This module of iPassport allows managing the organisation’s equipment information - location, usage, maintenance and replacement. Equipment can be checked in and out, maintenance events can be scheduled and documented, breakdowns can be recorded and reminders can be issued when a piece of equipment reaches the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
The Equipment module is found under the Laboratory Records menu.
The Search Equipment tab opens by default. It has a set of search filters to easily locate any equipment record and recently viewed records can also be found under the tab, Recent Equipment. The module also has a tab to create New Equipment, one record at a time, a tab to Import Equipment in bulk from CSV lists and a tab where a collection of equipment Reports can be generated.
The main search filters under the tab, Search Equipment, are always visible. To save screen space, an additional set of search filters are normally hidden from view and can be accessed by clicking the Advanced Search bar.
The main filters are:
The Advanced Search filters are:
The results from a search performed with any of the criteria above can be exported as a spreadsheet in CSV format by clicking, Export List (found in the top right corner of the results area).
The next article covers Equipment Permissions.