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Shift Handover

Shift Handover

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Low productivity

Critical information and instructions are often transposed incorrectly or forgotten between shifts – leading to misunderstandings, mistakes and a decrease in productivity.

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High operational costs

Important information is often missed and tasks are left undone or not done correctly during handovers – leading to lost time, money, and resources.

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Limited visibility and control

Operations rely on manual monitoring makes it nearly impossible to understand performance, compare key performance indicators, or do benchmarking.

Keep your team’s productivity rolling smoothly 24/7

Streamline and supercharge your checklists, SOPs, and handovers in just minutes. Our intuitive workflow makes it a snap for you to transfer digital processes that ensure maximum efficiency right where the work is done. Plus get detailed reports with no effort – everything’s one click away!

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Don’t waste precious time manually doing those tedious, monotonous tasks. Automate them quickly – and keep your entire team in the loop. Get back to the important stuff with clear communication that maximizes output while saving your time.

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“Our production line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it can be difficult for workers to accurately communicate all the necessary information during shift changes. FAT FINGER revolutionizes our shift handover process with ease and reliability.”

Michael Jones, Production Manager

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Why are Shift Handovers Important?

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In many industries, shift handovers are a critical part of ensuring continuity of operations and preventing miscommunication that could lead to issues.

Every second incident or accident in the process industry can be related to communication errors during shift turnover. While less than 5% of an operation’s staff time is dedicated to start-up, shutdown, and changeover periods,  40% of plant incidents occur during this brief time.

Shift handovers in the oil and gas industry are essential for maintaining safety and production levels. In manufacturing, shift handovers are also crucial for quality control. If a problem arises during one shift, the next shift must be aware of the issue so that they can take steps to fix it. 

Elements of an Effective Shift Handover Checklist

1. Shift information: This should include details of the shift start and end times and the names of all personnel involved.
2. Shift activities: A summary of all activities carried out during the shift, including maintenance, production, and safety checks.
3. Findings and issues: Any findings or issues that arose during the shift, including any incidents or near-misses.
4. Actions taken and follow-up actions required:This should be clear and concise so that everyone understands what needs to be done.

Tip: Keep summaries short and on point. You don’t need whole sentences–be concise! Also, pictures are a great way to get your message across quickly and efficiently.

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How FAT FINGER Delivers a Successful Shift Handover

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Many potential risks are associated with shift handovers, including human error, miscommunication, and forgetfulness. Unfortunately, traditional methods of shift handover, such as paper-based checklists, are often ineffective. Particularly for frontline managers who are often on the go, paperwork can get lost and be hard to access.

Many potential risks are associated with shift handovers, including human error, miscommunication, and forgetfulness. This is where digital communication platforms like FAT FINGER can help. By providing a centralized location for shift information, digital communication platforms make it easy for workers to access the data they need.

FAT FINGER can help to ensure that all relevant information is communicated between the outgoing and incoming shift workers through a Shift Handover Checklist. It can also provide a record of the shift handover that can be referenced in the future if there are any questions or concerns.

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Additionally, FAT FINGER can be used to create and distribute shift handover checklists. Since not all handover checklists are the same, FAT FINGER’s customizable platform means that each organization can create a checklist that is tailored to their specific needs.

With FAT FINGER, you can deliver a successful shift transition. With less confusion and more communication, everyone will be collaborative, ultimately leading to a more productive work environment. 


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