UTILITIES & PUBLIC WORKS
Working with natural gas, electricity and wastewater is dangerous—do you have the fastest emergency response plan in place when your team needs help?
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
Utilities & Public Works organizations are entrusted to build and maintain infrastructure for delivery of public services. While this industry has policies in place to offer reliable resources to the public, you need to ensure the right safety practices are in place to protect your most valuable asset—your employees.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), electrical-related incidents are the No. 1 cause of workplace fatalities in this industry. A study published by the National Safety Council in the United States reports hundreds of workplace fatalities and thousands of injuries occur each year due to electrical hazards alone. In addition, multiple incidents also occur in water and natural gas sectors, often resulting with workers on disability. Sometimes, these incidents are fatal.
YOUR SAFETY POLICY
Your teams often work alone for extended periods of time at wastewater treatment plants or up high on power lines. Working with high voltage materials, contaminated water, toxic chemicals and gases everyday can be hazardous.
From electrical engineers to maintenance personnel, you are responsible for the safety and well being of all of your lone workers.
Are the right processes in place to send help for your team when a safety incident occurs?
A BETTER WAY TO RESPOND
To make a difference, no time can be wasted in managing your emergency response.
Many organizations still use antiquated check-in procedures to ensure the ongoing safety of employees. This approach has proven it is not capable of responding fast enough, in real-time to make a difference for your lone workers.
Optimized emergency response time is at the core of Blackline Safety’s solutions. We provide all customers with the ability to quickly respond to injuries, health incidents and even animal attacks, in the shortest time possible.
In Utilities & Public Works applications where Blackline’s technology is used, responders can be directed in real-time not only to a precise outdoor location, but the exact floor and room an employee is located if indoors.
Our technology shaves minutes, even hours, off response time, when lone workers need help—regardless of location.