Storage Equipment Experts, we are passionate about current developments in the racking safety industry and we are well acquainted with the industry’s past. The future, however, is especially fascinating. New technologies and a new generation of internet users mean that many businesses will be subject to change. Racking inspection training is no different and we will welcome the future like an old friend when it comes.
Racking inspection training and blogging
We are proud of our blogging. Our site currently has a blog that is updated five times a month so our readers can read all the latest information on racking safety and racking inspection training issues. As the internet becomes accessible to more and more people, our online writing will continue to be a big part of what we do. For racking inspection training, this means that we will be able to complement our face-to-face training with more great information and updates in the future.
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Racking inspection training and the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an idea that has been around for a while. A good
definition of the idea comes from Nicole Kobie: “it’s about connecting devices over the internet, letting them talk to us, applications, and each other”. In other words, rather than the internet simply consisting of computers talking to each other, the internet will become a system where every electronic gadget can communicate. To return to Kobie, “the popular, if silly, example is the smart fridge: what if your fridge could tell you it was out of milk, texting you if its internal cameras saw there was none left, or that the carton was passed its use-by date?”
How will this affect racking inspection training? It’s hard to say, but it’s a question worth asking because the IoT is already making an impact on the taxi industry (with Uber having been recently valued at $70 billion) and has the potential to revolutionise the food service industry (with apps like Push for Pizza). To point out the obvious, taxis, pizza, and racking inspection training are three radically different products. Yet, they all have the potential to be delivered differently in the future due to the Internet of Things.
Racking inspection training and information overload
The IoT is part of a larger trend; people now have quicker access to more information more often. Finding out whether your milk has gone funny is one thing, but the fact that the majority of internet access now occurs through mobile is a fact worth considering. Information about anything, from the latest laws on racking safety to the air pollution levels in China, can be retrieved almost instantly through either an app, a browser extension, or a Google search. With so much information available, can’t people just learn about racking inspection training through an app?
The short answer is no. The long answer is that as the IoT and mobile internet becomes more prevalent, quality of information will matter more. An app can translate words for you, and it can even read signs in foreign languages, but an app cannot teach you a language. For that, you need a teacher, lessons, practice, and other sources of quality information. Racking inspection training is the same. We at Storage Equipment Experts will continue to write articles and blog posts about racking safety in the future. However, for a thorough understanding of pallet racking inspections, racking safety, and warehouse safety in general, our racking inspection training is the course that stands the test of time.
Contact Storage Equipment Experts for a racking inspection training course from the SEMA-Approved Racking Inspector who understands the past, present, and future of racking inspection training.