One of the main challenges Adchem was experiencing was the lengthy and time-consuming manual induction process. Every time a contractor came to site, they had to go to reception and ask for one of the managers to meet them. The manager would then have to drop what they were doing on site to meet the person. The contractor worked their way through an induction including about 50 sheets of paper, with the manager watching over them the whole time to ensure full comprehension. Given there were only 3 or 4 managers on site who had permission to do this, they were unsurprisingly beginning to tire of the process.
The main challenge for us was lost time for guys like me on a shut down when we actually needed to be out on the plant at the coalface doing work with the contractors, instead of stuck in an office.
– David Hook, Maintenance Superintendent
The other major issue Adchem was facing was the security of everyone on site in the case of an emergency. Using the existing procedure, there were 4 locations on site where people could sign-in on a piece of paper. However, using paper was not only inconvenient, but also risky. For example, in the case of an emergency, someone would have to go to each of those site locations and get the paper, then bring it back to the meeting point. If one of those buildings was on fire, however, then there would be no way of getting the paper and accounting for those who had signed in on it earlier. Adchem disliked this process as they value the safety of people and wanted to ensure the security of those on their site.
Because our site is spread out, and there’s guys in various locations, getting them all to one point and knowing they’re here is very important to us.