In the oil and gas industry, how many times have you heard the statement… “accidents happen” and “accidents are a part of life”...REALLY?? Accidents are preventable... Accidents are a thing of the past… those are the sayings we should be hearing, and OnGuard Lone Worker can go a long way to making that happen.
Not a day goes by when a new and often tragic story hits the headlines that tells a tale of sorrow and loss where an oil and gas worker is injured or killed in an industrial accident due to a safety oversight, not following protocol or a worker that is unprepared for the conditions of work.
If these workers were using the OnGuard Lone Worker system, the outcome could have been much better. A common, personal gas monitor wirelessly connected to the OnGuard Lone Worker system creates a dynamic gas detection and alerting system that can truly save lives. Without the benefit of wireless connectivity to the OnGuard safety system, a personal gas detector merely alerts a worker to the presence of a hazardous gas, but does nothing to inform or engage other workers or report to a safety team that there has been a hazardous exposure. When an MSA 4 or 5 gas detector is paired wirelessly with the OnGuard Lone Worker application, the situation changes dramatically. Now when a worker is exposed to a hazardous atmosphere, OnGuard transmits the GAS ALERT to all of the connected workers on site, the emergency response team and the administration. EVERYONE knows that there has been a gas release and an organized and prepared rescue team can respond without endangering any of the other workers.
With a robust set of features, designed to protect workers in the oil and gas industry, the OnGuard Lone Worker system can really save lives. From Fall Detection, Panic Button and Man Idle Detection, OnGuard can do it all. The HazLoc or Hazardous Location Mode, prompts the worker to check-in on a timed interval, creating a “Proof of Life” check-in that defines that the worker is OK and continuing to work.
Integration with ePTT or Push To Talk, provides the worker further protection by having an instant communications link that turns the cellular device into a high-performance walkie talkie. When a panic or fall has been detected, the ePTT emergency channel is automatically opened and communication can be initiated to determine the condition of the worker.