I work for a engineering company that commisions automation software for industrial plants. Employees are often sent around the world to install and setup the control systems.
I have been sent abroad to iFAT (Internal Factory Acceptance Test) electrical panels. These tests can last for an hour or up to several, depending on the size of the panel. However, before and after testing a panel there is not much for me to do. I want to stay productive during the few hours of downtime I have each day.
How can I handle idle time on site?
What activities can I do to benefit the company, myself or the clients?
I have already exhausted the following activities:
Full preperation for the next iFAT
Updating my site diary
Filling out expenses forms
I do have reliable Internet access.
I am not qualified (or allowed) to assist the clients with building the panels.
I am not willing to clean toilets etc...