Blackline Safetys single-gas detector, the G6

Product brings 'unprecedented' levels of connectivity to workplaces

Blackline Safetys single-gas detector, the G6

In 2022, Blackline Safety Corp. had finally presented the G6 personal gas detector to the public for the first time at the National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego, but what is it about this product that makes it revolutionary?

The G6 is designed to provide real-time safety data, a departure from traditional disposable detectors that rely on audio-visual signals. With its Internet of Things (IoT) cellular connectivity, the G6 offers features such as extended battery life, reduced false alarms, and a lower overall cost of ownership.

“With this new technology, we’re bringing unprecedented levels of connectivity to industrial workplaces, helping to reduce the risk of injury, boost productivity and bring proactive safety management to a new level,” Blackline Safety CEO Cody Slater said. “We’re responding to a direct need in the market, giving safety managers higher performing technology to access reliable, actionable data at their fingertips.”

Key features of the G6 include the following:

  • Connectivity: The device offers direct-to-cloud cellular connectivity and allows for comprehensive safety management through the Blackline Live software portal. It also supports improved incident response times with real-time notifications and GPS mapping.
  • Gas Detection and Analytics: The G6 can detect exposure to specific toxic gases and offers precise short-term exposure limit (STEL) monitoring. Its data accuracy is intended to reduce false alarms and provide detailed reporting and analytics.
  • Device Longevity: The G6 features a rechargeable battery that can last up to a year. Additionally, the device has a total lifespan of up to four years, which is notably longer than many of its competitors.

A 2022 survey conducted by Priority Metrics Group indicated that 75% of North American EHS managers saw a value in enhanced gas detectors. They are also in search of integrated solutions that allow for better data-driven decision-making. The G6 is the solution for these, offering both enhanced safety features and a design that requires minimal maintenance.