Energy company adopts Blackline’s remote safety monitoring

Calgary, AB –One of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies with operations in 27 countries placed a $1.3 million CAD purchase order with Blackline GPS (“Blackline” or the “Company”) (TSX V: BLN). The order consists of the new Loner® Bridge satellite enabled employee safety monitoring system with one year of associated services and will be deployed within the customer’s Western Canadian operations. Initial shipments of Bridge and Loner 900 units, including this order, are expected to begin in Blackline’s 4th quarter.

“Many enterprises operate in several regions not all covered with traditional cellular communication networks,” says Greg Rude, Vice President Sales of Blackline GPS. “Enterprises are looking for lone worker safety monitoring solutions that they can deploy company-wide, enabling seamless operation everywhere, including indoors and well beyond the reach of cellular coverage.” [Read more...]

Video: Lone Working Survival Guide Preview

An amusing 9-minute video by Live Action Media demonstrates some crucial points to consider when working alone.

  • Perform a Risk Assessment
  • Take Precautions to Mitigate Risks

In addition, business should also perform several additional steps to reduce risks to their lone workers:

  • Create a lone worker safety policy, either as a subsection of an existing safety policy, or as a stand-alone document
  • Perform a lone worker risk assessment to determine if your workers are at risk (Download Blackline’s Free Lone Worker Assessment Tool Here >>)
  • Actively monitor the safety of lone workers using a lone worker safety monitoring device

Utility Company Orders Blackline Lone Worker Safety Solution

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 7, 2014) - A prominent electrical utility company located in Western Canada has provided Blackline GPS (“Blackline” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:BLN) with a purchase order for the Company’s new Loner® Bridge System that provides employee safety monitoring capability to remote locations that are beyond the reach of cellular networks. Totaling over $825,000 CAD, deliveries of products will begin in fiscal Q4 of this year with service delivered over a two-year period from the time of product activation.

“Working in remote locations where cellular networks are not available presents a heightened level of risk for personnel,” says Clark Swanson, President of Blackline GPS. “This order underlines the effectiveness of our new Loner Bridge System in addressing this challenge – even enabling employees to be monitored inside field facilities.”

Blackline’s award-winning Loner suite of safety monitoring products enables employers to monitor the safety of personnel with a combination of automatic and manual safety alerting features including True Fall Detection®, person-down detection, missed check-in detection, an emergency latch, and silent emergency button. When safety incidents occur, Loner safety monitoring devices communicate the employee’s identity and precise location to monitoring personnel who are empowered to manage an efficient, pinpoint emergency response. Blackline’s technology has the capability to improve the outcome of employees who have suffered an injury, health incident, or physical assault. [Read more...]

5 Common Safety Practices That Are Putting Your Workers at Risk

By Garrett Genest | Originally published in OH&S Magazine on July 1, 2014

safety practices that are killing us Every day people go to work with the expectation that they will get home safely at the end of the day. To meet these expectations, businesses deploy various techniques and equipment to help keep their employees safe and healthy such as providing training or mandating the use of personal protective equipment. While many of these methods have improved safety, there are others in use almost universally that actually heighten the risk of injury or death of your employees. [Read more...]

Video: University of California Riverside and Loner Solutions

A recent video posted by the University of California Riverside outlines how the University has adopted Loner Safety Monitoring as its solution for lone workers – specifically those who work within a lab environment. This video does an excellent job demonstrating the benefits that labs and educational institutions can receive by adopting a robust and effective lone worker monitoring solution.

Keynote Video from the Loner Bridge System Launch Event

On June 19th 2014, over 150 visitors were in attendance to see Blackline GPS announce the release of its groundbreaking Loner Bridge System. Built from the ground up, the Loner Bridge System is the first solution of its kind capable of operating in areas where other safety monitoring devices cannot function effectively.

The keynote video from the product launch event is now available and can be viewed below.

Alberta Innovates Highlights Blackline GPS

Alberta Innovates has highlighted Blackline GPS and its developments with a video that was used at the TECTERRA Showcase event which occurred earlier this month.