Many organisations in the energy sector have their safety critical data held across multiple disparate systems, from ERP through to spreadsheets. This information, which you rely on to make decisions, can easily become clouded, unreliable or at worst untrusted. Dueling spreadsheets can create a face-off, where there are two or more versions of a spreadsheet with inconsistent data. When there are multiple users of a spreadsheet this leads inevitably to version control issues and loss of data quality.
Spreadsheets have a tendency to evolve over time, and become more complicated, making it increasingly difficult for users to maintain them. Perhaps more worryingly is the lack of quality control that spreadsheets seem to evade as they evolve inside an organisation. Formula inaccuracies can, and do, go unnoticed for long periods of time.
We work in an environment where the management of change (MOC) is a recognised best-practice, ensuring that when changes to a piece of kit or an asset are proposed, the proposed change is subject to due diligence. Yet I find it alarming that many organisations with operated assets are still running their businesses and making big decisions off spreadsheets.
Spreadsheets are quite simply not the right tool for the job, especially when it comes to being able to analyse large volumes of data associated with cumulative risk. This unassuming enemy represents one of the most significant modern day risks to personnel safety, process safety and asset integrity in any hazardous environment. Martin Slowey, Energy Director
Removing the spreadsheet risk from your safety critical data
Clarity PSM automatically collects safety critical data from your existing systems, at all levels, and presents the data, according to your business rules, in a clear, unified and consistent view (bow tie model).
Drive standardisation in your safety critical data
- Actionable intelligence that you need to respond to Major Accident Hazards
- Quickly and easily Identify cumulative risk and major accident hazards (MAH)
- Enhanced enterprise-level visibility and line of sight to your safety critical elements
- Reduce unplanned production downtime
- Early identification of potential asset integrity issues
- Improved operational efficiency by helping you allocate resource to the right problem
- Help maintain a safe working environment
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We are hosting a Webinar entitled “Identifying Cumulative Risk in Hazardous Environments”. The Webinar will provide some valuable insights into how our oil and gas clients are using our product to identify cumulative risk and mitigate against major accident hazards.