A new industrial safety system by Salunda Limited is providing an improved location and protection of people working at height in the ‘red zone’ in the offshore oil and gas-drilling sector
Providing the latest in high performance real-time tracking capabilities, the Crew Hawk Fall Protect system tracks the location of people working at height on rig derricks, ensuring that their PPE harnesses are correctly secured to a fall arrest hook prior to entering the monkey board and fingerboard zones.
It provides the information used to manage people better in hazardous zones, reducing the risk of workplace accidents and ensuring that only rope access certified personnel can leave the walkways and safe areas during production times.
Crew Hawk Fall Protect features a compact, robust and safe wearable tracking device and unobtrusive harness mount that attaches easily to the chest strap to detect the presence of appropriate PPE. A hook tag is connected to confirm that the harness is secured safely to the fall arrest hook, an audio and visual alarm will sound if it is not and the operative will not be able to move to working areas at height without permission until they are safely connected.
Crew Hawk Fall Protect is ATEX and IECEx certified and operates on Salunda’s patent protected Hawk wireless network. This is designed to operate with optimum functionality in harsh and cluttered environments where there are regular changes to propagation paths - for example, equipment movements and relocation blocking transmission paths. An easy-to-use interface allows swift set-up to create a digital map of operatives’ locations in the ‘red zone’ that can be easily understood and monitored on a portable smart device. It provides enhanced working at height safety performance in critical sections during different operational activities.
Alan Finlay, CEO, Salunda, said, “Safety is always of paramount importance in offshore oil and gas operations. New Crew Hawk Fall Protect not only delivers reliable oversight of critical working at height functions on rigs, but also a highly effective digital PPE compliance checklist that people can trust and rely upon to drive the highest safety standards.”