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Triax Technologies, Inc. provider of technology for the connected jobsite, has announced Spot-r EvacTag, the first construction-specific solution of its kind to alert workers to a jobsite evacuation in real-time. Integrated with Triax’s proprietary network and wearable clip, Spot-r EvacTag augments current evacuation procedures with a high-decibel, highly visible alert. Designated personnel can trigger each EvacTag on site simultaneously via the Spot-r dashboard, and upon hearing or seeing the alert, workers are trained to evacuate to their muster point. The Spot-r dashboard allows supervisors to account for real-time worker headcounts and locations during evacuations, via their Spot-r Clips, helping to ensure fast and safe egress. “Until now, construction firms didn’t have an effective or scalable way to notify the entire jobsite in the event of an emergency evacuation,” says Chad Hollingsworth, co-founder and CEO of Triax Technologies. “Contractors typically relied on air horns or costly, custom alarm systems which become ineffective as structures are built and the project scope increases. By enabling supervisors to trigger an audible, visual site-wide alarm, Spot-r EvacTag significantly strengthens existing evacuation procedures and provides critical visibility that supports our core safety mission.”
Placed on each floor or near each exit, Spot-r EvacTag is a plug-and-play solution that requires no daily maintenance and easily adheres to any surface. In the inherently hazardous construction environment with competing noises and priorities, Spot-r EvacTag supplements the alerts sent to each worker’s Spot-r Clip with a high-decibel siren and LED lighting. Designated supervisors can trigger Spot-r’s evacuation alarm via its cloud-based dashboard, accessible from any smart device or desktop. The dashboard also provides real-time headcounts and worker locations by floor and zone, allowing supervisors to monitor evacuation progress.
“When it comes to site evacuation, every second counts,” says, Don Naber, senior vice president with Gilbane Building Co. “We are excited about the Spot-r EvacTag because it significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to evacuate workers. Also, because Spot-r lets us track worker headcounts and locations in real-time, we can be sure everyone is accounted for. The safety benefits it offers are critical.” Spot-r EvacTag is intended to increase safety and enhance current safety best practices on the jobsite, and should be used in conjunction with, and not as a replacement to such practices.