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MacDermid Autotype to implement EPRAIS Permit-to-Work software

7th September 2017

Spidex Software has announced that MacDermid Autotype, a leading global manufacturer of high quality precision coated films and blended liquids, has selected EPRAIS health & safety software for implementation at its Oxfordshire manufacturing facility. The software will operate alongside Spidex’s Mainsaver CMMS to deliver an all-round solution for best-practice health & safety in maintenance & engineering.

MacDermid’s Oxfordshire site, whose products are used in the printing, automotive and electronics industries, had carried out a review of its overall maintenance strategy which resulted in three identified objectives; (i) to optimise day to day management of plant assets (ii) measure & deliver continuous improvement in departmental performance and (iii) promote safer working through risk reduction.

Having decided to look for software solutions to support those objectives, the evaluation of competing CMMS products was led by Site Maintenance Engineer Graham Brindley. “We looked at quite a number of alternative systems” he explains, “but Spidex’s solution won for a combination of factors. Mainsaver is a well-established and proven CMMS, and its web maintenance front end (SpidexWM) is easy to use and should maximise workforce interaction.”

“A very important factor was Spidex’s Dynamic Risk Assessment (dRA) module, which we believe will be a vital tool for engineers and supervisors to identify and control hazards when undertaking non-standard tasks.”

The implementation will also include the EPRAIS Permit-to-Work module, which impressed the evaluation team for its flexibility in allowing the creation of permit templates configured to reflect the specific requirements of MacDermid’s operating environment.

“We are continually looking for ways to engender and prioritise safer working through risk reduction, and EPRAIS provides us with an additional measure to do that” says Graham Brindley.

“We will ultimately have all our departmental data consolidated into a single system, providing consistent and accurate auditability. This is fundamental in our drive to attain quality standard TS16949 accreditation.”

Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling commented: “We are delighted to welcome a leading global manufacturer of MacDermid’s calibre to the EPRAIS user community and look forward to a long and happy association.”

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