In part 01 of the connected worker series, we unpacked how critical it has become for companies to implement solutions that drive multi-faceted operational excellence, allowing them to maximize productivity and efficiency while prioritizing talent retention, engagement, and skills development. In part 02, we examine how much further the connected worker platform can take the organization and its people in terms of the value delivered and the capabilities harnessed. It is an ecosystem that’s defined by connectivity, communication, and intelligent functionality. It harnesses the potential of workers and systems provide real-time visibility and continuous data integration to transform actions, improve productivity and prevent risks.
Welcome to the future of risk prevention
The connected worker platform provides your business with tools and insights that transform how you approach risk mitigation across your facilities. It does so across the following key touchpoints:
- Wearables and monitoring devices. These are interconnected and allow the organization to leverage extensive data integration capabilities from multiple data sources to transform real-time management and worker visibility. If integration across wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is done cohesively, your teams can actively improve environment, health and safety (EHS), operations, and emergency responsiveness.
Robust worker tracking and real-time alerts can fundamentally transform risk mitigation and injury prevention, especially if the system can incorporate data feeds from multiple sources, such as cameras, wearables, devices, and systems, to provide real-time visibility into events and situations.
- A full digital view. Using all the tools and touchpoints included within your connected worker platform, the command center provides a full digital view of all your facility activities, allowing for personalized, dynamic routines to increase operator effectiveness. This gives your connected workers one single source of truth which is invaluable when it comes to managing high-risk environments and avoiding risky situations.
When you have access to real-time information about your facility conditions and push notifications, you can ensure that your workers receive relevant real-time instructions enabling fast data-driven decisions that align with changing working conditions and expectations. In addition, you can use all the data provided by disparate systems, data, devices, and touchpoints to gain a complete picture of the conditions in your workplace.
- Asset management. Leverage the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to gain a clear view of operations and form even more accurate risk assessments. Using the connected worker platform alongside AI analytics, AI-driven anomaly detection, and process automation, you gain a real-time, 24/7 view of your asset’s operational status.
You can use these insights to improve turnaround scheduling, maintenance and planning, and better coordinate worker orders and productivity. A truly interconnected asset management solution ensures that assets are always closely managed and effectively maintained, reducing the risks associated with unexpected breakdowns or delays and improving overall productivity and processes.
- Emergency preparedness. Integrating data from all internal and external sources, sensors, and systems means that you gain a single source of insight for all teams. This will expose potential issues and refine emergency preparedness and training. Using real-time information, communication, and access to critical data for effective planning, training and implementation of emergency procedures, you can ensure that your workers have the tools they need to manage hazardous materials and environments, as well as gain a rich understanding of appropriate emergency response practices.
The key word here is integration – integration with all data sources to ensure that valuable data is always at the connected worker’s fingertips, allowing for actionable data-driven decisions at the right time. This then informs training, drill modes, predictive analytics, and so much more.
A truly comprehensive connected worker solution
There are several words that capture the essence of the connected worker platform: optimize, dynamic, intelligent, safe and productive.
This is because a well-designed connected worker platform optimizes processes and introduces dynamic risk management for workers and assets. It translates into real value across emergency preparedness, safety, hazard management, incident management, audits, permit to work, shift management, and real-time insights and communications. It provides organizations with the tools they need to ensure that the right people are dispatched at the right time thanks to a reliable flow of information and notification across the internal chain of command.
The connected worker, with its real-time insights and visibility, enhances productivity with putting real-time information at everyone’s fingertips at the right time.
The GOARC Difference
GOARC’s Connected Worker platform seamlessly integrates with the GOARC Safety 4.0 system and within your existing environment to provide you with a comprehensive digital view of your facilities, personnel, operations, and assets. With GOARC’s solution, you gain access to a centralized platform with a uniform desktop and mobile interface designed for ease of use and accessibility to increase operator effectiveness and provide connected workers with a single source of truth.
It also offers smooth communications across your facilities so everyone can see the same data and has the right instructions within dynamic work environments. It allows workers to proactively report hazards in real-time so that issues are instantly dealt with, safely and with minimum risk. GOARC’s Connected Worker solution enables real-time interaction alongside AI-driven predictive and prescriptive analytics. Facilitating optimized decision-making, identifies risks and implements corrective and preventive action for enhanced safety and improved performance across the organization. The GOARC Connected Worker platform is a truly transformative tool that, according to Verdantix, is one of the leaders in the market today.
Not convinced? Read part 01 here to discover the essentials that define the connected worker in the modern organization.