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What are seat types in SafetyCulture?

Come together as a team in SafetyCulture using a combination of full seats, lite seats, and guest seats.

What are seat types?

We understand that in an organization, each team member has different responsibilities and tasks. To help organizations optimize their spending when it comes to using SafetyCulture, we offer three different seat types at varying price points:

  • Full seats

  • Lite seats

  • Guest seats (free)

This means that you only need to pay for the specific job requirements of each team member, ensuring that your investment in SafetyCulture is cost-effective and tailored to your needs.

Please note that selecting seat types is only applicable to organizations on SafetyCulture Premium Plan or Enterprise Plan.

If your organization is on the Free plan, then all users will be on full seats by default.

Available seat types

Full seats are the foundation of a SafetyCulture organization, tailored for managers and team members that have the following responsibilities:

As a user in a full seat, they'll have full access to all features and functionalities in SafetyCulture, subject to the permissions assigned to them.

Lite seats are what you might assign to most of your frontline workers and general staff, tailored for team members that have the following jobs to be done:

As a user in a lite seat, they'll have full access to the Training feature, with limitations around administration and inspection functionalities.

Guest seats are available at no additional cost and are best suited for temporary workers, contractors, or anyone who uses SafetyCulture on an ad-hoc basis. This seat type is tailored for team members with the following jobs to be done:

As a user in a guest seat, they'll have limited access to SafetyCulture features but can still collaborate using ActionsHeads Up, and more.

Available features for each seat type

Features / Seat type

Guest seat (free)

Lite seat

Full seat









Heads Up





PDF and web only




View only

View only




12 / year*




Create and receive only




View only







View only

View only


If a user is in a guest seat or lite seat, the number of inspections they can start will be limited:

  • Guest seat: Up to 3 (lifetime) inspections for as long as they're in the guest seat. The inspection limit for guest seats doesn't reset.

  • Lite seat: Up to 12 inspections per year for annual plans and up to 1 inspection per month for monthly plans. The inspection limit for lite seats resets on your plan renewal date.

Frequently asked questions

You can have as many users as you need for each seat type. However, please keep in mind that full seats and lite seats incur per-seat costs as part of your organization's Premium Plan or Enterprise Plan, whereas guest seats are available at no additional cost.

Yes, you can assign your team members to a combination of seat types. However, you need at least one user in a full seat to manage the administration and billing for your organzation.

As part of the feature limitations for users in lite seats and guest seats, they can only be assigned the following permissions:

  • Issues management

  • Issues access

  • Sensors access

  • Manage content (lite seat only)

  • Create courses (lite seat only)

  • Training access (lite seat only)

  • View files and folders

If the user is in a lite seat, they can wait for their annual (up to 12) or monthly (up to 1) inspection limit to reset. Otherwise, like users in guest seats, they can request a full seat to start an unlimited number of inspections.

The counter for the number of inspections remaining for a user in a guest seat or lite seat on the mobile app.

The inspection limit for lite seat users will reset on your plan renewal date. If you're a user with the "Billing management" permission, you can check the renewal date on the web app.

  1. Log in to the web app.

  2. Click your organization name on the lower-left corner of the page and select Billing.

  3. Find the renewal date on the upper-right of the page. Check your plan's renewal date via the web app.

Users in guest seats who are assigned actionsissues, and Heads Ups can interact with these features at a deeper level. Compared to users in guest seats, external assignees have a much more restricted experience and are often anonymized in Analytics and reports, including issue reports.

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