Safety is a high priority in many industries. This applies to critical infrastructure companies and organizations, key industries and large parts of public administration. These requirements correspond to extensive security measures at different levels.
Danger management systems
Added value or cost factor?
In some other companies, however, the potential effects of too low a security level are not considered at all, or too little considered. This makes it easy to compromise on the possibility of endangering a complete company in its existence. Even if this insight permeates those responsible, it is usually connected with just one thought: the cost.
In the truest sense of the word, it is worth considering danger and security management (DMS) from a cost perspective that is different from the exclusive one. For example as an important part of entrepreneurial value creation. For example because a hazard management system optimizes the use of personnel and technology and helps to avoid follow-up costs. If you use a GMS, you have a wider choice of technologies and products from different manufacturers. This ensures a certain degree of economic independence from individual providers.
Danger Management Systems (DMS) receive, store and process messages and data from various safety-related systems. These are, for example, individual security systems, building control systems and plant automation. Unconnected systems, different manufacturers and completely different danger situations: That not only sounds confusing, that’s it. However, especially in the case of danger, it is important that you not only recognize dangers, but assess them correctly in order to initiate suitable measures.
A hazard management system allows safety-related systems to be controlled by connecting the individual components to one another via a central software interface. One or more software components then operate on one or more computer systems via a man-machine interface. The GMS can also perform functions of alarm receiving devices, summarizing their information and linking it to other information such as master data and alarm schedule data.
This has a number of advantages, because at the company location, the individual trades are interconnected and can interact. This approach also works across multiple locations and even across borders. An important component is the rights management, because every user needs different permissions to do his work. This is easier if he has a software interface provided that is tailored to his job and his job specification. History entries allow to accurately document and evaluate messages and alarms. In addition, the employees do not have to familiarize themselves with various systems, but only in one. This lowers the training effort.
We will gladly advise you on how to make hazard management systems part of your entrepreneurial value creation.