"We had been searching for an option that will enhance our reputation to having “the Safest” motoring event in Australia. Pivotel (Tracertrak) has given us the best option to keep our entrants and officials safe."
Variety the Children’s Charity has recently greatly increased the safety for the entrants and officials during the running of iconic NSW Variety B to B and Variety NSW Bash. The NSW Bash is run in May each year and we have noticed an increased need to keep track of our official vehicles for their safety and also their position amongst the field of vehicles on the Bash in case of accident or to be able to redeploy them to a position in the field to assist with any incident.
Variety contacted Pivotel for options to track our vehicles after one of our communications operators mentioned that he used such an item when he and his son went motor bike riding on the weekends.
Pivotel came back with the solution that suited our needs as we are constantly out of mobile and date range travelling through the outback of NSW and Australia. The solution offered to us was the SPOT Gen3 tracker, linked to Tracertrak, as these units solely rely on satellites for tracking of the unit.
Following discussions with Pivotel, Variety NSW conducted a trial of four SPOT Gen3 units during the 2016 NSW Bash and managed then with the Tracertrak program. Using the SPOT Gen3 units, in conjunction with Tracertrak, allowed our communications team to monitor the progress of the Official Vehicles during the day, with real time position locations.
Variety has a great communications network using HF radios fitted to all Official Vehicles, but at times especially in the morning or late at night is sometimes unreliable. The advantage of using the SPOT Gen3 units during the Bash, gave real time visibility of the key vehicles fitted with the units. These are a vehicle that departs early to set up the track and ensure the roads are passable, sometimes with no HF Communications for the first hour or so, two medical vehicles and our sweep vehicle that is always last to ensure all vehicles are accounted for at the end of each day.
We were so impressed with the versatility of the SPOT Gen3 and Tracertrak program, we have engaged with Pivotel for the purchase of 10 units and the ongoing management of the Tracertrak program to ensure the Safety of the entrants and also the Official Vehicles fitted.
Variety the Children’s Charity NSW is proud to be involved with this outstanding product from Pivotel and hope we will have a long term relationship.
Finally, we had been searching for an option that will enhance our reputation to having “the Safest” motoring event in Australia. Pivotel (Tracertrak) has given us the best option to keep our entrants and officials safe, travelling in the outback helping kids that are Sick, Disadvantaged, and in need of assistance in all areas of NSW and Australia.
Variety NSW - www.variety.org.au/nsw/
"As our assets carry petroleum it is critical to know their whereabouts. [Tracertrak] assists our operations team in better maintenance procedures and knowing when to send out a maintenance team."
IOR Petroleum uses Pivotel’s Tracertrak services primarily for tracking of our fixed assets located across Australia where we need to know their location and status and to be alerted should these assets move outside of their fixed locations. As our assets carry petroleum it is critical to know their whereabouts and to ensure that each asset remains in a position which is safely accessible by our customers. We also use Pivotel’s SPOT Gen3 Tracertrak services for our contracted drivers to ensure that they have an OH&S solution in place when they transport our assets across Australia.
The Tracertrak tracking information feeds are delivered and used to form part of an in-house monitoring tool to ensure that key stakeholders of our business have full visibility of any asset which has been deployed to the field and to allow us to coordinate pickups and maintenance of these assets. Knowing where our assets are assists our own operations team in better maintenance procedures and knowing when to send out a maintenance team or to refill and or replace a tanker at a specific location.
IOR’s Tracertrak services have been very beneficial to our company as they ensure that we have accurate positional information which can be used within our own internal systems to know the whereabouts and status of each asset which at times are located in very remote areas of Australia where limited or no terrestrial communications links are available. The Pivotel services and solutions have also met our own internal OH&S requirements as we often have contractors working for us and being able to provide them a tool which can deliver location information is beneficial.
Tracertrak is a system that we will certainly use for the foreseeable future. The efficiency and cost reduction benefits we have gained since the introduction of Tracertrak in 2013 have been such that we will continue to rollout the Tracertrak satellite solution on our assets as they are deployed across Australia. Pivotel provides excellent support and advice to cater for our remote satellite communications and the systems “solutions” we have purchased from them are easy to set up, simple to use and fulfil our expectations.
IOR Petroleum – www.ior.com.au
"Safety within the Drilling industry is a paramount priority. Our Tracertrak services are used for remote worker safety and to achieve our OH&S targets. "
Tracertrak services are used primarily for remote worker safety and to aid DDH1 Drilling in achieving our OH&S commitments and internal safety targets. Safety within the Drilling industry is a paramount priority and we need to ensure our workers are safe wherever they are on site, as well as maintain constant contact with our site managers and foremen. Tracertrak’s monitoring system allows us to send our staff into remote areas and have them check in at regular times.
Our Rigs have satellite phones and are also equipped with Tracertrak so our workers stay safe and can easily stay in voice contact with each other and head office while out at site.
The movements of our staff are monitored by multiple users located at multiple sites.
We will continue to use Tracertrak to keep our people safe.
DDH1 Drilling – www.ddh1.com.au
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