Certificates are used to document the electrical installation and condition testing processes. Every certificate is important to ensure the safety and quality of electrical components.
So, let’s have a closer look at what electrical certification apps are and how embracing certificate field solutions can help speed up the process of completing electrical certificates.
What are Electrical Certificate Apps?
Electrical certificate apps are mobile applications that you can access on your tablet or mobile device to fill out electrical certificates when on the go. They are used by field engineers and electricians to make filling out test results more streamlined.
With these field applications, your team can carry out a lot of the same processes that would typically be completed in the office. That includes creating new electrical certificates, filling out details, viewing the address book, saving templates and more. Electrical certificate apps remove the need for paper forms and keep your team connected.
6 Ways to Save Time With Clik Cert Electrical
Clik Cert Electrical is the field solution to completing NICEIC certificates with ease. It works alongside the NICEIC Cert Software to help work continue wherever you are.
So, you’ve got the software. Your engineers are set up with their apps. Now how do you speed up the process of filling in and completing certs without compromising on quality? Whether you are a software pro or just getting started, there are ways you can make completing certs easier.
Have a look at some of these features you can find in Clik Cert Electrical to help speed up certification.
1. Apply templates to different cert types
Certificate templates help speed up the process of filling out certs in the NICEIC Cert Software and apps. You can create custom templates and use them to create new forms with the same information. This way, if you carry out a lot of repeat work or ongoing work for a client, you don’t have to fill out the same details over and over again.
When onsite, your electricians can also use these templates to make the paperwork easier. With template mapping, you have the option to apply templates to different cert types. That means, for example, even if you’ve created a template from an EIC18.2CG certificate, you can create a new EICR18.2CG certificate using that template. This way, you don’t need to worry about having a template for the exact cert type you need to create.
2. Quick fill certificate fields
There are a few ways to quickly fill in certificate fields in Clik Cert Electrical.
The first is to use suggestions. Suggestions in the Clik Cert Electrical app give you quick fill options for specific fields on your electrical certificates. These are user-created figures and notes that you can save for later across a number of different certificate fields. This way, you don’t have to manually type out the same notes or descriptions every time you fill out a similar certificate.
Suggestions are saved to the field user that created them. This way, your engineers can create lists of fields completely specific to the work they carry out.
For certain fields, you can cycle through results or quickly select the data from a pre-filled drop-down. Drop-down fields are found in multiple places throughout certificates. Cycle through the fields on the schedule of items, or right-click to display a drop-down with the options.
This keeps your work consistent and saves you time in the process.
N/A all fields
When a field isn’t applicable to your installation or condition report, you can also quickly blank areas of a certificate with N/A. Once you’ve completed the rest of the form with all the details you need, use the ‘N/A all blank fields’ tool to instantly fill in the remaining fields.
This is a quick and easy way to fulfil all the parts of the certificate before moving on to the validation step in the process.
3. Complete certs onsite
With Cloud Numbering, selected users can complete certs and apply numbers when out in the field using the certification apps. Once activated, the tool stores your cert numbers in the cloud, rather than your local database, so you can access them from anywhere.
This tool is ideal for your qualified supervisors or, if you’re part of a small team, whoever would typically be in charge of filling out work onsite. It speeds up the whole process and allows you to go the extra mile for your clients.
4. Save circuit details and boards
When filling out circuit details and test results, you can save your boards to your library to use again in the future. This helps you save time when filling out similar board details on different certificates.
Whether it’s a three-phase electrical wiring installation or a single-phase consumer unit, create your own custom library of circuit details and boards that are tailor-made to the work you carry out on a regular basis. These saved library items are specific to the user and their device so it’s easier to organise your own frequently used boards, without any confusion from other engineers’ work.
5. Instantly apply signatures
Similarly, to the office NICEIC Cert Software, users can save their unique digital signatures to the app database. This can be set up in the app settings and then gives the option to instantly apply engineer signatures to certificates in one tap.
Cutting out unnecessary processes like adding a signature every time saves only seconds, but they all add up. This way, less time is spent on the paperwork, and you can dedicate more time to fitting in more jobs in the day which means you get home on time.
6. Easily access cert tools
As well as templates and certificates, you can also access your cert tools library from the Clik Cert Electrical apps. That means all the default items for test instruments, protective devices reference methods and observations are easily accessible to view and add to certificates. You’ll also be able to find your custom items that were created in the main NICEIC Cert Software.
Having access to these tools on your device means you don’t have to type out long observations and recommendations. When entering fields, you can also find what you need quicker by sorting the list to show the ones you frequently use nearer the top.
The apps work alongside the desktop NICEIC Cert Software to give you access to your work wherever you are. The NICEIC Cert Software is the ultimate certification tool for electricians, get a free demo of the software to see how it can work for your business.
Not currently using Clik Cert Electrical to save your business time onsite? You can try it for free and see how it can change the way you carry out electrical certificates.