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North Idaho Company Creates Voltage Detectors to Save Lives
By KREM2 News
“It’s an idea born in a dorm room. That idea has grown into a North Idaho company in the business of saving lives. They make one-of-a-kind safety equipment for electrical workers. As KREM 2’s Taylor Viydo explains, for the people behind the company, it’s personal.”
Made in the Northwest: Safeguard Equipment
POST FALLS, Idaho – Consider it a sixth sense for utility linemen or anyone who works around electrical threats. “Plain and simple, it saves lives,” said Tim Ledford, Safeguard Equipment‘s Chief Executive Officer. Compass is a wearable voltage detector that you attach to the brim of your hard hat….
Startup SafeGuard Equipment Energizes Investors
By The Spokane Journal of Business
“Three recent University of Idaho graduates, each hailing from families of electrical workers, have generated substantial attention from Spokane-area startup investors as a company they’ve founded, Safeguard Equipment Inc., develops a wristband that would notify users about an imminent threat of electrocution….”
Wearable Electrical Awareness
By Brady Hansen
“Nearly a third of workplace injuries are equipment-related. This includes mechanical errors, PPE failure, struck-bys, or pinches. That means if you reduce equipment-related injuries by 80 percent, you will cut your overall injury rates by about 24 percent.”
UI Grads Develop Safety Device to Reduce Electrocution Risk for Utility Workers
By Becky Kramer
“Three recent University of Idaho graduates have developed a device to help linemen and construction workers avoid electrocution. The device, scheduled to hit the market in late December, clips onto a hard hat. It alerts workers when they’re close to energized lines and other sources of electricity. “Our company vision is to save lives, give back and encourage others to innovate in their communities,” said Safeguard Equipment’s chief executive, Tim Ledford…”
An awareness of electrical hazards before they are felt. Today’s Safeguard Compass Personal Voltage Detector represents a groundbreaking achievement in Personal Voltage and Current detection. Its small form factor allows the unit to be placed in the user’s...
The wearable electrical awareness revolution – a wave of innovation to save lives. Like brooding vipers, dangerous voltages and currents lurk throughout the modern workplace. Every year, hundreds are struck by them and experience the searing heat and intense pain of...
The Importance of Current Detection. In one of the many court cases involving powerline electrocution, the shark-like prosecuting attorney concluded: “An uninsulated high voltage power line carrying a deadly current must be considered one of the most dangerous...
The Safeguard Compass has received a lot of attention from those looking to enhance their personal safety. For many, the decision to purchase has been an easy one. Once we show potential customers how simply the Compass device works and what it does, the response has...
A hero who fought to help others climb For many brothers and sisters within the electrical industry, the day of March 20th will pass quietly. Protected with training, personal protective equipment, and well-established safety rules their job duties will be...
She turned the water off and stepped out of the shower. Pausing for a moment, she listened to the sounds of the household. Her mother’s ear quickly determined that the children were playing with dominos in the living room, giving her time to fix her hair. With a towel...
An Old Model Utilities represent one of the oldest continuous business models in existence. For well over a century, the fundamentals of delivering electrical energy have remained the same. Many power companies operating today began during the horse and buggy era....