INTEGRATED SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK (ISSOW)


About

ISSoW product is widely recognized as a key front line safety system. It provides an effective solution to the challenges in the unstructured and dynamic nature of managing operations, maintenance and associated activity in the hazardous process industries. With our Tactise ISSoW we have set a new standard in Work execution and Permit-To-Work software systems by complying with the latest regulations, Industry recognized safety protocols and providing a user-friendly software solution.

The prime objective of the ISSoW is to ensure that work and operations of a company is properly controlled, coordinated and communicated. It is the means of providing written instructions and authorization to people carrying out work. 

Tactise ISSOW is an integrated solution for: 

  • Risk Assessment; 
  • Work preparation and execution;
  • Permit to Work (PtW);
  • Isolation Management including Isolation boards;
  • Safety Critical Elements (SCE) Management;
  • ISSoW training and competencies Management;
  • Task management (Quality improvement tasks, ISSoW audit issues);
  • Process Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s);
  • Cumulative risk management.


Objectives

Tactise ISSoW solution closes the critical gap in the assurance loop in the riskiest part of operations.

It addresses not only the way operations are set up across the enterprise, but ensure and vastly improve upon how the work is executed on a day-to-day basis while providing the means to measure performance. It is the ideal platform for organizations to further embeds a culture of continuous improvement within their operations. 

ISSOW helps to document and specify work to be done including best practices and precautions to be taken during the work execution. 

Work can only be performed under the conditions specified in the permit and can also only be started once the permit has been authorized and issued by appropriate party. 

ISSOW is a fully electronic and integrated system, representing a business process implemented through a software program. It comprises a database, graphical model incorporating electronic authorization and access privilege. This electronic version replaces the need for a paper based permit system. All the work is risk assessed, controlled, approved and coordinated using the process. 

The system captures data such as type of work, volume of work, interaction of work and associated human factors as part of routine work processes. Common processes and metrics can be established across operations to provide a common indicator of the operational risk associated with the work being performed. For the first time, the organization has a common means of understanding the relationship between delivering performance and operational risk. This data captured is then turned into meaningful insight providing clarity and confidence to improve decision-making. 

Tactise ISSoW capabilities provide decision makers at all levels of the organization with the appropriate information and insight to empower structured decision-making. The direct impact is the ability to reduce risk, better optimize work and improve overall performance. The real-time visibility of information and meaningful insight in the context of business performance and operational risk provides your staff with the necessary operational intelligence to monitor, mitigate or act. Operational leaders can start to understand the relationship between performance and risk and proactively manage the organization to a less risky and more optimized performance.


Tactise ISSoW benefits

Process Based          

We offer not only IT solution. First of all, we offer process, procedures and then application to support them.

Flexibility                       

We are open to suggestion and ideas. Tactise software can be adjusted per your needs.

Integrated solution   

Competencies, Risks, Tasks, Assurance and Audits, Reports, Equipment maintenance, Layouts, Isolation – we managed to integrate them all. Integration to other systems such (as SAP) is easy. You can choose what you need.

Modern   

You will recognize a modern design and functionality. Best software designers, usability experts and programmers guided by industry specialists (HSE managers, Operations managers, Installation managers) carefully cooked Tactise software. We don’t offer “modernized” products from 80's. We offer modern and effective solutions.

Usability and simplicity     

No need for extensive training of workers. Tactise ISSoW interface is self-educative 


With Tactise ISSoW you will be able to see and control all works and associated risks. You will minimize problems and time for works execution, preventing unexpected situation and incidents, improving your operations efficiency.


How to Implement Tactise ISSoW

If you are considering changing or implementing an ISSoW modules as Isolation Management, Risk Assessment or others, try Tactise ISSoW.

System is easily configurable. Transaction from you current practices or electronic systems will be done fast and smooth. We are ready to import data from almost all application or IT-solution you use now. There is nothing to worry about, as we can start changing you practice step by step, not confusing workers and management with new solutions.

Put a live system for test in one of your Assets and enjoy all benefits of Tactise ISSoW. All made available with supporting risk assessment, permit control, isolation management.


Send us a message and we will contact you for details.


More about Tactise ISSoW

Risk Assesstment

Risk Management capabilities.

Tactise ISSoW gives you the ability to have multiple Risk Assessment (RA) types. It defines the risks, hazards and controls that have been identified for a specific job. The purpose is to eliminate or reduce hazards / risks through the use of mitigation and suitable control measures.

Client Risk Matrixes and approaches are easily configured into the system.

Work steps and hazard identification are assembled into a unified solution to assist clients to assess, check and confirm controls. The system supports work control document creation whilst keeping all documents in a controlled package of work with instant access to information. 

The following activities can be executed using ISSoW Risk Management capabilities:

  • Planning and prioritization 
  • Deferent types of Risk Assessment: Operational and Isolation RA, Hazard Analysis, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Task Risk Assessment (TRA), Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA) 
  • Approval and Communication of RA’s 
  • Deviations RA 
  • Risk mitigation actions management 

A selectable series of Hazard/Control display objects are available to present desired information such as residual risk, people at risk. To assist clients a comprehensive cross hazard identification, hazards and control library is available. Extensive research and development has been conducted on this library. It offers an outstanding approach helping to recognize hazards and formulate controls. The system is designed to conform to standards such international and RF standards as HSG250, HSG253, OSHA, OLF and NOPRA.


ISSoW process

Special attention is provided on all ISSOW documents status transactions to ensure authorization, issue, work execution and other states are handled correctly. The system is a formal recorded process used to control work and to ensure that proper consideration is given to the risks of a particular task, including potential impact to and from simultaneous activities.

System has functionality allowing to plan and track assurance activities such as permit and certificate audits, process audits and reviews. 


Work Control Documents such as Risk Assessment, Permits and Isolation are fully integrated to ensure the means of communication between site personnel, facility management, supervisors and operators and those who carry out the potentially hazardous work.


Isolation Management

Danger

Incidents occur when a person is exposed to a source of uncontained energy. During plant work there are many sources that could cause harm, such as pressure, heights, mechanical and electrical. Properly designed plant and equipment have inherent safeguards such as physical guards, heat insulation, safety interlocks and pressure release valves. Under normal operation the plant functions safely by virtue of the inherent equipment and process design. However, there are many situations when non-routine work such as maintenance requires that these normal safeguards are removed or altered in such a way that a person could be exposed to a hazardous source of energy. High-risk activities rely on competent people doing the work, as well as a set of temporary controls such as isolations, personnel protective equipment, and standby personnel.

Isolation is the separation of plant and equipment from sources of energy (pressure, electrical and mechanical) in a secure way allowing work to be safely performed. Isolations are critical when people perform non-routine work in hazardous environments. Isolations are typically physical barriers put in place to prevent exposure to sources of harmful energy. Examples would include a slip plate between two flanges, a valve locked open or closed, and an electrical circuit isolated by racking out the switch gear. 

Isolations are normally temporary in nature as they relate to non-routine work. Management of isolations can become quite complex, particularly when multiple isolations are required for a job, and multiple overlapping jobs are taking place simultaneously in the same area. The system of managing isolations needs to be both simple and robust.
Tactise ISSoW plays a critical role in managing the complexity and improving the integrity of the process. 

The greater the potential hazard, the more effective, secure and controlled the isolation should be. Where a number of options for risk reduction exist, you must use the lowest-risk option that is reasonably practicable. 

Oil refineries, oil and gas production installations and chemical processing plants are characterized by long lengths of continuously welded pipework and pipelines connecting process vessels, plant and installations. The contents are often hazardous substances, which may be flammable and/or toxic and are often at high temperatures and/or pressures. Any intrusive activity could allow the escape of hazardous substances. The implementation of adequate isolation practices is critical to avoiding loss of containment. 

Incident analysis confirms that human failures cause, or are involved in, a large proportion of isolation failures. The performance of isolations depends not only on the integrity of the isolation hardware, but also on the adequacy of the arrangements for identifying each isolation point, securing the isolation, proving/monitoring and maintaining overall control of work. Human failures are discussed in detail in reducing error and influencing behavior.


ISSoW training and competencies

Tactise offers training program which aims to provide learners with a broad understanding of the ISSoW, the different types of Risk assessments, Work Control Certificates, the general and specific roles and responsibilities, as well as the procedural steps involved in an ISSoW. The program focuses on the rules, roles and responsibilities and legislative compliance involved in operating a Safe System of Work. The program is not intended to replace specific ISSoW software training. Successful completion of the courses within the program means that there will be no need to undertake any further site-specific ISSoW courses. However, to keep their skills up-to-date it is suggested learners complete refresher ISSoW training, at least, every two years. Contact us for additional details and courses schedule.


In addition

We consistently monitor and assess latest researches and ideas in area of HSE and Asset Integrity / Process Safety Management. We aim to achieve maximum integration of your business, operations and software solutions.

Such models and conceptions as “The Swiss Cheese model”, “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP), Cumulative risk, HSE (or Safety) Cases can become an integral part of your business with Tactise help.