With the publication of the Hackitt (Grenfell) Report (Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report – GOV.UK) the need for clear lines of communication between residents and housing providers is more important than ever.
Working in partnership with Active Housing, Inform People are launching a new Auditing System that bridges the gap between the checks, tests and inspections carried out by Housing Authorities, Tenant Associations and the residents who want to read them.
Giving tenants selected access to the checks and tests that are being completed in their homes allows the continuation of the “Golden Thread” of communication with all documents kept up to date and easy to access.
A central page with every outstanding action; accessible on desktop via any web browser, tablet, mobile and via our Android and Apple apps. Giving auditors, senior managers and admins access to the tools to allow them to easily track what checks are outstanding, what follow on fixes need to be actioned and any notifications of updates and changes. The Virtual PA intelligently grows with your system automatically updating as modules are added.
Contact the people using the platform directly, without having to rely on email or edits to external contact lists. With the addition of push notifications through the Virtual PA app, your whole team can be kept in the loop.
Making sure that regular daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly checks are done on site can be difficult when recorded on paper or via a non-centralised system. The idea of ‘fudging’ results to give a better picture can be far too easy on paper and isn’t comparable from one check to the next. This leaves you and your residents at risk. The Inform People system will give you a true view of whether your checks are being completed on time, by a qualified person and in a standardised format. In cases where your checks aren’t being completed, you can see which sites have missed their regular checks so that actions can be taken to improve compliance moving forward.
Checking that your sites are up to standard can accidentally default to objective opinion based feedback written up in non-standardised notes which aren’t easily shareable, accountable or comparable. Instead, by using the Inform People system, we can put a standard process in place that allows you to assign checklists to be completed by specific qualified people, with set time frames, to make sure checks are done. The Virtual PA’s flexible interface allows all these checks to be completed from phones and tablets while moving through the building and integrated reporting presents results that are easy to compare across all sites.
Knowledge Share allows you to package together any information you have stored within Knowledge Base and push it to groups of users via a notification on the Virtual PA. Set up a Share, get confirmation back from readers, and then monitor progress in automated reports. If a new account is created that matches the rules for an existing Share, unlike email, there is no need to send it out again; the system is always checking who meets your criteria and will automatically send them the link.