Blackline Safety secures $2.2 million in contracts with UK water authorities

Mike Edwards   


Gavin Boorman, managing director of Blackline Safety Europe (right) and Cody Slater, CEO and chair of Blackline Safety.

Blackline Safety Corp. of Calgary, a developer of gas detection and connected safety solutions, has 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 $0.5 million and replaces the company’s existing gas detection fleet with Blackline Safety’s G7 connected wearables.

The second contract, valued at $1.7 million, 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 of Blackline Safety.

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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, the company says.

Blackline Safety G7 personal gas monitors ensure that workers are notified of gas hazards in their environment in real time while integrated connectivity means they are notified the minute something happens — and can take corrective action to mitigate future hazards.

“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,” said Gavin Boorman, managing director of Colchester, UK-based Blackline Safety Europe.



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