Why add Hazards to an Asset?
The advantage of saving hazards with an Asset is this ensures that every time the Asset is included in a job the hazards specific to that Asset are automatically included in the job too.
The most common situation where you might want hazards saved with an Asset is when the Asset is a location and there are hazards at that location that are always present. For example, one site out of many that you service for a customer has heavy machinery in operation that presents a hazard. You would save this as a hazard against an asset so every time you go to a job for this asset you automatically have heavy machinery added as a hazard to the job.
Note: Any job that the Asset is included in must be based on a job template that has Health & Safety enabled to include the hazard.
Add hazards to Assets
To add a hazard to an Asset:
- Go to Assets > Assets List.
- Either select an existing Asset or click Add Asset to create a new asset.
- Scroll down to the Hazards section and click Add Hazard.
- Enter the Hazard’s details.
Tip: You can quickly add a hazard from the Hazard Library by starting to type its description in the Description field.
Note: For a description of the purpose of each field please refer to the Health & Safety: Hazards under the heading: What is the information captured for a Hazard?
- Click Add Field to add an additional field for the hazard if this is required.
- Click Create Asset or Update Asset.