One of the most critical elements of workplace safety is not the obvious visible safety concerns but the unseen hazards — things like oxygen deficiency, explosive atmospheres, and toxic gasses.
Gas detectors provide a reliable, highly responsive way to assess and monitor oxygen, flammability, and toxicity levels. When equipped with the necessary site-specific sensors the presence of gases can be quickly identified, ultimately keeping your workers safe during routine work duties, confined space entry or rescue operations. Gas detectors should support; continuous readings of gas hazards, fully visible and audible alarms, tracking capabilities, wireless connectivity to an attendant, supervisor or a central office, complete with full data logging and recording. Wireless monitoring capabilities can be integrated with your risk management, predictive analytics forecasting, and facility monitoring systems for centralized real-time data access and alarm warnings.
GAS DETECTION AND DIGITALIZATION
Gas detection is now state-of-the-art. Digitalization has allowed for a total safety solution for hazardous environments, protecting the lives of workers wherever they’re at risk. Gas detection also turns safety into a strategic advantage – by reducing costs, increasing operational uptime, and driving productivity. Advances in technology have allowed for head-to-toe personal protective equipment; fixed and portable gas detectors, as well as software, sensors, and other connected technologies for real-time safety monitoring, analytics, and safety administration.
Today’s technology has advanced so much that alerts for an SOS, man down, trips or falls, gas detection and missed check in with GPS locators is all available and systems are so efficient they alert offsite and onsite first responders through 24/7 real-time communication and monitoring systems. EnviroMed has a suite of solutions for oil and gas companies, fire safety organizations, and other industrial sectors that have gas event or lone worker considerations. That makes things a lot safer, and safety managers can sleep at night knowing that risks have been mitigated and people will go home safe every day.
Ensuring unseen hazards are identified and mitigated is the goal of making gas detectors one of the primary foundations of best safety practices on the worksite.
Have you identified places where potential gas leaks may happen?
Do you know when and how a lack of Oxygen will affect your safety?
Do explosion hazard zones exist at your worksite?
Are there areas where toxic gas accumulations can occur?
Has your workplace been assessed to ensure all the unseen hazards are mitigated?
Are you equipped with qualified professionals to identify hazards that ensure you have the right equipment on hand to guarantee everyone will go home safe at the end of the day?
These are the questions of the industrial world today.
Invisible dangers present themselves in unsuspecting places which is why EnviroMed Detection Services of Paradise, Newfoundland has spent the last three decades developing safety systems for invisible dangers at work. Lee Parmiter, CEO of EnviroMed says, “We supply gas detectors because they support the unseen risks on the job. Harsh and rigorous conditions on job sites can affect gas detection and sensors, so we promote a method of bump testing confirmed with regular calibrations and a qualified team that ensures safety is always number one.”
Part of having a reliable gas detection solution for your company is working with qualified professionals in gas detection. Tony Fowler, Field Service Technician CTech with EnviroMed Detection Services says, “When it comes to fixed gas detection systems, they are meant to operate and detect gases 24/7 and to give people peace of mind that they are working in a safe environment. Most of these systems operate so seamlessly that people tend to forget they are even there and sometimes overlook the essential maintenance aspect. As with regular smoke detectors in your home, you may see lights on it, but you should test it and/or replace it on a set schedule to ensure it works when you most need it too. The same goes for fixed gas detection systems in the workplace. You want to know it is protecting you and will work when you need it too and that involves having the required service and maintenance completed as recommended by the manufacturer. Nearly all gas detection systems today are recommended, required, or legislated to be assessed a minimum of every 6 to 12 months.”
EnviroMed will assess work settings, test for gas detector inaccuracies and ensure systems are in place and working at optimal levels. Greg Bourden, PTech Service Technician with EnviroMed, says, “Bump Testing – It is a simple test that could save a life! The safest course of action is to expose the sensors to a concentration of target gas that is capable of initiating a low alarm condition before each day’s use. Even a manual Bump Test is very simple and takes only a few seconds to accomplish. Just apply a known concentration of calibration gas that is capable of activating the audible and visual alarms. The only thing worse than a portable safety gas detector that doesn’t work is a portable safety gas detector that you DON’T KNOW doesn’t work!”
Lee says, “There are so many different ways that harmful gasses can contaminate the air or displace Oxygen on a job site or work setting. This makes gas detection a primary ‘safety first’ consideration in any safety plan as lives are at stake from this Invisible Danger! The cost of not having the right gas detection equipment and not ensuring it’s operating properly could lead to the loss of life, injured workers and a company reputation disaster. Not being prepared is not an option and industry stakeholders have responded and mandated gas detection throughout most industrial work settings.”
Lee says, “We are committed to working with our clients to keep their safety record perfect. We offer a highly qualified team that can assess, monitor, advise, bump test, calibrate and commission so that alarm and controls equipment monitoring the unseen dangers of workplace settings are fully equipped, operational and working successfully. It’s quite simple, we take care of the invisible dangers, and you keep your people safe!”
EnviroMed Detection Services, 145 McNamara Drive Paradise, NL A1L 0A7 CANADA
Call us now: (Tel) 709-368-9000 | (Toll Free) 1-800-561-0043 | (Fax) 709-368-1256
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SOURCE & GRAPHICS: EnviroMed, Honeywell
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