The connected worker is connected to data and assets, turning the smartphone into a worker safety device and the operational dashboard into a powerful operations platform. Using dynamic forms to keep workers attentive and focused, along with gamified daily tasks to promote safe behaviors, the basics of daily operations are handled iteratively and intelligently. To add to this, the system is designed to use audio and video communications from across the facility so that safety officers, engineers and team leaders can see what the field workers can see, and they can proactively handle any emergencies. Connected workers can also report hazards or potential risks which immediately minimizes risk and improves operational capabilities.
Using a connected worker platform built on AI and ML, organizations can:
- Implement 24/7 alerts for field workers to ensure ongoing safety
- Automatically stop work if a conflict arises
- Maintain worker alert levels and awareness of changing conditions through continuous updates and communications
- Actively promote safe behaviors
- Improve reporting and analytics through gamification and recognition
- Implement voice and video communications across multiple facilities to improve insights, risk management and worker engagement
- Implement ongoing training and worker development
The connected worker platform has the potential to revolutionize occupational safety while allowing for organizations to leverage data to improve operations and translate insights into value through competitive advantage, increased profits and transformed processes. It is a catalyst in driving Industry 4.0 and an essential cog in driving digital innovation throughout the sector.
“The connected worker solutions market is growing at a strong pace,” continued Fuller. “In order to take advantage of the opportunities and grow market share, solution providers must form partnerships with firms across the connected worker ecosystem, take advantage of advancements in technologies such as AI, clarify capital expenditure and operating costs alongside benefits in pricing structures, make iterative improvements to product design via continual investment and develop utility for niche use cases.” – Hugo Fuller, Verdantix Analyst
“Data innovation is the initial fuel for digital transformation. It refers to the collection and analysis of data for the purpose of deriving insights which otherwise would have gone unnoticed. Data innovation then uses analytical processes and technology to drive insight, such as Artificial Intelligence and IoT. What enables this journey are cloud, connectivity and security.” – Accenture. Data Transformation.
Dynamic Risk: The Value of Time
“The dynamic management of risk is about decision making. It’s the continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risk, taking action to eliminate or reduce risk, monitoring and reviewing, in the rapidly changing circumstances of an operational incident. It’s also a powerful tool in ensuring operational safety, process excellence, worker engagement, productivity and so much more.” – Dr. Haim Srur, CEO of GOARC.
Dynamic risk management is a whole new world for heavy industries. It grabs hold of the potential of operational and digital excellence and wraps these concepts around the intelligence of AI and insights to create a platform that uses AI-driven predictive and prescriptive analytics with real-time data collection to achieve dynamic safety routines.
In our next blog we will discuss the key benefits of dynamic risk management.