Alberta based company will provide cloud-connected wearable safety devices
Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN) has secured a four-year contract valued at $2.7 million with a major U.S. upstream energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The deal, announced today, will see Blackline providing over 800 G7c cloud-connected wearable safety devices, 40 EXO cloud-connected area monitors, and 75 G7 Docks to the energy giant. This marks a transition away from a competitor’s products, which the company had used for the past 30 years.
According to Blackline Safety, the decision to switch was driven by the energy company's commitment to worker safety and the need to better protect their workforce, particularly those operating alone across vast geographic regions. Key factors in Blackline's favour included its real-time connectivity and specialized features designed for lone worker safety.
"The customer evaluated Blackline’s connected safety devices in comparison to products from their long-term supplier. It took less than a week for G7c to stand out for its broad connectivity range, and the ability to see where their lone workers might be in imminent danger so they can make sure their people are safe," remarked Sean Stinson, president and chief growth officer at Blackline Safety.
Stinson further highlighted the appeal of the EXO area monitor, which impressed the energy company with its capacity to oversee critical infrastructure such as rigs, tank batteries, and wellsites during repair and maintenance operations. "With no power, Wi-Fi, or infrastructure requirements, EXO’s drop-and-go setup is exactly what they were looking for," Stinson added.
Blackline's acclaimed G7 personal gas detectors and EXO area gas monitors, engineered for rugged conditions and equipped with location-enabled technology, offer layers of protection crucial for emergency scenarios. The inclusion of G7 Dock, a user-friendly solution for calibrating, bump testing, and charging G7 devices, further enhances the efficiency and reliability of Blackline's safety ecosystem.
This agreement underscores the growing demand for comprehensive, integrated safety solutions tailored for lone workers, gas detection, and area monitoring. Protecting over 800 workers, the multiyear contract reinforces Blackline's position as a leader in connected safety technology.
"We unseat the competition because Blackline products set the standard for the safest lone worker solution on the market," Stinson asserted. "We’ve innovated a stagnant industry and elevated the bar to keep workers safer than they have ever been."
The collaboration between Blackline Safety and the U.S. energy company represents a significant stride towards safeguarding the well-being of workers in high-risk environments, signaling a new era of innovation and excellence in industrial safety standards.