Makes Safety and Sustainability Transparent
VTTI, headquartered in Rotterdam, specializes in the storage, handling, and transport of oil around the world. The organization runs eleven terminals worldwide and constructs new oil terminals. Working with Icologiq Elements, VTTI guarantees that all terminals and projects use similar working methods. Moreover, Icologiq Elements makes the underlying processes transparent.
VTTI uses the software for four aspects to ensure compliance:
- All ‘controlled procedures’ - procedures for which organizations are regularly audited - are automated by Document Management.
- Incident Reporting is being used to keep tracks of statistics about incidents at terminals. These include, for example, observed mistakes or omissions during Safety Observation Rounds.
- In the Management of Change module, VTTI keeps track of every important change. This could be new or adjusted equipment, or changes in organization management.
- With the use of Compliance Management, VTTI ensures instant external reporting of all matters about which authorities want information, such as emission reports. This is important when it comes to extending their Permit to Operate.
ICT director René Gijsbers: “Icologiq Elements provides a system that enables us to follow the same steps when it comes to safety and sustainability. However, within these steps, staff members have the freedom to adjust their work to specific circumstances. When we were searching for quality and safety management software in 2010, we looked at other options as well. It turned out, however, that they had many constraints. Icologiq Elements offers us the opportunity to report on every important aspect related to safety and sustainability worldwide without depriving staff members of their freedom. After all, staff members can describe very well what is needed to operate safely and sustainably.”