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Lone worker device with gas detection

11 December 2017

Blackline Safety has announced G7c, which is claimed to be the world’s first ATEX-certified connected gas detector with 3G wireless, two-way voice communication and live monitoring.

Gone are the days of traditional gas detectors that functioned like smoke alarms, notifying only the wearer of dangerous gas levels. With 3G connectivity, Blackline’s live 24/7 monitoring team automatically connects with workers in distress, managing real-time emergency responses or evacuations when required. The G7c is also Zone 0-certified for use in potentially explosive work environments. 

Blackline Safety is said to be the only manufacturer to offer a connected lone worker and wireless gas detection system with field-replaceable cartridges. With Blackline’s exclusive modular design, teams can customise gas detectors to any industry, application or scenario — choose between a Single- or Quad-gas cartridge, then select from a range of gas sensors including hydrogen sulphide, oxygen, carbon monoxide and flammable gases. Blackline’s affordable G7 Dock automates bump tests and gas sensor calibrations. 

It can be difficult for many businesses to prove their gas detection program compliance. The Blackline Live web portal provides businesses with the opportunity to wirelessly configure G7c devices and track the compliance of their fleet — every bump test and calibration is wirelessly communicated to the Blackline Safety Network, driving a real-time compliance report. The online dashboard provides up-to-date indicators for G7c equipment use and whether any systems are not compliant according to calibration or bump testing requirements. With built-in wireless, there's no software to install, no Wi-Fi networks to configure and no expensive intrinsically safe smartphones with Bluetooth connections to manage.