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Digital and User-centered Safety for the Process Industry

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration October 2018 - April 2019
Status Completed
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA

Purpose and goal

We work to develop the digital industrial environment. The goal is to clarify needs and potential, with focus on single work and people with language barriers. Despite a positive safety development for many years and despite the fact that people receive information and facts about safety procedures and rules, accidents with serious consequences occur. The preliminary study has created a basis for a larger exploration with a particular focus on language barriers and how it creates risks for truck drivers in connection with loading and unloading.

Expected effects and result

In research issues uncovered during this prestudy, we focus on the welcoming procedures, which are crucial for the safety behavior within the site. Today, the welcoming procedures are dependent on the individual´s competence to communicate, which means an uncertainty factor about this person´s presence and status. In the research proposal "From Gate to Gate, we want look at safety from three perspectives: designing and testing new solutions, expanded mapping of the situation and the role of the transporters.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been implemented with a focus on the users and identifying which actors should collaborate to ensure that research in safety and digitization can be carried out with the greatest effect. We have performed design observations and interviews, workshops, trend analyzes and concept generation. Stakeholders´ needs and interest in the process industry to solve language barriers among carriers has been investigated. Mapping commercial products and research prototypes has shown technical possibilities for further prototype development in safety and language barriers.

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Last updated 15 September 2018

Reference number 2018-02766

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