09 Jul Naming assets
There are many descriptive fields when setting up a new asset in the Hasmate program, e.g:
- Registration Number
When used for a vehicle (as an example), these fields are fantastic – as they cover everything you need to know about what type of vehicle it is.
However, the Asset field can often be brief – or similar to other assets – making it difficult to identify which asset is being described, if looked at in isolation.
Why can’t the Asset field/name just be “Car”?
If you have three work vehicles, and they all have the Asset field as “car” or “Suzuki” – the main problem is when you are associating an asset to a hazard (using “Associated Hazards”), or associating an asset to an incident (using “Property Damage”). The drop-down in each case will only shows the “Asset” field – making identification of the correct asset difficult.
What should be in the Asset field/name?
The “Asset” field should have enough information that you can identify the asset just by that field. In some cases, it will mean double-up of some information.
E.g. when the asset is a Suzuki Swift with registration NY759, this is how we would name the vehicle:
- Registration Number – NY759
- Asset – Suzuki Swift NY759
- Make – Suzuki
- Model – Swift
If you have further questions or require training, please contact Hasmate.