Tracking and Surveillance on Maritime Projects
Within the maritime sector there are many different elements to be aware of at any given time. Whether the project involves offshore wind farms, the transportation of goods, equipment and personnel by sea, or the management of vessels and other offshore assets, it is vital that you can track and have clear and accurate surveillance in order to manage a project accordingly. A project manager for an offshore asset or vessel will need to be able to keep a wide range of plates spinning at any given time, including ensuring there is a safe and efficient environment for all people to work within, including visiting contractors on short-term tasks and projects.
With maritime tracking and surveillance software you can ensure that all information that is available at your management hub is accurate, relevant, and the very latest data. With this level of information you can have a clear picture of the project as a whole, whilst also keeping a keen eye on the little details and each individual contractor, asset and vessel. Learning how to effectively manage all moving parts in order to keep the larger project moving forward effectively can be massively improved upon with the assistance of software that provides accurate tracking and surveillance.
Tracking software can use a range of options, including GPS, radar and AIS, with your choice dependent on the type of maritime project you are working on and the different specific requirements of that project. It can be used to track vessels, to track vehicles, goods, personnel and assets. When it comes to tracking personnel on an offshore project there is a need to look after the health and safety of all people working on a project. This includes all long-term employees, short-term contractors, maintenance staff, suppliers and short-term visitors. If there is an emergency situation, the manager of a project must be able to quickly and accurately identify every person within range of the project site, identify the location of each person, understand who his or her next of kin is, the level of training and certification included within the permit to work and the training and induction.
Information is always key to any project, but even more so with maritime projects where the health and safety standards are required to be much more stringent due to the nature of the work and the inherent risks and hazards present at all times. Your system should also include historical logs in order for you to analyse and investigate should an incident occur. The more information the better a job can be produced in the first place, and the greater the level of scrutiny and improvement can be made if an accident take place.
With clear and efficient maritime tracking and surveillance software, a project manager can have access to accurate data that is live, as well as historical incidents. With that information projects can be completed on time, within budget, whilst meeting strict health and safety regulations. It is a vital aspect of maritime project management that should never be overlooked, as to understand where key personnel are located at any given time gives you the advantage of being prepared for all eventualities.