National Work Safe Month
With a bit of simple research you will quickly find that most of the current 'connected worker' offerings on the market - of which there are not many real ‘real-time’ monitoring solutions - are geared to inform the end-users and responsible people when an incident or emergency has or is happening on their site, while some alternatives also look at post-event analysis with downloaded data only.
Some of those require a third-party intermediary to relay messages and/or alarm and alert data to end-users, that fundamentally already have highly experienced real-time process health and machinery status monitoring personnel and supervisors on site in 24/7 operations control rooms. These production supervisors and control room operators in facilities across the globe also have first hand, detailed understanding of the risks, hazards, and idiosyncrasies of the processes they control, and in most cases understand the habits and normal patterns of their teammates working on site. At USM we believe they are the best people to give this real-time data to, enabling them to analyse situations in real-time, in order to make proactive safety-orientated decisions during their shift.
Therefore at USM we have gone down a different path with our technology from its inception, as our concept was born out of many years of hands-on experience working on industrial sites, mining and minerals processing operations, and other oil and gas processing facilities.
Working in those sectional or central control rooms, you would be unlikely hear a shift or production supervisor say ‘just let that evolving situation with the process or a critical piece of machinery develop to an alarm state, and then we will react with an input or output adjustment and then notify people’. Far from it in these modern times, we now look for evolving trends at data analytics interfaces and react quickly and proactively to trending data in order to prevent production loss or machinery failure.
We have gone down the same ‘proactive response early’ path at USM, where we think all ‘real-time’ connected worker solutions should be headed in the future if personal safety monitoring is going to deliver a maximum positive result for industrial workers, their families, and their employers globally. In this way, the more experienced and responsible personnel on-site in the fully connected control rooms are better able to look after their personnel in the field that might be more focussed on the task at hand, rather than what might be evolving around or near their work face.
If your workers were in a situation where they could be approaching danger or in the near future potentially be in danger, could you identify that evolving risk proactively before it gets to an alarm state and threatens personnel?
With the USM – Personal Safety Monitoring System (PSMS), you can have the capability to connect and monitor your workers real-time, all of the time, anywhere on-site, so that your most experienced process controllers and supervisors can respond proactively, quickly and efficiently to enable prevention of evolving situations turning into emergencies.
The Team at USM would be more than happy to organise a real-time online product demonstration of the USM - PSMS so that we can show you how our innovative and patented industrial safety technology can take your operations to the next generation of real-time, on-site personal safety monitoring of multiple site-specific hazards simultaneously and make your operations and personnel safer than you could have ever thought possible.