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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.

A Quanta Services Company Confirms: Safeguard COMPASS® Stops Sh*t from Killing You

A Quanta Services Company Confirms: Safeguard COMPASS® Stops Sh*t from Killing You

How a Quanta Services company lineman and crew avoid electrocution   On September 2nd, 2020 at approximately 10:32 am in Port Arthur, TX, a Lineman from a Quanta Services company was the subject of another STKY success.   Otherwise known as “Sh*t That Kills You,” STKY is a common acronym coined by Quanta Services referring to a scenario in which a life-threatening incident occurs and...

Adjusting COMPASS® Sensitivity Settings

Adjusting COMPASS® Sensitivity Settings

How to adjust the sensitivity settings of Safeguard COMPASS®   Once you've turned on your Safeguard COMPASS® and have verified that it is “on” by performing a Live-Dead-Live Test, you can then adjust the sensitivity settings of the device to your preference.  To do this, you will first need to check the voltage sensitivity setting your device is currently set to.   Hold the main button...

Turning On Safeguard COMPASS®

Turning On Safeguard COMPASS®

How to turn on your Safeguard COMPASS® When it comes to turning your Safeguard COMPASS® “on” and verifying that it is “on,” the first thing we need to realize is that it’s a passive device. When the device is turned on, it’s designed to be hunting for those electric fields perpetually and will not produce signals or alerts until it senses an electric field.   To turn the device on, press the...

Common L.O.T.O. Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

Common L.O.T.O. Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

Common L.O.T.O. Mistakes and How to Prevent Them In 2019 there were 166 injuries caused by exposure to electricity (ESFI, 2021). This number may seem relatively low when compared to the amount of people who work around electricity daily, but it is curious that there are still accidents, even with Lockout/ Tagout (L.O.T.O.) procedures in place.   One of the main reasons for such striking...

How PPE Can Save You Thousands

How PPE Can Save You Thousands

In 2016 alone, an estimated total of $151 billion dollars was spent by the nation, employers, and employees from work-related deaths and injuries. Learn how investing in a robust, ironclad safety program combined with quality personal protection equipment, and training can help streamline overall company expenses and productivity. 

The Fatal Threat Most Voltage Detectors Ignore

The Fatal Threat Most Voltage Detectors Ignore

Many companies have developed a variety of basic voltage detection devices to combat this threat, but even that line of defense has several stunning shortcomings including easily blocked sensors, inability to detect through basic shielding, and a near-universal lack of current detection capabilities.

History of Hard Hat Electrical Safety

History of Hard Hat Electrical Safety

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 peripherals. When an electric current or voltage is detected, Compass immediately triggers an alert. Capitalizing on its advanced sensor...

Personal Voltage Detector: Compass Pushing the Needle

Personal Voltage Detector: Compass Pushing the Needle

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 electrical current as it flows through their bodies. Fatalities, horrific burns, and damaged lives are the result. Sadly, many of...

Shark-Like Approach to Safety: The “Sixth-Sense” for Electrical Detection

Shark-Like Approach to Safety: The “Sixth-Sense” for Electrical Detection

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 contrivances known to man.” History would agree, over the years many people have made unintentional fatal electrical contacts with this...