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How to use the ruler tool to draw accurate safe zones (geofences)
How to use the ruler tool to draw accurate safe zones (geofences)

Find out how to use the ruler tool to plan your worksites

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Written by Elli Goodman
Updated over a week ago

When drawing your safe zones (geofences) there are multiple tools to help ensure it is accurate to the information in your safe work pack. The ruler tool on the Dashboard allows you to draw to cm accuracy in a safe working area.

For example, you may be adjacent open line working and need to be a minimum of 2m away from an open line.

How to use the ruler tool to draw accurate safe zones

  1. Log in to the Tended Dashboard.

  2. Navigate to the project you would like to add a safe zone to or create a project.

  3. Open a pre-existing site or create one.

  4. Click on the 'Ruler' icon from the left-hand side. This is third from the bottom and looks like a small ruler.

  5. Click on the point you want to measure on the map, and click again when the ruler is at your desired distance and angle.

  6. Repeat as many times as you need to ensure your entire safe area can be drawn in the correct distance away from an area of danger.

Tended Tip: We recommend you do this at regular intervals along a track edge, to ensure the best accuracy and to help follow a curved track. You can then 'snap' your safe zone to these lines for quick safe zone creation.

What can I use the ruler tool for?

There are multiple ways to use the ruler tool:

  • Measure the distance away from an open line for the safe working area

  • Check the size/length of the safe working area

  • To easily 'snap' around a curved safe zone for accuracy of your geofence


Any questions or issues?

We're here to help! Simply pop us an at email support@tended.co.uk, 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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