TIMATE, the manufacturer of the automatic time and attendance system, and I-Care Polska, a global expert in the predictive approach to machinery park maintenance, have started collaborating in order to provide the TIMATE system to production enterprises. The first tests of the solution on the premises of I-Care’s customer will begin soon.
For several decades, I-Care has been operating in the industrial sector, optimising production processes and supporting maintenance departments in the most efficient use of machinery parks. Each day, the company collects and analyses big data in order to prevent failures and plan servicing, which allows to avoid downtime.
We use big data in our work on a daily basis, so the idea behind TIMATE is something we can definitely relate to. What is interesting to us in this solution is the detailed data analysis which supports planning and the effective use of human resources. We were also very impressed by the fully automated recording of time and attendance, says Łukasz Szumilas, CEO of I-Care Polska.
Under the contract signed by the companies, I-Care will recommend TIMATE to its customers, i.e. production enterprises where the employees work in machinery halls. From their perspective, the special benefit of TIMATE is the comprehensive combination of employee safety (OHS), time and attendance (HR) and work maintenance in terms of the efficient assignment of human resources.
When we designed and developed TIMATE, we made employee safety our priority. We know how difficult it is to monitor such aspects as the use of the required personal protective equipment by employees. When someone ignores the rule of wearing a helmet, it can lead to risks and hazards. The surveys by Statistics Poland show that in Q1 2019 as many as 60.5% of accidents at work were due to employee faults. TIMATE makes it a lot easier to protect personnel safety, says Sebastian Młodziński, CEO of TIMATE.
The system consists of sensors which analyse how people move around a specific area. The heart of TIMATE is the smart card based on the IoT technology. It notifies the employee about entering the hazard zone and the requirement to use personal protective equipment. It will also notify the manager when an accident occurs, providing the information about the whereabouts of the employee who needs help. If there is an evacuation, TIMATE allows to immediately check whether all employees are outside the hazard zone.
The smart card also supports remote work. It can contain a list of tasks and it will then monitor their performance and the time needed for their completion. As a result, the employer can easily check if an employee who works outside the company premises actually performs the assigned tasks.
I-Care has already started talks with companies that would consider the implementation of TIMATE.
We have received many responses. One of our customers will soon begin testing the system, says Łukasz Szumilas, I-Care Polska.