Shell International Trading and Shipping Co is partnering with SOL-X to evaluate SOL-X on one of its chartered LNG tankers to further enhance crew safety management practice
As part of its ongoing focus on health and safety, Shell has increased its use of technology to prevent accidents and reduce people’s exposure to potential incidents.
Common industry high-risk incidents relating to working in and around high hazard environments such as enclosed spaces, hot work areas, mooring areas and health-related issues such as heat stress exposure, coronary stress and work rest hours are some of the areas SOL-X is addressing in a holistic approach to crew safety and wellbeing.
SOL-X was developed as a turnkey solution which connects the crew via the wearable technology SOL-X SmartWatch, which enhances operational visibility, control of work management and improves overall crew situational awareness of their personal wellbeing and safety on board the ship.
A leading industrial internet of things safety management technology company, Singapore-based SOL-X said, “SOL-X is a game-changing safety 4.0 platform that improves human reliability, operational excellence and safety outcomes. Our solution SOL-X Control of Work helps customers automate workflows, improve productivity and operational excellence. It also provides assurance of safety and compliance by promoting positive crew behavior change. During the trial, the system was enthusiastically adopted by the ship’s staff who were able to tailor the functionality to meet their specific needs. Some of its highlighted features include virtual barrier management and the ability to account for crew faster before the release of CO2 and during emergency drill mustering.”
SOL-X vice president of growth Paul Keng Teoh added, “We are excited to be collaborating with Shell in deploying preventive technology to improve human performance and evolve the shipboard safety culture. At SOL-X, we understand that safety is the top priority for any ship operator and focusing on the human factors will reduce crew risk exposure and improve crew productivity. Ultimately, it will save operational costs in the long run and differentiate sustainable ship operators from their peers.”
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