A Digital Solution for IPM Program Performance

The Sprague Digital Logbook Delivers for Commercial Clients

Clients in the food processing industry need fast and reliable access to critical data and documentation for third-party audits and inspections. The Sprague digital logbook is the portal our clients use when auditors need to assess the performance of their integrated pest management (IPM) programs.

On a recent Sprague webinar, Sprague’s Somer Nielsen and Taylor Stone, explained the benefits and advantages audited facilities can realize by using the digital logbook.

What is the Digital Logbook?

The logbook provides a trailing years’ worth of information on the performance of a client’s pest management program. The digital product provides managers in audited facilities and third-party auditors and inspectors with instant access to a variety of reports, program descriptions, approved material lists and materials use logs, licensing and training records and maps.

The bedrock of the logbook is its reporting function. This feature offers a comprehensive suite of real-time reports including conditions, device trending, pest trending and service trends reports.

The data contained in these customized reports is necessary to properly assess the performance of a pest management program, identify and track corrective actions, and recommend program adjustments.

The Sprague logbook makes it easier for clients in the highly regulated and heavily documented food processing industry, to maintain and access records. It provides auditors with the information they need to do their job but safeguards other proprietary data they don’t need access to.

Designed With Auditor Input

When Sprague was looking to create a digital logbook, it sat down with the individuals who would most closely scrutinize it – third-party auditors.

Nielsen, a regional account manager for Sprague Pest Solutions, said Sprague consulted with various third-party auditing agencies during the design process asking for their input.

“The input we received from auditors allowed us to design a logbook that measures to the various audit standards, is easy to use and is trusted by auditors,” said Nielsen.

Sprague continually updates the logbook to stay current with evolving changes to audit standards. This provides both auditors and clients confidence that the data they are reviewing is accurate and up to date.

Four Things the Logbook Offers Clients

Stone, a logbook specialist in Sprague’s Boise office, said both clients and auditors are looking for digital-based solutions to assist them do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

  1. It provides peace of mind that the required documents are available and easily accessible.
  2. It reduces the chance for human error and streamlines the document review process.
  3. It’s easy to work with. The data is available for review and sharing by the client within 24 hours of a service and the Sprague support team is always available – including during an audit – to answer questions.
  4. It’s current. Sprague regularly updates audit standards in the logbook, so clients are measuring against the latest standards.

“Sprague does the heavy lifting when making sure the logbook has everything an auditor or inspector needs when it comes to the pest control portion of an audit,” said Stone. “This allows QA and facility managers to focus on other important tasks they are responsible for. It’s access when you need it, and the way auditors want it.”

Eliminating the time-consuming task of maintaining a paper logbook also frees up Sprague’s service technicians to spend more time focused on inspections and preventive pest management efforts.

For more information on how the Sprague digital logbook can be used in your audited facility, call Sprague Pest Solutions at 855.805.0755.



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