Making safety critical processes fail-proof
Shutdowns and maintenance being carried out are essential to keeping sites operating safely, but there's no denying that it can be a hectic time for those involved. It can be difficult to make sure that people are executing procedures correctly. That’s a big concern in safety-critical industries, where a small oversight can lead to a major accident. In fact, almost 50% of work-related accidents in manufacturing plants occur during plant maintenance outages.
IS THERE A SOLUTION?
Yes, Process Control Tags. The reason being, they’re quick to implement into your existing processes, and you can have the peace-of-mind that your team is carrying out their tasks correctly.
WHAT MAKES PROCESS CONTROL TAGS SO EFFECTIVE?
The main reason for their effectiveness is in their multi-part design. Having the tear-off sections means that each part must be physically removed before moving onto the next section, so there’s no chance of any stage being skipped. The torn-off section can then be returned to the supervisor, who can physically keep tabs on the process by filing the sections. By storing all the sections in our specially designed binders, you have a reliable record of the process for future reference. Each tear-off shows clearly who was responsible for what section, so you can quickly trace the action back to the individual.
CAN I INTEGRATE THEM WITH EXISTING SOFTWARE?
Many clients choose to include variable QR codes or barcodes to integrate their Tags into existing software. This gives them live tracking of every process centrally, which means everyone can see what stage the process is at, eliminating confusion and time-wasting.
MY WORKING ENVIRONMENT is TOUGH. WILL MY TAG SURVIVE?
This is where our Tags really stand out. They are manufactured from our unique Prism® polypropylene material, which is both UV and freeze resistant, so you can be confident they’ll withstand the harshest of environments for the duration of it's life. Originally developed to stand up to the unforgiving conditions offshore in the North Sea, there’s countless testimonies to the durability of our tags.
So far so good. Much more robust than anything I have used before!
CAN I DESIGN MY OWN PROCESS CONTROL TAG?
Absolutely! Try designing your own tag on our online Tag Builder. If you're designing for flange management, check out our article 5 things to consider when selecting your flange tag. Or just get in touch explaining your requirements. Our Tag designers can then suggest options from our Tag Library, which has thousands of best-practice Tags for every process.
We’re proud to say our Tags are fully recyclable, which is a big tick for your company’s eco-credentials. Get in touch to find out more on our TAGAWAY® recycling program, and how you can be sure your tags are getting properly recycled.
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