Solution Spotlight – j5 Shift Handover

Solution Spotlight – j5 Shift Handover

Solution Spotlight – j5 Shift Handover 750 507 j5 International (Part of Hexagon)

In this second edition of the Solution Spotlight series – which focuses on how individual j5 Operations Management Software applications solve problems and add value to industrial sites worldwide – we feature j5 Shift Handover:

The Problem

Poor Shift Handover processes have caused catastrophic incidents, creating an important requirement for more efficient, consistent and detailed data at this crucial point of day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, there are still inadequate, time consuming tools being used during the Shift Handover process, which increase organisational risk and inefficiencies, such as:

  • Paper
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processor Documents
  • Scattered Databases
  • Email
  • Whiteboards
  • Inconsistent Verbal Meetings
  • Phone Calls / Radio
  • Text / Instant Messages
  • Multiple MES Applications

Often a combination of the above tools is used at Shift Handover, adding even more confusion and black holes of data to the process. Unfortunately, these information gaps – which can appear during a poor Shift Handover process – have resulted with disastrous consequences highlighted by these 10 Industrial Accidents Where Poor Shift Handover Was a Contributory Factor:

The Solution

To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize j5 Shift Handover, which is used by many large multinational organisations to improve shift to shift communication and to reduce the risk of any potential hazardous incidents. The j5 solution also meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Shift Handover recommendationsj5 Shift Handover users have reported the following benefits: