If a mobile worker or lone worker is exposed to hazardous gas, dangerous weather, or has a medical emergency how will you know? If you do find out, will you know where to send help? Managing a mobile workforce presents its own set of challenges from ensuring lone workers are safe to knowing they are productive. Today, nearly every industry deploys mobile workers including oil and gas, utilities, water treatment, and chemical manufacturing.
Gas monitoring considerations include:
Monitoring, Escalation, and Response
One way to improve mobile worker safety is to connect workers to live monitoring software. Our mobile worker solution, iNet Now, sends location, gas readings, and real-time alerts from personal gas detectors and area monitors to a cloud-based live monitoring software so you can easily monitor, escalate and respond to emergency situations. Safety managers can gain real-time visibility into location and wellbeing of mobile workers in remote areas without cellular coverage. Instant notifications through text messaging, email, and on-screen alerts allow for quick response in the event of a high gas, man-down, or panic situation.
The type of coverage available will determine which type of gateway you will need to get real-time gas readings. Cellular gateways are available to transmit real-time readings from remote locations, with the option of several cellular carriers. For locations that do not have cellular coverage, a satellite option is available. Our solution consists of Ventis® Pro5 personal gas monitors and a vehicle-mounted gateway with cellular and satellite connectivity ensuring communication coverage for mobile workers.
Having the ability to view worker status and location on a map that updates every 15 seconds can eliminate the tedious check-in process, allowing for improved productivity.