Health, safety and environment have always been important to the industry but recent events have brought them to the fore. Accidents such as Buncefield, Texas City and the Gulf of Mexico spill are examples of how poor shift handover and lack of communication of operational information in particular can be a contributing factor to major incidents.
The handover process can encompass a wide range of information including the logs of past events, the current plant status, and issues for future shifts. This is true for shift handovers that occur on a daily basis and for trip handovers that may occur weekly, monthly or at longer intervals.
Opralog has a number of functions specifically designed to facilitate the handover process but one of the most important aspects of the solution is the ability for each area to configure its own logbook and handover structures. This is a user centered solution that achieves buy-in from the user base and subsequently leads to higher quality handover. This is much more desirable than imposing a rigid system on operators that does not meet their own individual or departmental requirements.
Opralog will ensure handovers are structured and consistent and the important information does not get missed.