For companies operating in remote and regional locations, the ability to implement software solutions is often challenged by the ability to access reliable and stable internet connectivity.
Access to reliable internet connectivity is critical for economic growth and during COVID, it has become an absolute necessity to stay connected with our workplaces, family and friends.
Together, the Australian Federal Government and Telstra have and are continuing to invest millions into closing Mobile Blackspot connectivity issues. It won’t be long before our regional areas will have the same level of connectivity to metropolitan locations.
Most companies within the resource sector, operate in remote and isolated locations that are in some instances 1,000’s of kilometres from a main township. The roads to access mine locations, frequently have long distances of Mobile Blackspots where there is either no or very low connectivity.
Quite often the first question we are asked by a prospective clients is, “how will SafetyIQ work when we operate in environments where there is no connectivity?”
The benefit of using SafetyIQ, is that it doesn’t require 100% connectivity to be effective and does not track Users. The check-in process is pre-defined by a timeframe and location. The risk of being impacted by mobile blackspots is very low and can be addressed by knowing where blackspots are located. Most of our clients that operate in remote and isolated locations are aware of local mobile blackspots and have incorporated them into their SafetyIQ process.
For those that are unaware of potential blackspots, Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have created Coverage Maps and Telstra have a User Generated Blackspot map.