Assets are used by the Incident Management System (IMS) to organize property owned by your company such as; vehicles, equipment, furniture and structures. Assets can be added to the IMS in advance so that they can be included in an incident report at a later date.
Assets are created in the IMS as follows:
Asset Groups: An asset group is created for each establishment you would like to store assets for. Prior to creating the asset, you will need to create the Asset Group to store the asset in.
To learn more about establishments, refer to the Establishment: Overview article.
To learn how to create and manage an asset group, refer to the Asset Groups: Create, Edit and Delete article.
Reminder: You must create the Asset Group before you create an asset.
Assets: An asset is created for each vehicle, equipment or structure you would like to track and use for incident reporting purposes.
Assets are organized into three categories: vehicles, equipment and structures. Examples of assets can include:
Vehicles: cars, trucks, vans, forklifts
Equipment: heavy equipment, bikes, golf carts, engines, parts
Structures: property, tool sheds, garage,
To learn how to create and manage your assets, refer to the Assets: Create, Edit and Delete article.
Example: Asset Groups and Assets
In the screen shot below, ACME Corporation has two establishments (sites). An Asset Group has been created for each establishment (site) and the assets are added to each establishment. The IMS Administrator can easily determine which assets are owned by each site and they will automatically appear in the assets pick list when reporting an incident.
- Assets are optional and can be added at any time.
- Assets are selected on the Assets tab when reporting or investigating an incident.
- Create an Asset Group for each establishment.
- Create the Asset Group before creating assets.