DETROIT—Officials at Guardhat, the Detroit-based developer of intelligent hard hats that report workers’ health conditions, announced the release the “Guardhat Lone Worker solution.”
The new system automates critical safety alerts and incident management so that industrial operators that work alone, distributed, or in remote locations get home safe at the end of each shift.
Automated safety check-ins within the Guardhat Lone Worker solution help ensure worker safety without burdening the worker. Full audio-visual communications allow quick connection to workers in need of emergency support or a second opinion on a job task.
The solution helps companies respond to safety threats in real-time, better understand and act on threats in the field and transition to proactive safety—preventing incidents before they occur—through location awareness, audio-visual communications, automated check-ins, trend and root-cause analysis and sophisticated rules-engines around hazard notifications and incident response. The Guardhat Lone Worker solution deploys rapidly, as quick as two days, via a SaaS platform with flexible hosting options, and integrations with a range of field devices, including a downloadable app.
“Industrial work can be hazardous and is made more so when it’s done in isolation,” said Nirmal Chudgar, chief product officer at Guardhat. “Many of the solutions available today for lone worker safety fall short. They can be cumbersome in the field, and to supervisory or admin staff and corporate IT teams. Even the best solutions don’t provide a lot of value beyond the immediate alert. That’s why we built this.”
The Guardhat Lone Worker also offers hazardous work check-ins, fall detection, worker-down alerts, and digital incident management with workflows configurable to each organization’s standard operating procedures. The solution can automatically trigger emergency response, supervisor alerts and follow-up activities like training, hazard mitigation and more as needed.
A sophisticated alerts engine shares urgent notifications to specified users or groups via SMS, phone calls, emails, and the centralized, cloud based Guardhat Safety Control Center dashboard.
The offering works with ruggedized wearable devices from Guardhat, Guardhat partners, as well as the Guardhat Lone Worker App downloadable to commercial-off-the-shelf devices, already in the field today.
The Guardhat Lone Worker solution will be available globally in March 2022. Pilot programs are available now. For more information, visit www.guardhat.com/solution#loneworker.