• Michael DouglasPortable Area Monitoring for Hazardous Gas: Why It Matters

    You already know the importance of monitoring potentially contaminated air at your job-site, but how are you protecting your workers when they’re transporting or storing hazardous gases or vapour-producing liquids?  If you’ve got hazardous materials onsite in any capacity, there’s the potential for them to leak into the atmosphere, which is why continuous monitoring of the area is so important.

    Entry and work in confined spaces also pose a unique issue when it comes to gas detection. By their very nature, confined spaces are not designed for human occupancy and pose a variety of risks to those who enter. The risk of hazardous gas appearing unexpectedly is a reality. It’s your duty to ensure your workers are aware of any potential risks they may face so they can respond appropriately. So what’s the solution? Portable area gas monitoring.

    Why It Works

    Portable area gas monitoring is a flexible solution that allows you to create a gas monitoring perimeter between workers and hazards. You’ll be able to inform workers of the gas hazards present during an emergency situation, or even during routine maintenance on the jobsite. All you do is add the monitors where you need them, and they’ll communicate with each other to ensure your employees have a safe space to work. The majority of portable area gas monitors on the market today have loud audible alarms and brightly coloured warning lights to alert employees to both emergency gas and non-gas events, so they’ll know exactly when their instrument is alarming, and why. And with ability to determine what hazards are present without getting too close, you’re adding an extra layer of security by removing the need for your workers to examine the monitor up close.

    Be Ready For the Moment

    The Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor by Industrial Scientific is built to detect gas hazards 24/7 without the hassle of elaborate wireless setups and maintenance routines. Radius BZ1 just works, no questions asked, so your teams can focus on what’s important and be confident that their area monitors are ready for whatever comes their way.

    Whether setting up a perimeter, or monitoring leaks or confined spaces, the Radius BZ1 allows for flexible deployments to create buffers between workers and gas hazards. Loud audible alarms and different colored strobes for critical and non-critical events alert workers to the dangers present. They can focus on taking action in emergency situations by programming custom alarm action messages like “EVACUATE” or “VENTILATE” into the BZ1.

    Ready to learn more? Check out the Radius BZ1 video overview now.

     

    Michael Douglas | Market Segment Manager: Confined Space, Working at Heights & Respiratory Protection
    Levitt-Safety Limited Oakville


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