In 2006, Red Wing, Minn.-based Capital Safety's i-Safe Intelligent Safety System became the first radio frequency identification (RFID) system dedicated to fall protection equipment tracking. Now the company has launched i-Safe 2.0, a significant upgrade that makes managing a safety program easier and more cost effective. i-Safe 2.0, engineered in response to customer feedback, boasts many new features and improved functions, advancing its safety equipment tracking capabilities.
The wireless data collection i-Safe system consists of a web portal for easy information management and a mobile device for on-site inspections. The system allows users to record and access information on inspections, inventory and use information, track equipment assignments by worker or location, view or download safety and equipment instructions, and access links to safety standards.
The software is web-based, so information is stored and updated to a database for easy access at any time. Real-time data provides accurate reports and up-to-date information. Data entry can also be customized to fit any application. A mobile reader allows for in-the-field inspections and information management on the jobsite.
Almost all DBI-SALA fall protection products are RFID-enabled and ready to be added to an i-Safe database. Retrofit tags are also available to outfit existing inventory from any manufacturer, as well as other equipment, such as ladders, fire extinguishers, power tools and more. The mobile reader scans the tags to record inspections, make job assignments or manage inventory in the field. Data is then uploaded to the interactive web portal.
“We've made a multitude of improvements, from appearance to report writing, designed to save the safety director's valuable time,” said John Fuke, global i-Safe manager, Capital Safety. “Our goal is to become indispensable to any company tracking and inspecting safety equipment. With i-Safe 2.0, we've made a significant leap toward achieving that goal.”
The web portal and mobile device now look more alike, and options on both are more intuitive. The portal features top-level navigation consisting of six tabs with drop-down menus. My i-Safe Dashboard provides a daily snapshot of inspection history, inspections due and inventory status at a glance. Data import, export and reporting options have improved, allowing the user to produce files in multiple formats complete with filtering and sorting capabilities, making report building fast and efficient.
All of this adds up to significant time and cost savings, and the improved data accuracy, customized applications, and intuitive functions make operation of the i-Safe system even more user friendly than before.
Capital Safety, a leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with nine operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.
For more information, visit www.capitalsafety.com.