Research shows that for a severe accident on an industrial site, the survival rate ofinjured staff decreases by 10% for every 15-minute loss in response time (source:The Lancet, 2017). This is one of the many reasons why leading operationsmanagers worldwide look to increase site awareness and improve incident responsetimes. The first step in an effective response is getting notified that an anomalyoccurred.
Automating critical alerts
An alert is a notification of an anomaly that has occurred. It grabs your attention and triggers a reaction. The faster you can act upon the issue, the higher the chance of success. Incorporating a real-time automated alert system allows youto receive critical information most efficiently and significantly improves response time. With the right technology solution in place, you can create aprocess for identifying, responding and even preventing severe escalations.
Increasingly complex operations also require a more sophisticated awareness of anomalies. Combining accurate positioning and integrating IoT sensors can prevent accidents and injury in dangerous workplaces. In addition, sensors can protect worker healthby tracking exposure to harmful environments.
Benefits of alert management
Next to the increase in response time and efficiency during an emergency, the following benefits linked to an alert management solution are mentioned consistently:
- Boost workforce morale because they feel supported and protected
- Decrease the company’s exposure to liability risks
- Improve insights for future structural improvements on site
Now is the time to look at advanced alert management as part of ongoing digitaltransformation projects.