(71c) Safety Digitalization | AIChE

(71c) Safety Digitalization


Digital transformation is expected to change how we live, work and communicate. The term is used to describe the current automation trend and data exchange. It typically describes the integration of several existing and developing technologies including mobility, wearables, Internet of Things (IoTs), and Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. Safety, like many other fields, stands to benefit greatly from this transformation. Ease of access to information, increased input of meaningful data, and proactive and predictive safety are but a few examples of these benefits. The presentation would provide samples of the successful safety digitalization efforts within Aramco including mobility, predictive safety analytics and Virtual Reality Safety Training. Aramco’s SafeLife, a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for safety applications, is a digital platform that enables Aramco organizations and contractors to manage their safety while providing oversight, monitoring, and analytical capabilities. SafeLife encompasses a wide spectrum of digitalized safety processes and applications. These include incident reporting, inspection management, dashboards and reports, Risk Management, Competency and Training, and Leadership Engagement. In the field of training, Aramco is overhauling its corporate training to introduce active learning curriculums through various AR/VR applications. Safety training, is one of the areas where major improvements have been achieved. One of the challenges that always face safety training, is the difficulty in conducting hands on training. More often than not, it is unsafe or even dangerous to expose trainees to real working environments for the purposes of training. Hence why bringing the environment in the form of Immersive Virtual Reality enables us to overcome this challenge. IVR has been proven to enhance understanding, improve knowledge retention, and provides realistic scenarios tailored towards the audience.