Vanguard Wireless Blog

Vanguard Wireless Blog

News, opinion pieces, guides and interesting information for businesses who focus on safer work spaces

Working With Human Error

‘Human Error’ has long been identified as a contributing factor to incident causation Commonly cited statistics claim that human error is responsible for anywhere between 70-100% of workplace safety incidents.  While it's tempting as a business to apportion blame to a person or group of people, it ignores conditions and processes that may have contributed to the incident. It also highlights that no matter how 'safe' your workplace is, there's always a chance that a workplace emergency will occur when humans are involved.
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Digitizing Evacuations

Your Emergency System Should Be Evolving Traditional evacuation systems require a fair amount of specialist installation, management and maintenance because they tend to be hard wired and permanently positioned. They also use a ‘press and guess’ approach in that there’s little visibility on the system’s power or connectivity. That leads to a high level of assumption that when a worker triggers an alert, the system will work. But in an emergency event that’s not good enough. Technology is constantly evolving to utilise 21st-century innovations and the powerful computer we’re all carrying around in our pockets. Emergency systems should be evolving as well.
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Customisations Value You, The Customer

We live in a high tech world Every industry is embracing digital innovation to maximise business opportunities and take advantage of benefits like enhanced agility and process improvement. Digital technologies are constantly evolving to utilise 21st century innovations and the powerful computer we’re all carrying around in our pockets.
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Protecting Workers With World First Cellular Units

As buildings around the country age, and prime real estate becomes less available, refurbishment projects are becoming increasingly common. However, these projects are more challenging than new construction projects because they require operators to accommodate existing structures, often with confined spaces and limited access. This can pose a greater safety risk for workers who must work in an environment initially constructed to adhere to different building regulations.
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The Best Way To Approach Retrofitting

Approaching Retrofitting The Right Way When we’re engaged to quote on a system, often it’s for a customer who wishes to install within an existing structure. Given Vanguard Wireless systems utilise a mesh RF and/or cellular connection, our systems don’t need to be hard wired into a building, particularly if the devices will be battery powered. Thus retrofitting our systems require little to no additional investment.
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See Vanguard Wireless' Evacuation Sirens In Action

We've taken some videos of our sirens in action. For their small size they're very loud, particularly when we're testing them in our warehouse!
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