Improving the safety and security
Simply put, our mission is to improve the safety and security of personnel working in hazardous environments. To do this we have developed a range of specialist hardware and software products for the automation of Person On Board and Person on Site (POB – offshore / POS – onshore) information at site access and muster assembly points and a further range of products for the location of personnel on-site.
Additionally, whilst the primary function of this technology is to enhance safety, it can also be used for access control and security purposes as well as in managing personnel logistics and automatically recording time and attendance on-site.
In Europe ATEX sets the minimum standards for improving health and safety for the protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.
99/92/EC ATEX 137 places the duty on the employer and requires mitigation of the detrimental effects of an explosion including emergency evacuation procedures and plans. As of 1st July 2006, ATEX 137 became fully mandatory and all hazardous areas must now conform to the directive.
The Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) put into effect requirements from two European Directives, the Chemical Agents Directive (98/24/EC) and the Explosive Atmospheres Directive (99/92/EC) also replacing a number of older regulations dealing with flammable substances safety. DSEAR compliance requires the preparation of emergency plans and procedures and they should also cover safety drills. Importantly the information in the plans and procedures should be made available to the emergency services to allow them to develop their own plans if necessary.
In the USA, NFPA 1600 additionally requires as a minimum an Incident Management System. In the event of a major incident there should be available a record of all persons on the plant at the time of the incident. This record can then be compared with the record of all persons accounted for after the incident.
Crucial minimum information therefore required in the event of an incident is reliable and accurate Person on Site (POS) or Person on Board (POB) data and Muster Station data so that any missing persons may be identified and rescued.
S3 ID’s S3 Product Range enables operators to exceed minimum safety requirements and raise global HSE. Our products are ATEX certified (in accordance with ATEX directive 94/9/EC), use patented technology and are time proven in operation with a large installed base of working systems.