Safety Technology Zone

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Case study and demo: Predictive analytics & risk – using data
10:45 - 11:15
Head of Safety and Insurance

Sainsbury's has been working with Alcumus Info Exchange over a number of years to take the business and safety data available and feed this into a "Risk Map" for all of our 2000+ stores. The aim is to try to predict where issues are likely to occur before they do. We have also piloted this as part of a National Inspection strategy Approach with the Food standards Agency. I will explain how we approached this and what we have seen so far and how we see this developing further.

How voice first technology can drive EHS incident reporting: Product demo and educational talk
12:40 - 13:10
Product Development Director

It’s no coincidence that conversational interfaces will help drive incident reporting in the future as we’ve been using this technology every day in our lives without even thinking about it!But how can voice first technology advance incident reporting? Working in collaboration with IBM and kiosk manufacturer Odema, Airsweb are binding new technologies to extend EHS best practice in diverse hazardous locations using voice first application.IBM’s Watson and Google’s Voice Recognition enables a voice first kiosk to be the central source and access point for EHS best practice incident reporting and hazard identification. The ease which on-site workers and contractors can verbally report an incident will certainly help drive a more positive safety culture and identify risk patterns on site. Conversely, it can also deliver real time safety reports with a simple verbal commands.

VR: Experiencing real risks without harm
13:20 - 13:50
Head of Digital Learning
British Safety Council

Last year, the British Safety Council built a virtual environment to help learners experience real risk assessment. In this session, James will lead you through the British Safety Council’s journey until now and share plans for future projects. He will cover:

•           The zero-harm environment

•           20 learners in VR at the same time

•           How online learners get involved

•           Learner feedback

•           The overall impact on teaching and learning

VR innovation hour
14:00 - 15:00
Managing Director
Business VR Consultant
The Parallel
Immersive Factory
Immersive Factory

3 innovators with 20 minutes each to show the audience what is possible with VR in health and safety.

14.00 – 14.20
Demo 1: Using Immersive technology and virtual reality to reduce risk and improve training

The Luminous Group Ltd are working with leading global companies to develop innovative new solutions that use the latest immersive technologies to provide enhanced health and safety training. The presentation will introduce virtual, augmented and mixed reality and outline the opportunities available. Ben will demonstrate real-world examples, applications and quantifiable ROI.

  • Engage employees with hands-on learning
  • Improve training Effectiveness
  • Generate data to improve the process

Immersive technologies are transforming the way businesses manage to train and operate, get an insight into how you can start benefiting from this exciting new technology now.

14.20 – 14.40
Demo 2: How Virtual Reality for Health & Safety is more than WoW factor 

  • What is VR and how is it applied in HSE
  • What are the biggest Myths of VR in B2B sectors
  • How Data from VR can transform HSE standards
  • How that data can be implemented without fuss 

14.40 – 15.00
Demo 3: Hazard spotting and working at height – 2 VR-based training modules

See demos of 2 VR-based training modules. The first takes the user to a virtual warehouse where they will have to spot hazards which appear at random. The second takes the user to a virtual nacelle where they have to change a lightbulb at height.

As well as seeing the two demos in action, visitors will get an overview of Immersive Factory, a company which offers HSE training modules in virtual reality and provides a catalogue of HSE training. All VR exercises are based on real-life HSE issues and they are developed in partnership with large industrial groups in France such as Veolia, Air Liquide, Suez (also in Poland and Morocco), EDF, Saint-Gobain, SEB, Colas (also in Indonesia), Engie, Volvo and many more.

How technology is supporting improvements in health and safety performance
15:10 - 15:40
Safety & Assurance Performance Manager
HS2 Ltd
Head of Solutions Architects
SHE Software

Sarah Sargent, Safety & Assurance Performance Manager for the new high-speed rail network, known as High Speed 2 (HS2), will discuss how HS2 is using technology to take an innovative approach to how they manage health and safety across the UK’s largest infrastructure project.

Health and safety is one of HS2’s core business values. Joined by SHE Software’s Julian Taylor, Sarah will discuss how HS2 is making proactive interventions across their workforce, translating data in to actionable insights through the use of business intelligence tools.

The presentation will focus on three fundamental elements: engagement, communication and strong leadership, and how innovative technologies can make a significant contribution in supporting these to drive improvements in safety performance

How Virtual Reality can help you spread a strong safety culture within your organisation
15:45 - 16:05
Improving workplace safety with computer vision
16:10 - 16:40
Head of Delivery

The health & safety sector is ripe for disruption using innovative technologies like computer vision. This session covers what computer vision can do to help businesses enhance their health and safety operations whilst considering privacy and data concerns around visual-based monitoring.

Reasons to attend

To gain insight into the capabilities and existing uses of real-time video analysis in the workplace.

In this session we will talk through how today’s technology can be used for:

  • Injury prevention
  • Reducing accident frequency rates (AFR)
  • Lower liability exposure
  • Compliance, automated reporting and removing the barriers
  • Access control and continuous monitoring of PPE

We will also address your privacy and data concerns around visual based monitoring.