In this article you can read about how Alistair, CEO & Co-Founder of Risk Memo, and Paul Capper, Director of Capstone Inspections, applied their decades of experience to collaborate on and build Risk Memo.
Capstone Inspections are Europe’s leading inspection body and provide independent and impartial certified inspections in accordance with EN15567, ISO17020-2012 and the LOLER regulations. In 2008 Capstone became a type A inspection body offering independent and impartial inaugural and annual inspections for ropes courses and adventure parks.
With close to 30 years of experience, Paul is amongst Europe's most experienced, accredited and highly qualified adventure ropes course inspectors, represents the UK on the European Standardisation Committee and assisted in writing EN: 15567 (Part 1 & 2) and the UK Ropes Course Guide.
The reason Capstone Inspections decided to collaborate on and help build Risk Memo is simple. They needed it.
Paul met Alistair in India whilst inspecting Flying Fox, a zip-line and high ropes adventure course builder and operator with multiple locations in India and Kenya, at which Alistair is the Operations Director.
Both Paul and Alistair were using a combination of tools, from checklist apps to online docs, to manage various aspects of the same challenge - keeping a detailed log of thousands upon thousands of items of equipment, employee records and ropes course checks.
With Paul as an advisor, Alistair and Co-Founder Swarupa Vengurlekar built Risk Memo to meet the needs of both the operator and health & safety inspector. One example of this is the ability to link an inspector's account so that checklist reports and tasks can be shared and actioned on seamlessly.
In addition to advice on the design and functionality of the app, throughout beta testing Capstone Inspections has been putting the app through its paces. The result of this collaboration is a simple solution to the challenges Paul faces as an Inspector and Alistair faces as an Operator.
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