Despite economic headwinds facing the UK oil and gas sector, safety is at the heart of operational efficiency. British offshore producers continue to reduce risk, with safety on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) “lower than many other industrial sectors”, according to records that began in 2006.
Preventing avoidable accidents means taking proactive steps to ensure processes, systems and procedures reduce risk. Human or mechanical error can too easily result in near misses, injuries, damaged or destroyed assets, even fatalities.
Vertical working has always been high risk and challenging. Gaining access, staying safe, protecting those working from falls and knowing your means of descent or rescue are all part of the job for Rope Access technicians and managers.
Ensuring equipment is calibrated according to industry or manufacturer standards is not easy. Calibration tools exist to test that high-value equipment is working according to a known set of operational standards.
We’ve recently announced that Papertrail is now managing over 2,000,000 safety and compliance records from over 2,100 account users around the world. We are processing more real-time data every day with a platform simple enough for small organisations and powerful enough for multinationals.
Repairing reputational damage when a member of the public or workforce has been injured, either due to an accident or negligence, can take years. News of such incidents that are in the public interest travel much faster these days, thanks to social media.
Organisations are stronger and more productive when employees perform at their best. It sounds logical, but too often, performance gets confused with putting in the hours. Working longer and harder is traditionally considered an achievement, which means operational efficiency isn’t always front of mind.
Natural wind consumes the lion’s share of renewable energy investments in the UK. Between 2010 and 2014, £14.6 billion was invested, with a further £20 billion expected until 2020.
Consequently, renewables have already shown the ability to contribute 25% of the UK’s energy mix. In 2015, green energy generated more electricity than nuclear and coal for an entire quarter.
It has been over forty years since a generation of Mad Men and technology industry commentators coined the phrase, a ‘paperless office.’ They imagined a future where paper documents would be history, with everything stored and shared digitally.
It was quite a vision, considering that virtually every piece of hardware and software required to make an office paperless was yet to be invented. Since then, the technology sector and entrepreneurs have made it possible for businesses to function without paper.