Tracking people and assets can significantly contribute to the safety and health of the people accessing your plant. Especially in times of maintenance shutdowns and turnarounds, when the number of persons increases and activities involve more risks, keeping track of people and/or assets will have a positive effect on both safety and efficiency.
Tracking raises your asset efficiency: it reduces lost, stolen or misplaced assets, which results in less new purchases. And, just as important, it saves time; precious time of external hired workers who cannot continue their activities until a certain asset is in place. By tracking assets you can view inventory levels at anytime and make sure valuable equipment is there where it is supposed to be. Also in case of emergencies. This makes tracking assets both safe and efficient.
Keeping track of people empowers you to know exactly where they are and for how long, which ensures workplace safety, security, and accountability. Just imagine the value of this information when combined with for example gas detection values and how this can eliminate prolonged exposure to predefined gasses.
The VISICS tracking solution is based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags. It consists of a tag, carried by a person or asset, that exchanges data with a RFID reader through radio frequency waves. Special software collects the data for users to quickly and easily locate assets and people. Status and condition data of assets can be viewed in real-time, with a customized user interface to only see relevant information. This enables you to optimize the asset workflow and is an efficient use of resources.