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Using PushGeo with People

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PushGeo is a project started by Positive Frontiers. The core objective of Frontiers is to help humans - PushGeo is no exception to that and we continue to work hard at ensuring that it does this. One of the most important objectives of PushGeo was and is to provide contextual information to people working on contruction sites. For example - ensureing that operatives can easily find information relating to equipment they may need to work with. (PUWER Regulations in the UK require this by law.)

Care for humans

Positive Frontiers take the protection of humans very seriously. We reserve the right to revoke access to our service and any data generated by it if we believe that harm or risk to humans is or could be caused. That said - there are many potential use cases for PushGeo in the protection and assistance of humans bearing our tags. Each implimentation will be different and we cover some in more detail below. In each case, third party devices and additional software, apps or programming may be required.

  • Access control
  • Tags can be used to grant or limit access to doors, gates, vehicles, equipment and many other things.

  • Time Logging
  • Tags can provide supporting evidence of the duration a person wearing the tag is present in a particular location.

  • Exposure at geographic locations
  • Some locations are problematic and protecting humans means known how long they are present. This can be used to set alerts or alarms, or simply make a record.

  • Contextual information
  • When people are wearing tags that can be scanned or tracked, in combination with tracking of equipment or materials - contextual information can be pushed to them pertaining to that equipment or those materials when they are in the same place. Hence when a person is within 2m of a COSHH cabinet - then they might recieve a push notification. We have expanded on this use-case below.

  • Human relations
  • Relationships are key in most walks of life and understanding how they are working or not working can be important in the success of any project. We believe much can be gained by engineering environments that encourage personal interaction with associates in the workplace, schools, hopsitals and other environments too. Our tags could help with temporary studies that aim to understand human activity in the built environment.

  • Lone working
  • Working alone is sometimes problematic in certain environments, generating alerts to individuals when they are working alone can be a protection in many ways. PushGeo tags allow this function by enabling third-party apps to accurately locate wearers in relation to one another over any distance.

Implimentation Example One

In the example of Contextual Information as given above. PushGeo tags allow information that is specific to a given set of circumstances - related to time and place, to be identified.

For example; We will use the example of a piece of lifting equipment. Normally such an item would not have a GPS locator tag because they are bulky, difficult to attach and too expensive to install on smaller pieces of equipment that might be changed regularly. In this case both the operative and the equipment carry a PushGeo active tracking tag.

Within the work area is a PushGeo scanning device that is looking for active tags. When they are identified, the location of each one is identified to within a few meters.

In the case above - the operative has entered the same space as the lifting equipment. Their company app is connected to PushGeo database and cross references the unique ID of the lifting equipment identified by PushGeo scanner - with the companies own LOLER register. The check finds that the equipment no longer has a valid lifting certificate and could be dangerous to use.

Thanks to PushGeo and the operative who is dutifully wearing their company badge with PushGeo tracking - the company app can send a push notification to the operative identifying that the equipment should not be used - and requires actions for maintenance or replacement.

Implimentation Example Two

In a difference example. An operative has strayed into the exclusion zone of an operational piece of plant.

The PushGeo scanner can see both the operatives helmet-tracker and the tracker on the plant machinery. While the PushGeo system is simply reporting the location and time of each article and operative - the companies own computer is simply monitering the PushGeo database and performing a two calculations - distance and time.

An alarm sounds loudly and both the plant operator and the straying operative on the ground find their phones wildly buzzing in their pockets. They are aware of what this means due to training and quickly pay attention to their surroundings - identifying the close proximity to each other and correcting what could have been a serious incident.