Meet the Innovation in Safety Award Entrants: UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA – LABORATORY OF SIMULATION AND MODELLING
In the countdown to this year’s Innovation in Safety Award Ceremony we are sharing each of the entries that we received. Whilst there can only be one winner of the award itself, the wide range of entries means that there are ideas that will appeal to different readers directly or may be the inspiration for your own next step change for safety.
We will introduce you all to all of the entries before the Award Ceremony on 23 February.
Today’s entry is:
UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA – LABORATORY OF SIMULATION AND MODELLING
We present a training system based on a simulator that reproduces the working environment of real quay cranes, i.e. ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. As an example our STS simulator includes two screens, two joysticks with consoles, the operator seat with a motion platform underneath and the instructor station on the back.
It can simulate sudden crane breakdowns, hazards and changes in the weather conditions, since all these alter the behaviour of the crane. Within the weather parameters, wind is the most important when operating the crane as depending on its strength and direction it can become extremely difficult for the operator to handle the load. These conditions are reproduced by the motion platform under the seat. The simulator also has a theory module and pre-operation inspection exercises to guide users on how to perform the correct procedures and safety measures to check on the crane before turning it on, minimizing the risk of mechanical failure.
Additionally, the simulator allows the operator to program a semi-automatic manoeuvre, by means of a GUI displayed in a touch screen next to the operator seat, which controls the crane. In this way, the operator learns how to use the functionality that activates the automated sway control system. Activating this functionality on a real crane helps the cargo to move swiftly, safely, and without causing any damage to the load.
Finally, one of the most important parts of our innovation is the incorporation of the STS Crane Prevention Exercises Module into the simulator. It specifically focuses on carrying out exercises aimed at reducing the risk of accidents in STS Crane operations.
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We are thrilled to invite you to join us in-person or virtually on Thursday 23 February 2023 | 3:30pm (GMT) as we announce the winner of the 2022 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award!
This event sees the celebration of creative health and safety professionals throughout the cargo industry. The submissions this year have ranged from the digitalisation of processes and improvement of physical safety to fire prevention and data monitoring.
During the hybrid ceremony you will hear from our keynote speaker, Morten Engelstoft, a panel made up of innovators, operators and industry professionals discussing safety concerns, industry developments and barriers to adoption. Our shortlisted entrants will present their entries so you can get a taste of the vast array of safety innovation taking place in the transport and logistics industry, before the winner is announced.
So, which demonstrated the greatest improvement in safety for cargo handling and transport and showed the greatest potential for widespread adoption? Join us free to find out!
This is a hybrid event hosted in London.
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Keynote Speaker: Morten Engelstoft
We are delighted that experienced CEO and board member, Morten Engelstoft will be joining us as this year’s keynote speaker.
After 6 years as CEO of APM Terminals (a previous winning entrant) as well as almost 36 years at Maersk, we are excited to welcome Morten to outline his experience of the importance of safe and secure operations as well as present the award to the winning entry.
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