Do you think Space X engineers maintain paper checklists for nuts and bolts or do they have the tools to manage by exception through digital automation?
Transport companies have been following the guiding principles of safety management for decades. Many still rely on paper and manual systems, while others have transitioned to safety management online, but irrespective operators all know the importance of providing service and maintaining safety standards. Sometimes this means using a whiteboard, paper manifests, and a manual Voice/SMS process. You must complete the job, right?
When looking to the future, and imagining how your business would measure against a company like SpaceX, the thought is daunting, but what if you could match and in some ways better their operational excellence. Would you undertake that journey if it was cost effective?
Adding the ability to take key business processes and improve them by swapping to paperless technology like safety management online provides a huge step in the right direction.
At T-minus 38 minutes the SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for the propellant load. The loading continues until seven minutes before lift off when the engine chill prior to launch commences. Safety management online with a procedure like this is paramount. Do you think SpaceX waits for their teams for a paper signature? Of course not, the process must finish before the mistake can take effect…
Using technology within your business allows for consistent outcomes no matter who is driving the truck (or spaceship). The ability to over-deliver becomes easier and the skills you need to fulfil the job requirements are reduced with safety management online and a paper-free system.
One minute before liftoff the command flight computer begins the final pre-launch checks, before the propellant tank pressurisation to flight pressure begins. Truck drivers may not be in spaceflight, but pre-start checklists are just as important whether on the road or in space. In fact we would argue that the risk to community is higher in transport than undertaking explorative space flights.
It is easier for safety management online to be a priority and a standard component of every job with one-system for your entire business. Fatigue management, pre-start checklists, site assessments, and driver declarations can be provided and baked into the system for ease of use. Mobile technology makes this feasible and simple to achieve.
The team at Kynection might not be Space engineers and astronauts, but we have made many companies fly! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 786 272 to discuss how we can launch your business off the ground.
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