• Northern Ireland Water invests in connected gas detection safety across operations 

Water/Wastewater

Northern Ireland Water invests in connected gas detection safety across operations 

Dec 21 2021

Blackline Safety Corporation have just announced further details on its partnership with Northern Ireland Water for connected personal gas detection devices and monitoring to support their personnel. 

The contract was awarded via Blackline’s Irish distribution partner, OBW Technologies, and will see Northern Ireland Water replace their current gas detectors with approximately 500 Blackline Safety G7c devices

“OBW have recently been successful in winning the contract to supply Blackline Safety G7c portable gas detection monitor with Northern Ireland Water. NIW are looking forward to working closely with OBW Technologies and Blackline Safety Europe in rolling out their exciting product over the next few months” said Kieran Herrity, Mechanical and Electrical Manager, Northern Ireland Water. 

Northern Ireland Water is a government owned company that was founded April 2007 to provide the water and sewerage services for Northern Ireland. Almost 1.8 million people count them to provide 560 million litres of clean water and treat 320 million litres of wastewater every day. Since 2018, five of the twelve of the UK’s water authorities have partnered with Blackline Safety

 “Workers in the water/wastewater industry are at risk of exposure to toxic and flammable gases so having a reliable, easy-to-use device ensures user acceptability when working in hazardous environments. The value of real-time cloud-connected data, paired with scalable technology that adapts to changing work environments means we continue to see strong adoption of our connected safety solutions in the industry.” said Simon Rich, Blackline Safety’s Zone Manager for the British Isles, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. 

Blackline’s G7c is uniquely positioned to address Northern Ireland Water’s requirements for gas detection, data, and connectivity. From providing custom-made panels for docking stations to layering maps of their facilities into Blackline’s live portal for enhanced location tracking, OBW focused on Northern Ireland Water’s needs to find the perfect fit. 

JJ O’Brien, Director of OBW Technologies stated “We look forward to building our relationship with Northern Ireland Water, a progressive organisation who share our values in caring for the health and well-being of their people and customers. This tender is a significant win for our business in the area of life safety, as more and more organisations realise the importance of ensuring their peoples’ safety in the workplace.” 

The highly successful and rapidly growing Limerick based business has had to increase its’ staff by over 70% since partnering with Blackline Safety Europe.


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