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ATEX-rated SOS device monitored by safety management software

06 August 2020

UK-based Vatix has developed a range of wearable SOS devices to complement its Protector software system. One product suitable for hazardous environments is the Sentinel ATEX, a device which ensures vulnerable workers can raise an alert at any time when working in a hazardous area.

Image: Vatix
Image: Vatix

(Click here to view the product in PPTex August)
The Sentinel is fully accredited to both EN60079-0 & EN60079-11 and also works as a man down system where an alert is raised automatically if a worker becomes incapacitated.
The Sentinel has a battery life of up to 20 hours and will alert the wearer when the device has low battery, minimising the risk of the device switching off unexpectedly. The Sentinel is rated up to IP67 and offers full two-way audio in the event of an incident. Lastly, a dedicated SOS button on the front of the device reduces the risk of the user mistakenly raising an alarm by pushing the wrong button.
The Sentinel ATEX, along with Vatix’ other devices, all report back to the company’s Protector software program. The safety management system allows safety incidents to be logged and added to a virtual timeline, offering an overview of an incident. Alarms are automatically recorded while custom incident types can be created to record any non-emergency incidents.
Users and devices can be managed by assigning safety devices to those who need them. Comprehensive user-specific details, such as medical information, can also be stored. A real-time overview of a location is provided via a map which shows users moving around a site. GDPR regulations can still be complied with as Protector users can choose what data can be shown. Protector can also be used to generate incident reports and analytics of past events to help prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.

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