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The traditional industry approach to ensuring crew competency in marine and offshore work environments has been certification. This challenge aimed to develop a more holistic approach to competency that can help ensure that personnel can perform their jobs safely, whether it’s being qualified, receiving the correct training, having the right experience, understanding the processes, having the right equipment, or going about the job in the right way. Adding a more dynamic, real time aspect to crew competency was critical.
This industry-wide challenge sought innovative digital solutions to ensure crew are always performing competently, reducing risks and injuries, though monitoring, measuring, advising, ensuring and empowering crew to do their job safely, from having the right preparation to perform a specific task to correctly following procedures.
Workerbase and their smartwatch solution was slected as the winner for this challenge. Their solution is a smartwatch specifically designed for industrial use with manufacturing applications connecting to an IoT backend.