WIT Press


Realizing And Testing A Safety Registration System To Monitor Workplace Attendances

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE070481

Volume

94

Pages

10

Published

2007

Size

2,514 kb

Author(s)

V. Tonetto, P. Mattei, G. Vassalini & L. Fornaciari

Abstract

When an emergency action plan must be executed, workers meet at the safe collecting point. In order to know who is missing, we must be able to determine the workers who are actually present in the workplace. This is a problem of great relevance in the Italian Agricultural Mechanization Institute, where, apart from workers that regularly sign in (and out), a great variety of employees are found daily: temporary employees, scholarship holders, Ph. D. aspirants, outside guests, visitors and maintenance staff that are not scheduled because they don’t have an employee timecard. Furthermore the workplace includes offices, laboratories, a machine shop and farm. In this paper we will illustrate and discuss a practical solution for managing of the actual daily attendances on the Institute working premises. Particularly, we are currently testing an IT (Information Technology) Safety Registration System, which allows having an updated workplaces attendance list every two minutes. Thus, when an emergency action plan must be executed, we can save up to a 50% roll-call time to know who is missing at the collecting point. Keywords: Safety Registration System, emergency procedures, evacuation exercise, roll-call report, emergency action plan. 1 Introduction The Italian Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute (subsequently referred to as I.S.M.A.) was born in the 1967 as a public institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestal Policies. It fosters scientific researches in the sector of agricultural mechanization namely: assessing agricultural

Keywords

Safety Registration System, emergency procedures, evacuation exercise, roll-call report, emergency action plan.