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Inspect products with a damage inspection report

A Damage Inspection Report is a document that provides an assessment of the physical condition of delivery assets. It typically includes a detailed description of any damage or defects found, along with photographs and recommendations for repair or replacement. Damage inspection reports are used by property owners, insurance companies, and other stakeholders to evaluate the extent of damage and determine the appropriate course of action.

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General Facts
Date and Time of delivery
Date inspection requested
Requested by:
Dates good opened or unpacked
Was shipment delivered to this address by our truck or picked up at the terminal by consigned?
Have goods been moved from floor to floor, or to location other than delivery site? If so explain.
Could (or should) damage have been noticed at time of delivery? ( based on your opinion as you now see container and/or goods)
Shipping container:
Container type:
Container is:
Closure method:
Are seams or edges or container split or open?
Container manufactured by:
Bursting strength per square inch:
Pack number ( very important if commodity is furniture)
Packing -Unpacking, etc
We're goods unpacked prior to inspection?
We're containers held for inspection?
How were goods packed in containers? ( nested, individually boxed, etc.)
Inner packing:
Is there any evidence that loss or damage is the result of inferior packing, interior or exterior? Explain
Prior Transportation
Are the goods in the original factory packed containers?
Does original method of sealing indicate opening of or tampering with since leaving factory?
What was the original point of shipment from factory?
Concealed Loss (only)
Was there space in container for missing goods?
If so what occupied space?
Does actual comparison check with invoice verify loss?
We're flaps glued, sealed or otherwise closed?
Was factory sealing tape intact?
Commodity Information
What is lost or damaged? ( Commodity or Product description)
How many?
Approximate weight?
Released valuation per pound
Describe exactly how, where, why and the extent of loss or damage. Please explain each in detail.
Invoice cost of article?
Can it be repaired locally?
Estimated cost of repairs?
Amount cash allowance will accept?
Recommended salvage disposition?
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Damaged item to and including parts must be held for carrier disposition
Note: This report is merely a Statement of Facts and not an Acknowledgement or Denial of Liability. It Is Not A Claim. The original must be forwarded along with other particulars called for on Standard Claim Form.
Name and signature of company representative
Name and signature of AAA Cooper Transportation Representative
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Protecting Your Shipments: The Importance of Damage Inspection Reports for Shipping Objects

When it comes to shipping objects, there’s always a risk of damage or defects occurring during transportation. That’s why damage inspection reports are crucial documents that help protect your shipments.

A damage inspection report provides a detailed assessment of any damage or defects that may have occurred during shipping. This report includes a comprehensive description of the damage or defect, along with photographs, and recommendations for repair or replacement. Damage inspection reports are used by shippers, receivers, and insurance companies to evaluate the extent of damage and determine the appropriate course of action.

Having a damage inspection report can help protect your shipments and minimize the financial impact of any damages. It can also help you identify potential areas for improvement in your shipping process, such as packaging or handling procedures.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.