Using EHS Software in the Oil and Gas Industry – As energy demand continues to grow, and productivity grows too, managing the health and safety of workers in oil and gas refineries becomes even more crucial.
All oil and gas refinery companies must make safety their priority, even as rising demand, technological innovation, increased complexity, and the extreme working conditions of the industry combine to create ever-increasing challenges.
Of course, innovation also helps companies meet those challenges, in the form of ever-improving (and web-based) oil and gas EHS software systems for managing the health and safety of workers. Oil and gas refinery-specific custom software helps EHS professionals in this industry in all sorts of ways—here are a few of them.
- Increases Data Quality
One of the most common complaints of EHS managers in the oil and gas refinery industry is that data is of poor quality. Without access to quality data, managers can’t make their best decisions about safety and risk strategy, equipment resources, which projects to develop, which teams to use, when to reserve rigs, and how to prioritize projects per all the above. That can lead to increased operational risk.
EHS software helps by:
- keeping documents updated
- synchronizing data with mobile devices
- systematically checking data quality
- integrating cross-facility and inter-company data systems
- providing consistent data
- Helps Managers React to Catastrophic Events
When an incident occurs, managers need fast access to data so they can react quickly to events. EHS Incident Management software provides what they need to know quickly and in easy-to-manage formats that help managers do their jobs and respond strategically to incidents.
- Helps Prevent Non-Compliance
With increased productivity, more demand, new areas of exploration, and a more complex environment, refinery workers face increased risk at every turn. Thus, regulations are increasing every year. Requirements are more stringent than ever, and no company can risk non-compliance both for their workers’ sake and for the sake of their bottom line.
The right EHS software automates many compliance-related activities that facilitate safety and compliance:
- audits and inspections
- risk management applications for worker safety
- customized support, (e.g. for measuring leaks)
The capabilities of software for EHS professionals working in the gas and oil industry goes beyond the three important functions listed here. Customizations and applications cover everything from asset management to data protection as well as identity protection, collaboration, and governance throughout a company. Innovations in information technology have changed the scene for EHS professionals in this field, and we’ve only begun to see the impact that software can have on the lives of workers, managers, and the environment.
Fire Extinguisher Barcode System
IMEC Inspection Software is an easy to use fire extinguisher barcode system which will schedule, manage, track and report on any type of inspection, including Facility, Equipment, People etc. Use Cases include fire extinguisher barcode system, eyewash stations, emergency showers, equipment or asset inspection system or facilities inspection software. When used as a fire extinguisher barcode system Inspections are performed via the Mobile app which is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App which is part of the fire extinguisher barcode system will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists. The fire extinguisher barcode system inspections can be performed offline if no internet connection is available.
The IMEC Mobile Safety App can also be used as a Fire Door Inspection App and with the Web based flexible Forms Manager the solution can be used as a Fire Door Inspection Software Solution also. Fire Door Inspection Software is used is large facilities with large quantities of Fire Doors like Hospitals, Universities and also Cruise Ships.
Fire Life Safety Inspection Software Solution
IMEC Inspection Software can be deployed as a full Fire Life Safety Inspection Software solution that can be used to manage an organization’s full range of fire and life safety inspections. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type of inspection, use cases include Fire Doors, Fire Pumps, Eyewash Stations, Emergency Lights, Emergency Showers, Grease Traps, AED’s and many more. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type safety equipment or asset inspection. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists.
Asset Inspection Management Software
IMEC’s Asset Inspection Management Software can be used to manage any type of Asset Inspection. This Asset Inspection Management Software solution can create corrective actions as a result of asset inspection failures for inspections. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an Asset Inspection management software solution, where users using a Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
IMEC Technologies provides Safety Management Software to increase worker safety and aid compliance. IMEC’s Safety Management Software will manage inspections and audits, provides hazard identification, incident reporting, management of corrective and preventative actions from generation to closure. IMEC provides lock out tag out software solutions that will allow users to create lockout tagout procedures using an intuitive Mobile App and Manage Lockout Tagout Procedures, also the Review and Execution of those Lockout Tagout Procedures using the Mobile App. Annual Lockout Tagout Procedures audits are conducted using a Mobile App. The Mobile Inspection App allow users to perform inspections and audits, for example the system can be used as a Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections and general fire safety inspections and also to record safety observations and manage corrective actions, anywhere and anytime. The solution can be used as a fire extinguisher barcode inspection software system or life safety inspection system to aid compliance in Higher Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Organizations. Benefits from a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System include the elimination of paperwork and reducing the burden of compliance with regulations such as NFPA, The Joint Commission. The Incident Reporting App allows users to easily and quickly report incidents, hazards and near-misses, these are then sent to the appropriate people for action and are managed to closure. Web Apps provide features such as, setup, management, scheduling tools, analysis, reporting and dashboards etc with the ability to report incidents to government bodies such as OSHA and RIDDOR. HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites. For more information visit our website www.imectechnologies.com