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Reference Number NIA_NGN_190
Title Health and Safety Monitor
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 December 2016
End Date 01 February 2017
Duration 8 months
Total Grant Value £193,333
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_190
Objectives The physical design of ActivePPE must allow the device to be flexibly mounted elsewhere on the PPE. Positional referenceability is critical in making the sensor work effectively for consistent measurement. Data logging of the new requirements, communication, gathering, analysis and display of data will also be developed as part of the project. Success criteria for the project are to;A documented record, evaluating current Health and Safety requirements/reporting for operatives in a site environmentIdentification of sensors, systems and processes to allow the integration into Gas Network activities/ Health and Safety reporting requirementsConsideration of criteria, in the form of a specification, for the development of the product and operational practices. Delivery of instructions on operation for the use of developed equipment. Manufacture, deliver, trial and report on 20 Alpha prototype units. Required HSE compliant data generated, captured, stored and reported from the developed system. A comparison of current methods or data captured and that gathered using the developed product. Product passes alpha trialsTest schedule will be agreed at kick off meeting and stage gate Return on investment is confirmed for future implementationComparison of current methods of gathering operative data to developed system and future savings that could be realised from reduction in operator injuryReporting to Network Licensee at Stage Gate 1, and 2 in the form of technical reports, including research, development, testing and trials. Dissemination of learning from project to facilitate further development/capabilities if required
Abstract There are no current systems for monitoring and recording an individual’s exposure to long-term health risks throughout the working day. Exposure to vibration, noise, manual handling and extreme temperature can all result in long-term ill-health and incapacitation as well as compensation claims for the employer. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Act 1974) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. Act 1974 states "It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. " This project will build on learning from an already developed Thermal alarm (Thermalarm), used by the fire service. Multiple sensors will be identified/developed to gather information from an operator, worn around their body. Each sensor will report to a central worn unit, connected via communications to a gathering and analysis system allowing logging and reporting of operative exposure. An initial requirement capture and design evaluation stage will be followed by a 20 unit prototype build/test stage.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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