Increase Safety and Security with Sewio’s Employee Location Tracking System
Employees influence the success of the companies they work for. Sewio’s Real-Time Location System helps organizations safeguard their team members by improving their safety, reducing the time necessary for mustering and rescue operations, increasing security and streamlining location workhours reconciliation.
How Does Real-Time Indoor Employee Location Tracking Work?
Every employee, contractor or site visitor is provided with a tag that identifies their precise location in real-time. The tag can be featured in a standard visitor badge, like those issued at conferences, or in a watch, like those worn in public baths or aquaparks. Optionally, tags can also be attached to clothing, in the same way as with athlete monitoring.
The Benefits of Employee Location Tracking
Quicker Mustering Time
Even the most up-to-date paper-based mustering processes take a significant amount of time before finally securely discovering who is safe and who is still missing. The complexity of the process multiplies with the size of the facility, the number of floors within buildings and the amount of assembly (=muster) points. Digitalization of the mustering process significantly helps to decrease the time needed to complete it and brings real-time updates of those accounted for and those persons still missing, together with an instant evacuation list.
Faster Rescue Access to Injured Persons and Panic Buttons
In case of emergencies such as fires, explosions or gas leaks, the exact location of affected personnel is known, dramatically reducing the time necessary to rescue them. The location tags are also equipped with a “panic button” with a “man down” feature. In case of a heart attack, incapacitation or injury, the affected person can request help immediately by pressing the panic button, sending an alert with their current position to the control room and speeding up the rescue operation.
Improving Emergency Drills through Analysis
Having real-life historical data of the movements of all people and, eventually, also key objects during emergency drills helps to verify the validity of evacuation routes, reveal blockers, both in the paths and the processes, and streamline them. Facility emergency managers can use these real-life-based insights to handle special emergency scenarios in the best possible way, maximizing the safety of all people at the facility.
Geofencing and Decreasing Restricted Area Movements
Sewio RTLS’s geofencing feature allows you to set any number of virtual zones, representing geographic boundaries, and enable the automatic triggering of a response when a tracked tag enters or leaves an area. For example, when a person enters a warning zone, the IO link enabled light tower can signalize a possible danger and also alert the facility manager about the violation. If the person continues into the dangerous zone, the machine that represents a risk to the person’s health can be automatically stopped, preventing any threat of injury.
Increasing Safety by Creating a People-Aware Environment
Certain safety use cases combine people tracking with tracking moving objects, such as tracking forklifts, to prevent injuries. At unloading areas, forklifts are busy with their operations and at any time, anyone, such as the truck driver who just came with new cargo, can suddenly appear in the proximity of the forklift. By tracking both the forklift and the truck driver, the system can automatically alert the forklift operator on their screen that a person (the truck driver) has suddenly entered their operational zone to prevent a fatal injury.
Safety and Health Sensors Additional to RTLS
The tracking badge or tag worn by a person can feature additional sensors such as a radiation dosimeter, thermometer or carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration sensor. This then can inform the person immediately if they are being exposed to unhealthy or even risky levels of radiation, concentrations of CO2 or a high temperature for an impermissible period. The information can then be shown on displays within the facility or sent to the person’s mobile device.
Indoor People Navigation
Indoor navigation helps people, both employees or site visitors, by directing them to their planned destination in the shortest time and safest way possible. People can be guided by a mobile device, with the tracking tag either on the device or in the visitor badge. This benefit becomes even more important when supporting the movement of visually-impaired people, who can be easily vocally guided to their target spot.
Indoor People-Flow Analytics
People flow heatmaps and spaghetti diagrams show movement density and flow, helping to visualize the flow patterns and display analytics of the movements and interactions of the people and things in your physical space. They reveal the dwell-time patterns and highlight waiting times, allowing an increase of operational efficiency through process, space and workflow optimization. Knowing at which location and zone people spent their time can also be used for automatic workhours reconciliation for subcontractors.
Real-life Case Studies of Employee Location Tracking
Sewio Partners Delivering Employee Location Tracking
The Benefits of Using Sewio RTLS
Rechargeable UWB RTLS tags for employee location tracking with a battery life of years.
A fully scalable solution that allows you to customize existing tags, add thousands of trackable personnel and increase the coverage as your needs grow.
30 cm accuracy, which allows the full flexibility and variability of virtual zones without any changes of infrastructure.
Sewio RTLS is fully industry certified to guarantee reliable and scalable performance in even the harshest environments.
One flexible infrastructure suitable for multiple existing and future business cases.
We ensure you find the perfect certified and well-trained partner in your region for your project based on customer/partner fit.
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We have used Sewio RTLS for improving the mustering process of employees at a Canadian Oil & Gas facility. The combination of Sewio’s precise and reliable RFID technology with our domain and field expertise resulted into ten times shorter mustering process and overall increased safety by knowing who is where in real-time.”