MSA Safety has unveiled new technology aimed at transforming the UK’s gas detection industry.

Safety io utilises wireless technology and cloud-based computing to enable a broad range of “connected” safety activities and equipment.

Utilising MSA gas detection products as enablers, Safety io delivers the ability to remotely monitor gas level readings in the workplace, track the safety of associates, monitor instrument maintenance status and, in the event of an emergency, notify workers of the need to evacuate with the push of a button.

MSA said the technology aims to help those responsible for safety reach and exceed safety goals and eliminate unnecessary interruptions.

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Source: MSA Safety

“Safety io challenges safety-minded organisations to expect more from their gas detection systems and programmes,” Gustavo Lopez, General Manager for Safety io at MSA Safety, explained.

“We appreciate that safety managers can sometimes struggle to fully focus on and make meaningful progress toward their company’s strategic safety goals.”

“Often, their attention is re-directed to low-level tasks due to the interrupt-driven, data-starved reactive environment in which they operate.”

“Our Grid software services help safety managers to remove those distractions and simplify every aspect of their gas detection programmes, thus freeing up time to reinforce best practices and purse a safety-first, injury-free workforce.”

“Our ultimate aim is to transform safety managers’ detection programmes from a headache into an empowering safety platform. And by combining best-in-class MSA detectors with our web-based Safety io Grid services, we’re doing just that.”

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Source: MSA Safety

Established in 1914, MSA Safety designs, manufactures and distributes safety products all over the globe.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the company has manufacturing operations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US, employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide.