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3D Hazard Mapping

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Making QHS&E your focus in your facility/workshop

Many industrial settings are high risk environments where the health and safety of employees and site visitors is important. Hazards including temperature, corrosive materials, moving machinery and heavy objects are abundant, and it is the responsibility of site management to ensure not only all those on site are safe but also those in the immediate surroundings.

The challenge is that these sites can be large and complex, with networks of cables, pipes, tunnels, storage vessels and other structures that have been extended and adapted over time to meet production. The “As Built” plans rarely meet the “As Is” of today.

This presents plant managers with a problem: how can you keep track of a structure and ensure the safety of those moving through it? The answer is a 3D scanned model, a cost effective, accurate and efficient method of ensuring your safety standards, processes and quality is managed optimally.

3D reality capture involves the creation of an accurate and complete 3D digital environment that replicates the plant or site as it is today, which in most cases, is not as was built. Combining laser scanning with photographic imagery, users can create a complete 3D representation of their site, with measurement accurate to the millimeter and 360° HDR imagery ready to be navigated and explored in every detail. For a 1000sqm warehouse, the initial 3D scanning and photogrammetry would take approximately 4 hours, subject to the complexity of the housed equipment and working environment. It will not typically affect the work process so there is little or no production down time.

DPS 3D Hazard Mapping Services have the power to transform how you view and manage Hazard identification, QHSE and maintenance requirements within any plant or facility through the use of a fully coupled 3D model built from a freshly scanned point cloud, rendered and linked to your EAM and safety data bases.

We work closely with Local QHSE and Maintenance personnel after the initial scanning and the 3D rendering has been completed. The objective is to accurately identify hazard ratings in accordance with client risk matrices and map accordingly to the 3D model of the facility.

At this stage, this may sound very similar to what many companies have in place to cover their facilities displayed on QHSE boards within working areas.

Digital 3D Hazard mapping offers unparalleled levels of functionality over traditional Hazard mapping. It is not only offers an extremely accurate 3D Hazard map of your facility but also allows the end user the ability to connect and utilize valuable QHSE and maintenance data.

All available on an easy to use 3D map that gives you the ability to visualize risk at the facility and identify your QHSE and Maintenance refinements in real time when used in conjunction with smart sensors and equipment history.

DPS 3D mapping has the ability in limitless configurations. These are examples of functions within the 3D Hazard model.

  • Access the complete global portfolio of facilities from a single desktop anywhere in the world

  • Augmented reality plant walk through with ability to conduct QHSE audits.

  • Maintenance registers for plant and equipment linked to the 3D Model allowing easy access to TRA,s work instructions, equipment history and Inspections.

  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) linked to chemical storage and usage areas.

  • Smart sensors recording Air Pollution and waste measurements alert within the 3D model when limits are exceeded.

  • Smart tracking of personnel in Hazardous areas and permit to work areas.

  • Track Safety Observation/Stop work to authority cards to work areas enabling trend analysis.

  • Track Human and trend behaviors.

The 3D Hazard mapping approach also allows the ability to move pieces of equipment within the 3D model to explore LEAN performance improvements and carry out risk assessments prior to job execution.

By utilising the power of DPS 3D Digital Hazard Mapping services, it gives QHSE and Facility Managers an extremely powerful tool enabling visualisation and management of risk within the facility at any time. It also provides them the ability to take a LEAN approach to manage QHSE and Plant maintenance which in turn improves QHSE culture, personnel utilization and eliminates Non Productive Time

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