In our book, there can be no finer accolade than the endorsement of a delighted Customer, particularly when they are relaxed about openly sharing the kinds of workplace, workforce, safety and contractor management issues which prompted them to consider the automation of their work processes in the first place.
So, we’ve gathered together a series of Case Studies covering a variety of sectors, which we think provide an indicative view of the kinds of workplace challenges facing businesses around the world.
These real, evidence-based summaries, draw upon Customer experiences pre and post deployment of P2W, which clearly demonstrate GEMsoft7’s meticulous approach to work process diagnostics and why P2W is, increasingly, the prescription for companies and organisations with reasons to question their regulatory or legislator compliance.
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GEMsoft7 developed P2W as a framework on which Work Authorisation, Permit to Work or ISSOW (Permit, Isolation and Risk Management) processes can be run. The framework is scalable from the smallest to the very largest of workloads e.g. from Drilling platforms to offshore or onshore production environments. And, because the site license for P2W is capable of accommodating multiple, smaller sites, it is a very cost effective solution for Drilling operators and others with similar worksite and workload characteristics.
P2W is also highly configurable and is able to embrace changes emanating from Lean 360o initiatives or other business influences, ensuring it continues to evolve at a rate consistent with the changing demands of your company’s development.
To appreciate how dynamic P2W is, take a look here.
P2W brings full automation of all Work Authorisation, Control of Contractors, and Permit to Work processes to NHS Trusts, providing them with the security of knowing what Contractors are on their sites at any one time, doing what and where.
Such is the improvement in management efficiency that Trust executives are able to reinvest saved time in other priority business areas, safe in the knowledge that they remain in full control. And, their diligence in managing all work related processes are a now a matter of auditable record. You might call this Corporate Confidence?
This Case Study demonstrates how P2W can be the catalyst in the Customer / Contractor relationship by enabling them to share equally, the same high quality of data necessary to inform their respective work planning processes and the management of the resulting tasks including: scoping work, undertaking risk assessments, authorising, issuing permits, controlling live work, and agreeing close-off.
As a result of the increased visibility and control provided by P2W, not only have work approval times been drastically cut, but the Client has had the confidence to extend the scope of works managed by the Supplier to their mutual economic benefit.
With contracted workloads increasing and different work authorisation mechanisms and processes (many of them paper based and manually administered) being applied to manage them, this UK Bank turned its attention towards its need for greater control of its Contractors and the visibility of their works across its Business Critical Units.
Until the arrival of P2W, completion of work, whether satisfactorily undertaken or otherwise, was more often signalled by an invoice than a work closure notification or change update. This was the trigger for change!
A change of ownership at Gatwick Airport brought increased capital investment in this asset and with it, a renewed focus on the management of Contractors carrying out development works. It subsequently emerged that no, clear, overall picture existed of the work being performed by Contractors, due in no small part to the multiplicity of work process mechanisms being used to manage them.
This lack of clarity in how work was approved, together with inconsistencies in the application of Gatwick’s Safe System of Work processes, fuelled further concerns about Gatwick’s increased exposure to risk and unnecessary costs.
The solution was found in P2W which was already successfully deployed at Gatwick, managing the Airport’s permit systems. By simply extending the P2W’s role to include Work Authorisation, its flexible framework was able to provide the desired levels of visibility, order and consistency desired at the Airport and considered invaluable to the work approval process and the complete Control of Contractors.
P2W also provides an indelible record of the Airport’s devotion to regulatory and legislative compliance and is pivotal in the delivery of its SiteSmart programme, part of the Airport’s wider corporate responsibility policy.