Software developer iOra has created a centrally available safety management system that cuts the need for oil giant Shell to provide individual updates on health and safety procedures on its tankers around the world.
Previously, the crew on each tanker had to update information to the shore, often faxing the data to an onshore contact point. In order to obtain up-to-date information, each tanker captain had to download the information from London.
Under the new software system the electronic updates are merged with the original information providing a central record that can be accessed by any one of the 35 Shell tankers operating worldwide. The software system removes the need for individual inputs and downloads by each tanker.
Jim Cripps, the Shell Designated Person Ashore, said, "iOra's software will provide Shell with greater control over information distribution, a simplified procedure for health and safety communications, and an immediate update for critical health and safety information."