OnGuard Lone Safety

Worker Productivity

Worker productivity is crucial to gain a competitive advantage. Increasing the output per every dollar spent has become increasingly difficult. Workflows and efficiency of machines have been optimized to a maximum and additional cost savings are hard to achieve. Significant improvements, however, can still be made by improving the collaboration and information flow between workers. A good communication strategy is necessary to ensure urgent communication is clearly distinguished from non-urgent communication. This will also increase safety as workers know what type of medium will provide communication that they need to answer immediately. In addition, a good communication strategy enables the sharing and accessing of relevant information that provides further context when needed. OnGuard offers a broad portfolio of communication solutions that help reduce investment and increase productivity company-wide.

Situational Awareness

Being able to see where your co-workers are can make a big difference when they need your help. At a glance, you can see where everyone is and tapping on a user allows you to jump to their location. If you long press on a user, you have the option to use turn by turn navigation to get to them quickly.

Users are able to not only see each other but also see geofences. If a user enters a danger zone they get notified and instructed to exit the zone. The user will be able to see the boundaries of this zone to make sure they take the shortest route out of the zone. This increased level of situational awareness leads to a higher level of safety but also increased productivity as workers can easily call in support from nearby co-workers.

Messaging

In the mobile workspace, text messaging should be the least urgent method to transmit information. It’s too distracting and takes too much time to answer often requiring to take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). However, messaging can still be an important component to communicate with a worker for non-urgent messages as long as the worker knows that this alert for a text message means he or she doesn’t have to answer immediately.

PTT

PTT is a great way to organize group communication. Dedicated groups allow for address specific people to get quick answers. The fact that the transmitted voice is immediate on all other receiving devices, makes it a highly effective tool for urgent communication. OnGuard provides a PTT over cellular service and also integrates with other PTT providers so that dispatcher can easily reach out in case of an emergency.

Hands-Free Full Duplex

Full duplex has the great advantage of being completely hands-free. The worker can continue with his job without taking his hands off the gear instead of being required to press a push-to-talk (PTT) button. Communication can happen one-to-one or one-to-many in a conference call. This makes it the most efficient medium for urgent communication.

Video

Sometimes words are not enough and a picture is worth a thousand words. According to this logic, a video is worth a trillion words. Providing a short video of a scene or an incident helps to make sure that there are no misunderstandings and allows for the right equipment and people to be brought to the scene to quickly resolve an incident.
  • “OnGuard has helped us meet our legislative requirements, they have made us confident that we are investing in the very best technology available to protect our employees.”

    Suncor EH&S Advisor
    Neil Gamble
    Suncor EH&S Advisor
  • “With extremely long distances between our customer’s facilities and emergency services, we needed to make sure that our workers felt secure and supported in the event of an emergency. The instant communications and professional emergency monitoring, provide that security for all of our facilities.”

    Digital Transformation Manager, Telstra Mining Services
    Ian Ross
    Digital Transformation Manager, Telstra Mining Services
  • “OnGuard far exceeds our expectations and gives us the confidence that our investigators are kept safe, no matter what situation may arise.”

    Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations BCSPCA
    Shawn Eccles
    Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations BCSPCA
  • “With OnGuard, we know where our enforcement staff are at all times and with the scheduled check-in system and panic button, we trust that OnGuard has our backs.”

    Enforcement Resource Specialist,
 Calgary Parking Authority
    Evel Kiez
    Enforcement Resource Specialist,
 Calgary Parking Authority
  • “When we needed to protect our workers during the night shift, we looked to OnGuard to provide the security that we would be monitored 24/7/365. OnGuard has far surpassed our expectations and given us the piece of mind we can’t live without.”

    Fire Chief, Labrador City Fire Department
    Joe Power
    Fire Chief, Labrador City Fire Department

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