Shell has partnered with SOL-X to trial its safety solution, SOL-X, on one of Shell’s chartered LNG tankers to further enhance crew safety management practice.
Shell has been increasing its use of technology to prevent accidents and reduce exposure to potential incidents onboard its ships. High hazard environments such as enclosed spaces, hot work areas, and mooring areas are often the cause of incidents onboard, while health related issues such as heat stress exposure, coronary stress and work rest hours are also common.
SOL-X’s turnkey solution connects the crew via a safe wearable technology (SOL-X SmartWatch) to enhance operational visibility, control work management, and improve a crew member’s situational awareness of their personal wellbeing and safety in the line of fire.
The SOL-X 4.0 platform improves human reliability, operational excellence, and safety outcomes. 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 behaviour change.
During the trial with Shell, the system was 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.
“We are excited to be collaborating with Shell in deploying preventive technology to improve human performance and evolution of 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 cost in the long run and differentiate sustainable ship operators from their peers,” said Paul Keng Teoh, vice president of growth.
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