The independent research and advisory firm Verdantix announced winners of its Innovation Excellence Awards recognising outstanding achievements within the areas Environment Health & Safety (EHS), Environment Social & Governance (ESG), Sustainability and Operations
Within these areas Verdantix defined 11 categories, where PGS won the Safety Performance Improvement award for the incident management tool that utilises artificial intelligence to identify trends, automate alerts and proactively prevent incidents.
PGS has an ambition of zero injuries to people. As part of PGS’ focus on safety, and in addition to the formal incident reporting, vessel crew members and office employees log actual and potential safety issues in a reporting system with free text. With approximately 7500 issues logged annually it is time-consuming and challenging to analyse all the data and extract insights. PGS is using Industrial DataOps software, including Cognite Data Fusion, and has used it to take a more proactive approach to HSEQ incident management. Based on input from PGS’ safety officer, Cognite and PGS developed an application called HSEQ Categoriser to sort and categorise the free text based on keywords.
“We are very pleased with the Safety Performance award from Verdantix, which recognizes one of the PGS digitalisation initiatives that are enabling us to execute more efficiently on our strategy. Our HSEQ Categoriser provides a proactive method to prevent incidents, we have become more responsive, we react quicker and we are able to visually demonstrate our safety commitment to customers,” said Erik Ewig, senior vice-president technology and digitalisation in PGS.