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Best practices for drawing safe zones

Find out some tips and tricks for drawing accurate geofences.

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Written by Elli Goodman
Updated over a week ago

This article covers some tips and tricks we recommend to make the most out of our safe zone (geofencing) feature. Let's dive in πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Add a site access point

We always recommend adding your site access point and any walkway as a separate safe zone so you can turn on and connect devices in an area of designated safety.

Connect all safe zone edges

When you have multiple safe zones in one site, use the edit tool to drag the safe zone edges up to each other to cover all areas of safety.

For example: connect your safe access point safe zone to your walkway safe zone so track workers don't get alerted unnecessarily.

Extend the back edge of your safe zone

We recommend extending the back edge of your safe zone further into any safe working area if you can. Employees can then work right up to the edge, usually foliage or a fence without any alerts if they're at a line

Please note: if both sides of the path of work are unsafe, then please follow your standard safe zone measurement practices.

Example one: the geofence has been drawn right at the foliage edge. This might lead to unnecessary alerts as it leaves very little room for the movement needed by the team when carrying out their work.

Example two: rather than set the safe zone to be right along the tree edge, you can see we've extended it into the foliage. This would allow your employees to continue working with no unnecessary disturbances from alerts against the treeline.

Checklist for creating your site

  1. Create a safe zone for the safe access point

  2. Create safe zones for the worksite, including a walkway from the safe access point to the site

  3. Any asset icons added if needed

  4. Tended devices assigned to the project or added as an asset type if using our geotagging features

How to name your sites

We have a handy site feature where you can give each site within a project a custom name. We recommend making it clear and following your internal processes for ease.

For example: we set up a site for a project which internally at the company is coded as FG778JK. We need to add the safe access point, and work areas. We might label the safe access point site as "SAFE ACCESS POINT: FG778JK" and the walkway and worksite itself as "WORKSITE 1: FG778JK".

Keep in mind the full picture of your worksite

Per standard NR/L2/OHS/019 Issue 11, work with your responsible manager supervisor or COSS to get a full picture of what the worksite looks like on the ground.

For example: sometimes equipment vans may be parked at site access points but these are outside of the designated ongoing work area. If not factored into your geofences, employees may get unnecessary alerts every time they walk to to the van to get equipment.

Any questions or issues?

We're here to help! Simply pop us an at email, WhatsApp us on 07713682625 or drop us a message via live chat from the blue bubble in the corner of this page or within the Dashboard 😊

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