Office of Public Works

OPW – Case Study


The Office of Public Works (OPW) is a government office that delivers public services for flood protection, managing government properties and heritage services.


The OPW provides compliance management and manages associated maintenance activities of all property in Ireland that are owned or operated by the Irish Government. Some activities are outsourced to third parties and the creation, assignment, reporting, recording, and tracking of these activities were managed by manual and paper processes supported by Excel and email.

The OPW needed an environment that would support the OPW in managing their workflows, was flexible, would improve the capture and maintenance of all data and support the manual and automatic job allocation both internal and external to the organisation. It also required the ongoing management of repair activities while standardising all reports and simplifying information recording, reporting and analysis.

The OPW also required mobility to allow external contractors the ability to capture information even when network access was not available. It was important that all captured inspection information is maintained online with access to all reports including photographs, etc.


The OPW selected the VERTHOS Digital Workflow Platform from Checksolo, based on its flexibility and simplicity to integrate into the OPW environment. VERTHOS provides the OPW with secure access to all data through its extensive API and on-demand data export facilities.

VERTHOS is supplied on a SaaS basis, providing a fully configurable compliance platform, that allows the OPW to dynamically manage and control the inspection information of its property portfolio. The VERTHOS solution provides both a browser-based web app and a native mobile app version of the application to support distributed and remote working environments where communication access is limited or non-existent.

“VERTHOS provides us with a flexible platform that manages our compliance inspections and associated maintenance activities in a paperless environment. It provides immediate access to inspection reports, including photographs and documentation, which provide important compliance and safety information about the building infrastructure. The system is easy to use by both employees and external contractors, improving accuracy of data capture while significantly reducing the time spent on management of activities.”

Tomás Moore CEng MIEI MCIBSE Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, OPW.

ABOUT OPW (Office of Public Works)

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is a government office that delivers public services for flood protection, managing government properties and heritage services.

The OPW, as the leading agency for flood risk management in Ireland, minimises the impacts of flooding through sustainable planning. A core part of its remit is maintaining and presenting Ireland’s most iconic heritage properties, including Ireland’s two World Heritage Sites, 780 National Monuments and over 2,000 acres of gardens and parklands. It also manages a significant part of the State’s property portfolio and provides accommodation for government departments, over 700 Garda Properties and approximately 550 offices.

The OPW was established in 1831, predating the foundation of the State. Its headquarters are in Trim, Co Meath.

It is overseen by the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief.

ABOUT CheckSolo

Checksolo DAC develops and supplies the VERTHOS Digital Workflow Platform (DWP) – an enterprise level ‘no-code’ configurable system. VERTHOS DWP is deployed across a range of industries including Healthcare, Medical, Facilities Management and Agri Foods. Checksolo provide VERTHOS on a SaaS basis with no IT infrastructure requirements and same or next day deployments.

For further details, please contact:

Gus Collins

Chief Operating Officer

Checksolo DAC

8 Broadford Avenue


Dublin 16



T: +353 86 814 0779

Tomás Moore

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Office of Public Works

Jonathan Swift Street


Co. Meath



T: +353 46 942 6000

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