How Intasite is powering through site turnarounds during pandemic
A rapidly expanding health and safety software business has added another prestigious client to its growing portfolio. Intasite has further developed its platform to help secure sites power through the problems associated with the Covid pandemic.
Operating and facilitating induction and contractor management software for high hazard and controlled operations, the team supports large-scale sites within the chemical, construction, renewables, manufacturing, and ports and shipping industries, amongst others.
The Teesside-based tech company has noticed a significant need to conduct inductions remotely throughout the pandemic, which has led to the development of new platform features to aid the safe induction process of visitors and contractors, where sites have continued to operate within these industries. In particular, Intasite has adapted and developed their system to accommodate the onboarding process for contractors throughout chemical plant shutdown and turnarounds. This has resulted in significant cost and time-saving efficiencies.
Intasite recently helped the UK’s premier fertilising manufacturer, CF Fertilisers, at their local plant in Billingham, which will result in the safe induction of 1,000 contractors for their Nitric and Ammonia turnarounds – major maintenance and inspection projects involving the closures of the CF plants.
“A plant turnaround can be a monumental project,” said Intasite director Danielle Croce. “Safety at work and plant integrity is the primary focus, whilst time, cost and budget on the other hand will be high priority for management.
“Inducting hundreds of contractors on to a site in one go can be a difficult task under any normal circumstances, but trying to plan all of this during a pandemic can be a real struggle, so the added features that have been introduced specifically for managing work through Covid-19 have been welcomed by CF Fertilisers and many other new and existing clients.”
Lee Hepple, environment, health and safety manager for CF Fertilisers, said: "Since last March, all of us have had to overcome many challenges due to Covid. We have been working closely with Intasite who initially created an excellent site-specific Covid instructional safety video.
“Following this professional piece of work, they have since implemented the online induction process for CF Billingham site’s upcoming maintenance turnarounds.
“The process of online inductions significantly helps CF communicate site safety requirements effectively. It has been a pleasure working with the team at Intasite to bring our turnaround induction processes to a new level. We have already begun working together to implement our day-to-day safety induction process.” The new changes have been welcomed across the industrial sector, with Intasite putting pen to paper on numerous new contracts despite the pandemic. This is on the back of being a Business of the Year finalist in the Tees Businesswomen Awards, together with a further shortlisting for SME of the Year.
“Even being nominated for such a prestigious award is well ahead of schedule for us, so we were thrilled to be involved,” said Danielle. “It really raises our profile and provides recognition of the brand expanding.
“There are some amazing businesses in the Tees Valley and getting the chance to be mentioned in the same arena is really inspiring.”