Ignitis Group is a leading international energy company in the Baltic states with a strong commitment to creating a safer, more sustainable, energy-smart world with a primary focus on ensuring occupational health and safety (OHS) across its worksites.
Within its strategic business segments, Ignitis Group’s Green Generation segment focuses on energy generation from diverse sources, including hydro, wind, solar energy, biofuel, and waste.
A key part of this segment is the Kaunas Combined Heat and Power Plant (Kaunas CHP), which plays a crucial role in reducing waste sent to landfills while providing energy to households.
Ensuring workplace safety at a complex facility like Kaunas CHP, where adherence to personal protective equipment (PPE) policies is paramount, presented a significant challenge.
Traditional methods of monitoring PPE compliance were labor-intensive and prone to errors.
Ignitis Group partnered with EasyFlow, a leader in AI-driven solutions, to address this challenge. EasyFlow’s PPE detection technology leverages artificial intelligence and computer vision to monitor and enforce PPE compliance effectively.
Key Benefits of EasyFlow’s PPE Detection Technology:
- Real-time Monitoring: EasyFlow’s system continuously monitors PPE compliance, ensuring immediate detection of violations. For example, in the case of an individual climbing onto the fuel intake room edge, the system immediately sends an email notification to the Health and Safety Specialist (DSS).
- User-Friendly Interface: The program offers a simple and intuitive interface, making it easy to use. It also provides the capability to export accumulated data for further analysis.
- Comprehensive Information: Each violation captured by the system includes all necessary details and a photograph of the violation. There’s no need to review camera footage separately to obtain visual evidence of the violation.
- Daily Reports: The system automatically sends daily reports via email, summarizing violations from the previous day. This eliminates the need for constant monitoring of the program, as notifications can be sent via email for each violation.
- Scalability: Particularly beneficial for companies with a large workforce or a significant flow of contractors moving around the facility. The program enhances the ability to capture DSS violations and significantly improves control.
- Training and Prevention: Instructional messages about the capabilities of the cameras serve as additional preventive measures for both employees and contractors.
The implementation of EasyFlow’s PPE detection technology at Kaunas CHP has already yielded significant results:
- Enhanced Safety: Real-time monitoring has led to a substantial improvement in workplace safety by ensuring consistent PPE compliance.
- Operational Efficiency: Safety checks have become faster and more efficient, thanks to immediate notifications of violations.
- Cost Savings: By reducing accidents and injuries through improved safety practices, Ignitis Group has achieved substantial cost savings.
Ignitis Group’s partnership with EasyFlow has demonstrated the effectiveness of AI-driven PPE detection technology in creating a safer, more efficient, and cost-effective workplace. The results speak for themselves, showing a tangible improvement in safety, efficiency, and cost savings.
This case study highlights how Ignitis Group is pioneering innovative solutions to achieve its sustainability and safety goals, setting a benchmark for the energy industry. As the partnership continues to deliver positive outcomes, Ignitis Group is well on its way to creating a safer and more sustainable energy future.