The solution operates acts like a traditional monitor, but also provides the advantages of integrated connected technology. In addition to traditional gas detection tools, G7 delivers automated tools to ensure compliance while empowering decision-making with industry leading business analytics.
Sean Stinson, VP Sales and Product Management, said: “Regulations require businesses to ensure that their gas detection fleet is fully tested, calibrated and regularly being used by personnel — this is one of the safety industry’s biggest gas detection challenges.
“The launch of G7 Insight includes a trade-in program to replace outdated ‘beep-and-flash’ gas monitors with a solution that automates and proves gas detection compliance for businesses, at a price you wouldn’t expect.”
Blackline claims that its software infrastructure automatically stores and processes compliance data for record keeping and reporting. Compliance managers no longer need to retrieve data from the field or review logs in order to understand their overall gas detection compliance. G7 Insight provides all of the tools and software required to achieve a real-time perspective and control over compliance programs. If employees need to calibrate their equipment in the coming days, managers can proactively monitor and manage the progress to ensure that all equipment remains in compliance.
The solution allows worker-worn G7c gas detectors to be used by teams just like a traditional monitor, even in areas with limited cellular coverage. Supported with internal 3G communications, G7c automatically uploads stored compliance data and gas readings to the Blackline Safety Network with as little as 10 minutes per day of wireless connectivity. To empower Blackline’s business analytics interface, G7c features internal location technology and tags each gas reading on a map. Operations teams are capable of mapping the position of gas exposures, along with the gas type and concentration, to plan proactive facility maintenance and reduce fugitive emissions.
The solution automatically manages all wireless communications, over-the-air firmware updates and configuration changes. Gas sensor testing and calibration firmware is built directly into G7c, allowing it communicate every bump test and calibration to the Blackline Safety Network. Automating G7c gas sensor testing and calibration, G7 Dock is a docking station that simplifies compliance programs and the overall cost structure of a connected system.
A range of optional services are also offered by the company, allowing businesses to customise the solution to their specific needs. These include the following:
- Real-time alerts including fall detected, no-motion (man-down), missed check-in, high gas, low gas, short-term exposure limit (STEL), time-weighted average (TWA) gas exposure limit, etc.
- Online emergency response management tools.
- 24/7 live monitoring from Blackline’s in-house Safety Operations Center.
- Two-way voice calling and messaging between the employee and live monitoring team.
- Premium sensors: photoionisation detector, chlorine, ammonia and carbon dioxide.
- Multi-gas pump cartridge for confined space entry and leak checks (coming soon).
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