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Ideagen’s software to enhance health & safety management across global plastics manufacturer

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Ideagen Coruson will improve learnings from potential or actual incidents at IPL Plastics Ltd in Ireland, UK, North America and China

IPL Plastics Ltd, a leading rigid plastics manufacturer, is to work with Ideagen to enhance health and safety management across its operations.

The Dublin-based company, which has operations across the United Kingdom, North America and China employing over 2,400 people globally, will implement Ideagen’s Coruson system.

The ‘WorkSafe’ project via Coruson will enhance health and safety reporting across IPL’s business, focussing on incident management including investigations and corrective actions.

The aim is to spot potential hazards for staff before an incident or injury occurs.

Conor Wall, Group Head of EHS & Sustainability, said: “As a production company, we have lots of machines that are producing our products 24/7 and like any manufacturing facility there are hazards out there in the workplace that our employees are constantly exposed to. These hazards can range from working at height to working on large machines that can be potentially dangerous.

“What the Coruson incident reporting system will do for us, is capture any hazards that could potentially cause harm to staff, help us report them and then we can act before something happens further down the road.”

Ideagen’s Coruson system will be rolled out across the Group to just under 500 employees, as well as IPL’s 30 environment, health and safety and plant managers.

As part of the project, IPL will electronically capture and track injury, illness and general accident forms, including their associated investigations and corrective actions. Near miss and potential incidents – known internally as ‘See it-Say it forms – will also be captured in the system.

Conor added: “By moving to a more intelligent platform in the form of Coruson, we can capture data across all of our facilities in an extremely consistent manner, we can use that information and mine through data to spot trends across the Group.

“An example would be in the form of forklift safety. Coruson will allow us to spot trends in terms of speed and collisions across multiple sites. We will know we have a problem before something actually happens and someone gets hurt. ”

The Coruson system will also allow IPL’s management to improve lessons learned from potential or actual incidents. PJ Brown, Head of Risk and Assurance for the company, said: “I manage a number of key risks for the company and health and safety is perhaps the most important risk that I manage on a daily basis.

“It’s important for me to say that all employees across the organisation in all of our plants, in all of our offices and indeed in all of our warehouses have a key part to play in our risk management. From my point of view, Coruson enables our employees to take a key position and contribute significantly to the management of health and safety in all of our locations.”

IPL Plastics plc is a leading rigid plastics manufacturer for the packaging, environmental containers and industrial products sectors operating from multiple production facilities in Ireland, the UK, North America and China. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the organisation supplies products to a broad range of customers from 14 production facilities globally and is supported by four dedicated Research and Development centres.

Ideagen provides quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software and expertise and has operations in the UK, the European Union, the United States, Middle East and Southeast Asia. The company helps the world's leading brands to improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. This enables organisations to reduce costs and improve efficiency. The Group has a customer base of over 3,000 organisations, including many blue-chip names such as BAE Systems, Emirates, Shell and the European Central Bank as well as 150 hospitals in the UK and US.

Its Coruson software is an enterprise cloud product that provides organisations with complete control, visibility and real-time reporting of every detail and aspect of safety and operational risk. A mainstay in Ideagen’s portfolio of governance, risk and compliance applications, Coruson has many high-profile users including the UK Rail Safety & Standards Board, Haeco, Virgin Trains, Johnson Matthey, British Airways, Ryanair and Telefonica.

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