Remote Confined Space Monitoring System


An insight into United Safety by The Roughneck magazine

06 March 2016, Published by United Safety

Shayne McCallumOn March 2016 The Roughneck magazine published an interview with Shayne McCallum, Vice President Canada at United Safety.

The interview covers United Safety’s origins and the reasons why it was founded: the oil and gas industry was in need of a comprehensive solution, from wellhead to retail, and positioned its service offerings to include gas explorers, producers and process operators, thus providing a single standard of safety for all personnel on a given site. Shayne also discussed how United Safety has been growing for the past 29 years, and the areas we currently operate in now, he said “With an eye on market growth and the careful consideration of the particularities and cultural differences in each country, we were able to achieve sustainable growth.” Continue Reading


How to tackle the dangers posed by extreme working conditions in the Oil and Gas industry

02 February 2016, Published by United Safety

TeQ Shield™ featured in leading industry magazines and columnsTeQ Shield™ featured in leading industry magazines and columns

Since its launch at the Global Petroleum Show in June last year, the TeQ Shield™ has invaded industry publications and columns on safety. HSE Now, SPE’s new web- and app-based publication featured the TeQ Shield™ in October and again this month, as an innovative technology designed to do confined space monitoring. Continue Reading


TeQ Shield™ makes the cover of the GPS Show Daily

22 September 2015, Published by United Safety

The GPS Show Daily was the publication circulating the show floor at the Global Petroleum Show 2015. The launch of the TeQ Shield™ Guardian confined space monitoring technology made it to the cover. The GPS daily reporter attended the launch and met with Lee Whittaker (United Safety’s CEO) who said “it’s very exciting and it’s great to assist our customers in executing these critical tasks”. Continue Reading


HSE Now reports on our Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System

22 September 2015, Published by United Safety

HSE Now, the safety e-magazine from SPE, has also picked up on the buzz generated by the launch of our latest innovation in confined space safety, the TeQ Shield™ Guardian, at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on June 2015. The article talks about how leveraging technology can ensure increased safety during confined space work. One of the key benefits of the TeQ Shield™ Guardian is the ability to monitor the inside of a confined space remotely. Continue Reading


TeQ Shield™ launch on Worksite News

22 September 2015, Published by United Safety

United Safety Launches Confined Space Monitoring Technology

Worksite News, Canada’s Premier Occupational Health, Safety and Environment E-Magazine, has covered our launch of the TeQ Shield™ launch at the Global Petroleum Show 2015. The article mentions the considerable level of danger of confined space work, and the extra safety measures that must be in place to ensure risks are mitigated. Continue Reading


Confined space safety redefined – TeQ Shield™ Guardian featured in BIC magazine

21 June 2015, Published by United Safety

Confined space safety redefined - TeQ Shield™ Guardian featured in BIC magazine BIC magazine recently published the article “Confined space safety redefined” in their June/July edition. The article mentions how challenging confined space work can be, and how additional safety measures must be in place to prevent accidents. It then goes on to discuss how technology can play an important role in making confined spaces safer. It mentions our recent launch of TeQ Shield™ Guardian, describing the main features of this system that combines access control, two-way communications, continuous gas detection and video surveillance to allow remote monitoring of all confined space work from inside a command center. Continue Reading


Monitoring System Makes Confined Spaces Safer

18 June 2015, Published by United Safety

United Safety’s centralized remote confined space monitoring system TeQ Shield™ Guardian is featured on HSE NOW, a reputed online source for HSE-related articles and information. The article discusses the need for a monitoring system designed specifically for confined spaces and talks about how the TeQ Shield™ Guardian addresses the current challenges. It also touches on some of the technical features of the product while highlighting the key benefits of the technology. Continue Reading


Innovating in Confined Space Monitoring

04 February 2015, Published by United Safety

United Safety was featured in the February, 2015 issue of BIC magazine. The article describes the challenges faced by an Oil and Gas operator in one of their turnarounds.

Workers were to perform high-risk tasks in confined spaces under breathing air where their breathing activities were to be monitored at all times. It was crucial to provide the ability to immediately identify abnormal breathing patterns before the situation could turn life threatening. An additional challenge was that there was no line of sight and traditional methods were cumbersome. Continue Reading


The Challenges of Confined Space

24 April 2014, Published by United Safety

The Challenges of Confined Space United Safety is currently featured in HSE Now, the HSE online news from SPE. Our article discusses the complexity and challenges of confined space entry and rescue.

Accidents occur because of unmanaged potential hazards, such as fire or explosion, elevated temperatures, gas, fumes, vapor or lack of oxygen and others. Safe work practices must be developed, and previously conducted risk assessments may dictate what precautions are necessary. If emergencies occur despite these safety measures, the window for reaction is very limited. Continue Reading


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