Veiligheid (Safety)Connected Worker Safety
See, track and resolve issues quickly
Another benefit to the connected worker comes in the form of safety. With the help of a connected worker platform, these workers can use their phones to take photos of a broken machine or a puddle of oil on the floor, for example. They can then input these photos, along with some details, within a deviation management module that alerts supervisors, enabling them to see, track and resolve the issue quickly. Contrast this with the traditional paper-based method of registering equipment deviations or safety, health and environmental (SHE) issues using a piece of paper or an email; if you’re lucky, the SHE officer will get around to correcting the issue several weeks later. The issue will continue to reappear time and time again, generating frustration and a safety blind spot.
In addition, these digital platforms provide all the safety information about a machine within the knowledge base, providing workers with the most up-to-date information on how to perform their jobs with minimal risks. These tools include interactive safety checklists and assessments, and if anything is out of place, the operator can simply flag the issue directly within the system. Assigned job tasks even contain a safety panel that shows required personal protective equipment (PPE), lock-out tag-out levels, and other safety requirements.
In short, connected worker technologies provide workers with all the equipment and safety information they need when they need it, preventing your operators from making common mistakes during production. This advantage alone can unlock significant operational benefits, considering over 80 percent of production losses are caused by human error.