Job Safety

July 10, 2011

So What will Alertometer App Do?

Many people have asked about what our new iPhone App system will do. Basically it converts the iPhone into a portable human impairment testing device and allows test results to be uplinked to a common server. A corporate safety manager will be able to link to his operators and ask them to test out at certain critical points in the work day. For example, a trucking company may ask its drivers to check in with a test result prior to going on overtime. Or a vessel bar pilot who has been taking medication may be asked to check in before assuming command. A crane operator may want the entire crew to check in before jacking up a crane. You get the idea. It is a flexible tool that can be used in any number of ways.

The intent is to use the Alertometer system at specific points where impairment on the part of an operator could have major consequences. The convenience and portability of the iPhone makes this easy to do and quick. No excuses.

So when will this be ready? Our programmers should have the beta version ready by the end of August. This will be a fully functional version for the iPhone. Most of the bells and whistles will be incorporated in this version but certain features will be open for customization depending on customer needs. For example, the initial version is open for worker registration. If a customer wants us to limit registration to a pre approved list, we can do that with some custom programming. Other features can be added such as a notification function that allows safety managers to braodcast notices to employees regarding best safety practices or anything else. Every customer is different and we are prepared to make this system fit the customer, not the other way around.

Let us know your needs and, rest assured, an Android version is on the way, and iPad. Customers interested in beta testing should let us know because we want to run the system with a limited user base for six months before adding new users. We have been testing it internally, of course, but there is no substitute for field testing.

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