Five UK water utilities now deploying connected worker solutions across their operations to keep workers safe
Calgary, Canada—Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader of gas detection and connected safety solutions, today announced the close of two contracts with UK Water Authorities valued at $2.2 million. With this, Blackline has now secured its 5th water authority contract in the United Kingdom.
The first contract is a new customer including a 3-year service contract, valued at $0.5m and replaces the company’s existing gas detection fleet with Blackline Safety’s G7 connected wearables.
The second contract, valued at $1.7m, is an expansion and upgrade of the existing deployment of Blackline Safety G7 lone worker devices to include gas detection. New G7 gas detection units are also being added, to replace legacy non-connected devices.
“The combination of a customer renewing and expanding their G7 deployment, along with a new Water Authority signing on, demonstrates our understanding of the water and wastewater challenges—a key growth market for us,” said Cody Slater, CEO and Chair for Blackline Safety.
Over the last four years, five of the 12 UK Water Authorities have gone to RFP for gas detection and/ or lone worker safety solutions – and Blackline Safety G7 has been chosen each time.
“These new contracts confirm the digital transition of the UK water industry to smart, connected wearable technology that gives valuable insights via real-time data, to improve safety for their people and ensure that everyone goes home safe. The G7 is an all-in-one solution for lone worker safety, gas detection and compliance”, said Gavin Boorman, Managing Director for Blackline Safety Europe.
About Blackline Safety
Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safely each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations with coverage in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of people, having reported over 155 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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