Honeywell forms Industrial Safety Business Unit to address clients’ risk management issues

Honeywell Industrial Safety is taking safety to the next level by leading the transformation from point solutions to connected solutions

Honeywell Industrial Safety is taking safety to the next level by leading the transformation from point solutions to connected solutions

Honeywell has announced the formation of Honeywell Industrial Safety, part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions and comprised of Honeywell’s safety products businesses: Honeywell Safety Products, Honeywell Analytics, Honeywell Specialty Safety and City Technology.

The new business unit has been brought together to offer organisations the connected safety solutions and real-time intelligence they need in order to respond to safety threats, manage risk to their business and improve productivity.

“Many organisations and their workers worldwide already depend on our products to help keep them and their business safe from risk,” explained said Sean Clay, vice-president and general manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety (EMEA). However, as operations become increasingly complex, hazardous and geographically dispersed, business leaders are also looking for real-time visibility of what’s happening across their sites. By bringing the expertise of Honeywell’s safety products businesses together, Honeywell Industrial Safety can support these needs with a connected approach towards safety.”

The company is already exploring new ways of integrating sensors, PPE, software applications and databases to create an accurate, real-time picture of plant-wide safety which it says will empower people to respond quickly and confidently to workplace threats, as well as offer business gains in productivity, efficiency and profitability.

Sean Clay

Sean Clay

Clay believes that the future of safety lies in connected safety solutions, integrating hardware, software and services to create a safety eco-system that delivers enhanced safety and productivity for the customer.

Previously, Clay served as vice-president and general manager for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors, which developed and manufactured fire and gas sensing technologies to protect people, property and assets. He also spent seven years as global sales director for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors and Devices.

He has over 20 years’ experience within the safety industry, holding leadership positions in marketing, sales and service operations across a wide range of connected industrial, commercial and residential environments.

Clay holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Planning from the Cranfield School of Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

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About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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