Creative Ways to Use Slate Pages for Portable Toilets: Servicing
11/29/2022 — Slate Pages
How much time do you spend tracking down where a toilet is located and whether it’s been serviced or not? We understand how frustrating that process can be. Our smart tags can capture that information and display it for you on an online dashboard so you can answer those questions within seconds. Allowing you to spend less time on managing your business, and more time on growing your business. Below you will see some examples of how Portable Toilet companies have used Slates to track their servicing. If you have received sample Slates for your portable toilets, you will see the following examples on your samples. If you have not, please take a moment to do that then come back to this page. Will only take 5 minutes to receive them via email. Link above, they’re free!
Tracking Service Days
Slates can give you a schedule showing which toilets need to be serviced on a specific day. Best way to capture the service day is to use the selector field. The selector field is just a basic drop-down list that you can add options too. For example, you can add an option for each day Monday through Friday, as well as combinations between them like Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, etc. You can also add another selector field or a text field and title it “driver” to assign those toilets to specific drivers. On the online dashboard, you can create reports for each day that list which toilets are due for service and which drivers are required to service them.
Tracking The Service Itself
One of the benefits of using Slates is its flexibility. Everyone has their own unique way of managing their business and Slates can be customized to fit your methods. Here are 3 great options different portable toilet companies have used to track their toilets servicing. Using either a date field, a journal field, or a record field.
Date Field Adding a date field to your Slates is a basic way to track the servicing of your toilets. Cahill Septic Service, a company out of Rockfall, CT uses a date field to capture their toilets last service date. When their drivers go out to service a toilet, they scan the slate, update the date field with the current date and hit save. That’s it. That date is displayed on the online dashboard where they can see a list of their toilets along with their last service date. They even have a TV set up in the office that displays their toilet’s locations on a map view! When a toilet is serviced, the pin on the map view changes from red to purple and they can see in real time which toilets have been serviced and are due for service.
Journal Field The journal field can get a little more in depth than a date field, but not much. When an entry is made on a journal field, it is captured with a date and timestamp, and allows the drivers to leave a note if there is a problem with the service. , a company out of Wadsworth, OH uses this method. When their driver services a toilet, they quickly make an entry on the journal field and type their name. Back in the office, they can see who serviced the toilet and when in real time.
Record Field The record field is like the date and journal field combined, then put on steroids. Record fields have the functionality to not only capture the last service date and important notes, but you can also build checklists that capture the work your drivers did like materials used, gallons pumped, type of waste, etc.
out of Howe, OK uses the record field to track their servicing. On the record field they added a yes/no option to capture if the toilet has been serviced or not. As well as other fields to capture the materials used and special notes in case the driver couldn’t service the toilet. On the dashboard they created reports listing toilets that have been serviced once a week, twice a week, and the materials that were used.