Enterprises today are seeking to adopt modern digital tools to gain visibility into their operations, improve equipment throughput, and enhance worker productivity – all while protecting workers and ensuring their safety and well-being. Modern technologies like AI and IoT are widespread in the space, however, not many organizations are leveraging these technologies yet to drive efficiency, productivity, and safety.
As EHS functions continue to become digital, it is time organizations embraced connected workplace solutions to improve efficiency and reduce workplace risk.
What is causing the current workplace revolution?
COVID-19 highlighted the need for modern digital solutions that enable business resilience, ensure continuity, and safeguard worker health during uncertain times. The pandemic forced almost every organization to adopt a remote work model. This not only allowed operations to be uninterrupted; it also helped businesses safeguard the health of their employees.
Remote work is becoming more common and many organizations are planning to continue using this model – even after the pandemic. Some are also looking at the hybrid workplace model to allow employees to work from their homes as well as from the office – depending on the role and business needs. In the end, the goal of every organization in the post-pandemic era is clear – to drive efficiency and productivity while keeping employees safe.
How do connected worker solutions help?
Connected worker technologies help organizations support widespread health and safety initiatives for their workforce. Through cross-functional collaboration between safety and operations, they open new paths for integrated risk management.
Connected worker solutions and features driving workplace revolution:
- Real-time visibility: Connected worker solutions give real-time visibility into processes and give new visualization methods such as live-view maps. Data is gathered from different sources including wearables, 3rd party devices, as well as external information systems. By digitizing and augmenting operator workflows and integrating machines, sensors, and operators, connected solutions can collect and monitor valuable data across enterprises, allowing them to eliminate bottlenecks and increase efficiency.
- Business agility and flexibility: Connected solutions offer businesses a powerful means of embedding agility and flexibility into operations, empowering workers to perform tasks with increased speed and precision. Providing easy access to all the data, support, and information workers need to do their job, these solutions help them quickly address complex tasks and respond to changes.
- Built-in analytics: Modern worker solutions also come with built-in, actionable data analytics and reporting capabilities – that don’t require coding or configurating infrastructure. By aggregating, managing, and analyzing real-time audio, video, biometric, sensor, and equipment data, connected solutions help unearth critical safety and process insights paving the way for quicker and safer workplace decisions. They offer pre-built KPI dashboards, drill-down analytics, and downloadable reports that can be customized to meet safety and productivity requirements.
- Integration capabilities: These solutions provide advanced integration, connectivity, and management capabilities. Bi-directional data telemetry and control to and from connected devices enable the real-time processing of data stored in different systems. This integrability allows for timely event/condition detection and provides notifications and alerts to concerned authorities.
Guardhat at the Verdantix Summit
Guardhat is happy to announce its participation in the Verdantix Summit to showcase Connected Worker Solutions. The theme for this event is “Next & Best Practices: Connected Workers for Safe Operations and is scheduled for May 12, 2021, it aims to focus on the new urgency that has been created for organizations to implement connected worker solutions – due to the ongoing pandemic.
Business leaders will receive practical advice and information on best practices and insights for connected worker safety. Practitioners and thought leaders from EHS, operations executives, technology experts, and Verdantix analysts will provide a wealth of information on how to drive value from digital technology such as industrial wearables, mobile apps, and software solutions to enhance your connected worker strategies.
We invite you to participate in this session to learn about the most impactful connected worker technology use cases, how the connected worker market will evolve over the next few years, and how best to develop digital strategies to jumpstart your connected worker technology project and build a connected worker ecosystem.
Guardhat is pioneering end-to-end connected worker safety solutions for industrial workers. The company offers cutting-edge, wearable technology; a proprietary connected worker platform – unrivaled in its ability to ingest, manage and analyze unstructured data; easy to deploy monitoring and reporting software; and a growing ecosystem of partner integrations. With Guardhat, companies can monitor worker location, health, and work environment to speed reaction time and help proactively solve safety challenges. Guardhat is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and operates globally. The company holds 15 patents in real-time location systems, wearable solution design, and connected worker software. For more information, visit: www.guardhat.com or contact us.