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Digital Solutions for Health and Safety

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: This practice addresses occupational health and safety at Couso Quarry, under the management of Prebetong Áridos SLU.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: This project is composed of several tools developed digitally. The combination of these factors increases safety management measures, facilitates their comprehension and application, adds value to users, and improves the efficiency of the entire system. The platform chosen to integrate all these tools is an app: Asseguratte. Workers use it every day to conduct a preliminary risk assessment for each task they must perform during the day. In addition, they use it to conduct an assessment of mobile equipment prior to its use. Other specific modules are available in the APP, such as periodic inspections, suggestions, opportunities for improvement, safety contacts, and information for preventing any issues from occurring. DocuCAE coordinates business activities, the key to ensuring contractor qualification, and is conducted through DocuCAE. By scanning QR codes assigned to each worker, this solution allows in-person verification. The staff that works at the site every day and their own mobile equipment is managed through another web platform called AsseCAE. Another very significant tool used to maximize occupational safety on our site is a complete training platform: Campus Votorantim. This solution is used by those workers permanently on-site while another one, named AsseLearning, is dedicated to all logistic operators. Workers can improve their safety by training, learning to perform a task, or periodically updating their knowledge in a particular area. The personnel responsible for managing the whole digital system, as well as the occupational safety department, have access to all the information generated by the app. When data is collected, they can review, monitor and manage any issue, problem, or need immediately. This allows them to give a quick and tailored response that maintains a safe working environment. Additionally, data analysis allows measures and strategies to be designed to address the identified risks.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The goal of this practice is to achieve zero harm to people.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is for companies in the extractive industry.

UEPG Sustainable Development Award Nominee
Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Report / document
Learning relevance
Case study
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Sustainability scope
Holistic risk management and emergency preparedness
Workers well-being
Holistic management and continuous learning
System change potential
Data analysis allows measures and strategies to be designed to address the identified risks
occupational safety department have access to all the information generated by the app
The goal of this practice is to achieve zero harm to people / workerswell-being