Why Is Real-Time Data Important?

Although most agree that real-time data benefits safety programs by providing information that leads to better decision-making, some may wonder if real-time data is as crucial as they’ve heard.

A gas detector that is continually calibrated and bump-tested is a powerful personal protective device. But it alone is not enough to help ensure the highest level of safety, which is why having connected systems is important. A connected system combines real-time data, connected PPE/detection wearables, and advanced software solutions so you can have the best possible visibility for your workers, worksites and workflows. This type of connectivity enables visibility that can lead to a stronger safety program and improved safety outcomes. Leading to a strategic connected platform, real-time data helps increase safety, decrease risk, and promote productivity. 

Remote workforces leave safety managers disconnected from what’s happening on the job. When safety is a top priority, how can safety managers be on top of an unsafe incident, especially when time matters? By utilizing real-time data through wearable devices, safety managers can ensure that lone workers are actually visible through the connected platform. If workers, worksites and workflows are not connected, there’s likely going to be too much lag time between incident and information, which is more costly when thinking of worker safety and infrastructure. Real-time data also gives safety managers continuous situational awareness, receiving gas exposure alerts, man-down alarms, panic button presses, and device concern warnings in real-time so you can act as swiftly as possible. It also simplifies compliance and improves productivity to reduce risk and costly downtime.

Gas detector check-ins and check-outs can be extremely slow and inefficient. They are, however, crucial to ensuring that workers use their PPE devices correctly and that the devices are properly returned to the fleet. Sometimes, devices become lost, which could mean the loss of data if not found. However, safety managers can assign a device to a worker, enabling real-time, worker-specific data. That, in turn, can lead to significant operational efficiencies, such as automated check-in and check-out, increased worker accountability, a faster understanding of what’s happening with each worker, and easier identification of non-compliant workers.

Safety is our top priority, which is why we offer a variety of Wired and WireFree easy-to-use, robust and configurable gas detectors. Made in the USA, our high-quality products are capable of detecting both toxic and non-toxic gases for diverse applications. If you would like more information about a product or gas detection topic or need more specific assistance regarding gas detection for your application, contact our team today.