PPE module settings

There are several PPE settings that can be adjusted in your platform to match your agency's preferences.

The following settings can currently only be modified by the PSTrax team. To change, please contact us.

General alerts

General alerts can be set to notify crews of issues or announcements related to PPE (e.g. "New hoods are in - come get fitted", "Be sure to log a post-incident inspection after call 123", etc.). They are set by clicking Set an Alert under PPE > Alerts in the navigation panel, or by clicking the Set Alert button at the top of the Alerts section on the home screen (when PPE alerts are selected).

General alerts are not tied to a specific piece of gear and can be seen by everyone. For that reason, only PPE Admin can set general alerts by default. However, that can be modified if you'd like all PPE Users to be able to set them.

Add custom fields to PPE alerts

Up to three custom fields can be added to the PPE alerts, in addition to the default information (Priority, Description, and Cost). This is also useful for separating out parts and labor costs, reinforcing a policy ("I certify that I have notified my station Captain about this issue"), or gathering additional information for reporting or operational needs. 


PPE restricted to user's gear only

By default, PPE Users can only log inspections on their own gear. So when a user opens his/her Gear List, they see only their own gear. But for agencies where users are allowed to check off each other’s gear (e.g. B Shift is responsible for cleaning A Shift's gear), the Gear List can be opened up to show gear for all users. Then users can log a cleaning or other inspection under Actions > Log Event or Batch > Log Event.

NOTE: If enabled, users would only be able to log non-admin events on other users' gear. They could not log admin-only inspections, like an Advanced Cleaning, Repair, etc.


Show/hide "Log All Gear" option from scheduled PPE checks

Users can log all of their scheduled PPE checks by clicking the "Log All Gear" link on the PPE home screen.

Some agencies prefer to shut off this link so users must check each item individually.


Weekly email notification with overdue tasks

Users with overdue gear inspections can receive an email each Monday reminding them to complete their inspections.