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MSA Safety launches Safety io to remotely monitor gas level readings

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Safety products manufacturer MSA Safety is set to transform the UK’s gas detection industry with the launch of its Safety io technology.

Safety io is a software services company founded and owned by MSA Safety. Its uses wireless technology and cloud-based computing to enable a wide range of ‘connected’ safety activities and equipment.

Using MSA gas detection products as enablers, Safety io is able to remotely monitor gas level readings, track the safety of workers, monitor instrument maintenance status and, in the case of an emergency, notify workers of the need to evacuate with the push of a button.

“Safety io challenges safety-minded organisations to expect more from their gas detection systems and programmes,” commented Gustavo Lopez, general manager for Safety io at MSA Safety. “Ultimately, the needs of those that use our Safety io technology are always the most important consideration.

“And while developing next-generation safety technology is of course hugely dependent on innovation, truly listening to and understanding customer needs and feedback to engineer the necessary hardware and software functionality is of equal importance. It’s listening carefully to customers’ feedback and applying those learnings in an innovative way that produces next generation safety technology.

“We appreciate the 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.”