Engica systems are simple to use, have powerful facilities, yet are easy to configure.
The 'simple to use' statement is fact. It is proven that Q4 users need very little training, if any to use
their configured system.
Intuitive use stems right from the preparation and process mapping which results in a system that reflects
the rules and requirement of the specific organisation.
Breadth of configuration is derived from the many hundreds of variants we have built to client specific needs.
All builds are with a single engine that provides flexible workflow, interface formats and many other
Our system design allows all our clients to advance in unison as we continue to develop. This has been
achieved by Engica's dedicated team of architects, a lot of hard work and by decades of investment creating
instruction schema tools.
Designed for Browser, Desktop and Mobile
Q4 is constructed with multi-tier components in a configurable framework, supporting extensive configuration
with a complete Application Program Interface, offering impressive integration.
Q4 Control of Work system supports either browser or desktop platforms and uses either MS SQL Server
or Oracle for data storage and retrieval.
For corporate solutions Q4 supports multi-site data segregation and
For browser solutions Internet Explorer version 8+, Firefox version 3.5 and above, Chrome, Safari and Opera
can also be used.
Out of box adaptors are available to integrate to systems such as SAP, MX, E1, DMS and many others.
Supports SOA and SOAP web services and specific connectors.
In-house tools developed to configure numerous successful Q4 Control of Work implementations are
now available for customer and partner use.
The result is Q4 Application Designer Tools - a set of construction programs which enable supportable
changes to be made to Q4 Control of Work forms, printouts and workflow, all without the need to
change any program code.
Q4 Tools provide facilities for example to define permit/certificate forms, reports and workflow
processes along with an array of other system properties which produce a Q4 Control of Work system
individual to your needs – but is fully supportable.
Fields can be added, data can be made read only or mandatory at specific statuses and even taskbar menus
can be adapted to be more appropriate for your usage and roles of people.
For example, advanced users can even add/amend inter-document logic for tighter control of Documents
and Safety procedures.
Not only do Q4 Tools manage to facilitate this process, they record the resultant settings which enable
Engica to provide high standards of support and upgrade services.
Q4 System for Mobile Devices
The Q4 system can be used on the internet or off-line, with full functionality, with devices such as
iPads and Tough Books for remote operation.
Mobile Device Applications used with Q4 are normally associated with remote working where personnel
can be assisted by a variety of electronic devices. These can range from portable note book PCs to smaller
devices such as iPhones. The choice of device is often determined by the plant location. For example intrinsically
safe devices may be required and/or the device may need to be ruggedized for site work.
Q4 System Implementation
The partnership that we build with our clients is core to our methodology.
Engica establish a team headed by a project manager with members to ensure that every aspect of the project is
handled with appropriate and experienced staff.
Process meetings commence where we listen to your needs, capture your requirements, advise using our experience
and then prepare a specification document.
Off the shelf - Ready to use System
The Q4 pre-packaged off-the-shelf systems are de facto HSE fully configured solutions
to provide effective Control of Work and Safety permitting for Oil & Gas, Power, Ports, Process or Facility operations.
The systems have been designed to offer standard Permit to Work (PTW) solutions at an affordable price. All are web
based solutions, ready to be loaded onto a server, for immediate use. Please note that each system can be configured
to better suit local requirements.
Workflow Ready for Each Industrial Package
Each of the packaged electronic Permit To Work (PTW) systems safety documents are supplied and supported with a workflow
process allied to common sector practice facilitating authorisation, issue, receipt, revalidation and closure.
Common Permits and Certificates
Common safety documents that Engica support in the Q4 Safety System include Risk Assessment,
General Permit To Work, Hot Work Permit, Confined Space Entry Certificate, Isolation Certificate, Electrical Permit,
Excavation and Trenching Permit, Working at Height Permit and a range of other facility specialised documents
including Lone and Remote Work, Hazardous Materials, Environmental Certificate and Waste Disposal Certificate.
Specialised safety Permit to Work (PTW) forms and documents include Radiography, Diving Certificate and Basket Transfer.
Additional Permits and Certificates
Additional permits and certificates can be added from our Permit To Work (PTW) library of safety documents.
Each safety system has authorisation processes relevant to a specific industrial sector.