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Improving Collaboration with Connected Work Systems during Heavy Industry Turnarounds


As the industrial landscape continues to evolve, the need for efficient and effective collaboration during heavy industry turnarounds has never been more critical. One solution that is revolutionizing this process is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time. This article explores how connected work systems like FAT FINGER can significantly improve collaboration during heavy industry turnarounds.

Understanding the Challenges of Heavy Industry Turnarounds

Heavy industry turnarounds, whether planned or unplanned, are complex and high-stakes events. They require meticulous planning, coordination, and execution, often involving multiple teams and stakeholders. The challenges in these scenarios are numerous:

  • Communication gaps between teams
  • Time and cost overruns
  • Quality control issues
  • Safety risks

These challenges underscore the need for a robust, connected work system that can streamline processes, enhance communication, and improve overall efficiency.

The Role of FAT FINGER in Heavy Industry Turnarounds

FAT FINGER is designed to address these challenges head-on. Its features include a drag & drop workflow builder, mobile & desktop workflows, dashboards, integrations, augmented reality, IoT device connectivity, and artificial intelligence coaching. These features can be leveraged in various safety, maintenance, and operations areas, including:

  • Safety: Take 5 Safety, Near miss reporting, JSA / JHA, Risk Assessment, Incident reporting, Journey report
  • Operations: Material Inspection, Quality Control, Shift Handover, Facility inspection / Production rounds, Line Changeover, Field ticket
  • Maintenance: Work Order Checklist, Truck inspection checks, Mobile Asset Inspection, Shutdown / Turnaround form, Preventive maintenance inspection, Predictive Maintenance

Case Study: Improving Collaboration with FAT FINGER

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Consider a company that previously struggled with communication gaps, time overruns, and safety risks during turnarounds. After implementing FAT FINGER, they were able to streamline their workflows, improve communication between teams, and significantly reduce safety incidents. The drag & drop workflow builder allowed them to create custom workflows that suited their unique needs, while the mobile & desktop workflows ensured that all team members were on the same page, regardless of their location. The result was a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective turnaround process.

Key Benefits of Using FAT FINGER

By using FAT FINGER, companies can expect several key benefits:

  • Improved collaboration: FAT FINGER’s connected work system ensures that all team members are aligned and working towards the same goals.
  • Reduced costs: By streamlining workflows and improving efficiency, FAT FINGER can help companies reduce the costs associated with heavy industry turnarounds.
  • Enhanced safety: FAT FINGER’s safety features, including Take 5 Safety and Near miss reporting, can help companies identify and mitigate safety risks.
  • Increased efficiency: With features like mobile & desktop workflows and AI coaching, FAT FINGER can help teams work more efficiently and effectively.


In conclusion, connected work systems like FAT FINGER are revolutionizing the way companies handle heavy industry turnarounds. By improving collaboration, reducing costs, enhancing safety, and increasing efficiency, these systems are helping companies navigate the complex landscape of heavy industry turnarounds with ease and confidence. If you’re looking to improve your turnaround processes, consider implementing a connected work system like FAT FINGER.

Ready to experience the benefits of FAT FINGER for yourself? Sign up today or request a demo to see how FAT FINGER can transform your heavy industry turnaround processes.