BAE Systems Australia utilises SageSURPASS when undertaking major upgrades and maintenance on the ANZAC vessels at its site in Henderson, Western Australia.
According to Maintenance Systems Manager at BAE Systems, Ross Crawford, the SageSURPASS integrated electronic safe work system - which incorporates permit to work, risk assessment, and isolation management - has provided significant efficiency gains for the company
“From developing isolation plans, through to the physical issue of certificates and tags, SageSURPASS has met all our requirements. It has reduced our staff-hours and costs, increased on-site safety, and ensured greater compliance” ~ Ross Crawford, Maintenance Systems Manager
“The high demand for providing ‘lock out’ and ‘tag out’ (LOTO) isolations, and managing these in a paper based system, presented an unacceptable risk to BAE Systems, our client, contractors and labour force.”
SageSURPASS is an integrated safe work system that replaces paper processes and allows businesses to control their sites and shutdowns safely and efficiently.
It helps standardise hazard identification and risk assessment procedures across a workforce and incorporates planning, risk assessment, hazard conflict warning, isolation management and permitry.
“The transition to SageSURPASS reduced the risk associated with managing a high demand paper based system, and also provided additional benefits in the ability to search isolation points by contractor/user, compartment or system, and status,” Ross said.
“SageSURPASS is now fully embedded into our operations and we are looking to expand its capability into permit control for confined spaces, hot works and other high risk activities. “Furthermore, as we enter our next major program we are exploring mobile options to improve efficiency.”