Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO
Safety is almost certainly at the top of every organization’s priority list. But if their operations are like many others, the need to balance ever-increasing pressure to improve productivity, quality, and throughput while reducing cost against mandated safety regulations is one of the most demanding and complex challenges for firms today.
When the safety and protection of one’s most valuable assets is critical to the success of their business, one can rely on Schneider Electric to provide solutions that meet the safety criteria for every customer. For more than 30 years, the company’s priority has been delivering safety for life, protecting people, the surrounding communities, the environment, and keeping equipment and production operating safely and continuously for the life of the asset. The team of dedicated safety experts helps companies identify, plan, and manage the operational risks inherent in high-hazard industries to avoid exposure to production outages, equipment damage, environmental incidents, injury to personnel, and loss of life. “I believe that the challenge that we have in front of us is that we need to ensure that we leverage our global scale, but at the same time, we really adapt to every country and the needs of clients there,” says Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric.
The enterprise’s services follow the structured and systematic approach defined in safety standards such as ISA 84 and IEC 61511. “We use internationally recognized standards as the benchmark and guiding principal for all of our activities,” adds Triciore. Schneider Electric’s safety life cycle services begin at the concept stage and cover detailed design and build, installation, and commissioning through to operation, as well as maintenance after installation.
Particular attention is paid to the early life cycle stages to ensure that clients can identify and understand what the risks/hazards are, what can go wrong, how severe it may be, how likely it is to happen, and what protection is required to manage/mitigate the causes and consequences.
We use internationally recognized standards as the benchmark and guiding principal for all of our activities
Schneider Electric works with clients as a team to protect their most valuable assets from harm or damage while minimizing the risk to people, property, and the environment. Achieving safe and reliable operations requires more than just a Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-rated SIS. Safety considerations and critical decisions need to be made long before the need for a safety system is determined. This can be extremely complex and requires in-depth and specialist knowledge. To this end, Schneider Electric’s team of safety experts engage with clients at the earliest stages of the life cycle to ensure that the right decisions are made and to ensure overall success for the project and operating life of the asset. The team consists of TÜV-certified Functional Safety Engineers as well as accredited Functional Safety Experts who have proven skills and competencies to carry out the activities for which they are accountable. Additionally, all processes and procedures that they follow are also certified by TÜV in alignment with IEC 61511.
Schneider Electric has partnered with aeSolutions, a process safety engineering services and safety life cycle software provider. This relationship expands the depth of our assessment and design capabilities, and leverages additional tools to manage and maintain the safety life cycle.
The organization’s futureproof philosophy protects clients’ capital expenditure through a clearly defined technology path to ensure that their systems always stay relevant, adhere to the latest standards, and most importantly, are safe for both the users and the environment.