​​Oil and Gas Industry Technology Trends to Watch in 2022

While many industries have embraced technology and digital transformation, at times oil and gas has been slow to follow suit. However, that is now starting to change with the emergence of new trends. In particular, more companies are now beginning to see and understand the role technology has to play in driving efficiency and reducing…

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The Future of Incident Management

Incident Commander standing at the scene of an incident

The importance of preparing for, responding to, and managing incidents. Simon Marwick talks about his journey to leading the Global Operations Command Centre in Aberdeen, the technology he uses to deliver critical incident response services, and his thoughts on the future of incident management. From lifeguard to Afghanistan to emergency response From a very young…

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Safety Management Systems | Oil and Gas Industry

oil and gas rig

Introducing Connected Resilience ™ Very few industries endure the same level of sustained risk to personnel and assets as oil and gas. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, derrick operators have the third highest fatality rate of any employment category — 46 per 100,000 workers — and these stats may be underreported.¹ A…

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The Role of Technology in Effective Incident Management

In the 5th century BC, General Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” that “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat”. Given that effective Incident Management requires the formulation and application of appropriate tactics to support operational response whilst complying with strategic intent, it…

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Top 5 Questions asked following Fire Safety Regulatory Reform

With the pending release of the 2016 UAE Fire and Life Safety Code, Restrata decided to take a look at the impact of the introduction of similar legislation on the United Kingdom. We anticipate that the new clauses and amendments that will be included in the updated version of the UAE Fire and Life Safety…

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Observations of a Security Consultant

As the Senior Security Consultant at Restrata, I spend a large amount of my time travelling around the MENA region delivering security assessments for a variety of developments, including hotels, industrial facilities, airports and even railways. Over the last 6 months, I have developed a list of my top 5 security concerns, witnessed across different…

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The Price For Inattention To Driver Safety Is High

In 2016, a lorry driver was jailed for 10 years in the UK, for killing a woman and three children. His vehicle ploughed into their stationary car while he was scrolling through music on his mobile phone. The victims died instantly on impact; the vehicle hit them at 50mph and they were shunted under another…

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3 steps to delivering better Travel Risk Management

Duty of Care is a key responsibility of any organisation, and the importance is growing, with governments around the globe implementing legislation to ensure staff are kept safe, and of course the increased risks of incidents. Terrorist attacks are occurring more often, and political instability is rife in many emerging markets that are a focus for…

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How does Physical Security impact Cyber Security?

In this day and age, it is not possible to talk about the security of your business without talking about cyber security. Every company depends on technology and the cyberspace to some degree so it is important to take cyber security into account. Security means making sure that hackers cannot remotely access your network or…

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