Thanks to the past, we can push towards the future.
The Safeguard Compass is a result of our never-ending push for higher safety standards in the workplace. Influencers of today’s safety technology have a variety of different roots ranging from Charles Dalziel to electroreception in sharks. Read our blogs to learn the history of the industry along with the critical improvements made in employee safety.
It is crucial for workers to be aware of high voltage lines and wires in which current is flowing because those lines represent hazards.
Disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes commonly result in power outages. The workers responding are at risk of work-related injuries.
The term “first responders” is used to designate anyone called to be the first on the scene to respond to an emergency.
Before the hurricane reached landfall in Florida, utility companies in Florida ordered thousands of COMPASS G2 personal voltage detectors.
On February 16, 1968, the first 911 call was made in Haleyville, Alabama. That call marked the advent of the 911 universal emergency call system, first proposed in 1957, that was engineered specifically to enable people anywhere in the United States to call one, single, easily-remembered number in the event of a fire, police, accident, or medical emergency.
Many people who work around live electrical wires and equipment all day are well-trained in safety protocols designed to protect them from electrocution and electric shock.
In certain types of jobs, most of the actual work takes place out in the field. This is typically the case for utility workers. Field workers play the most critical roles in the function and success of restoring power and maintaining the electrical grid for communities across the country.
We use electrical equipment so much in modern life that we can often forget how extraordinary it is. We think nothing of flipping on a switch when we need light or powering up our televisions whenever we get bored.
The new COMPASS Pro emergency response solution from Safeguard Equipment® is the most innovative and advanced personal voltage and current detector (PVCD) available.
Hurricane Ian: A Stark Reminder of the Need for Voltage and Current Detectors During Hurricane Season
As Hurricane Ian hit landfall in south Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, over 19,000 linemen have been assembled from power utility companies in Florida and at least 30 other states.