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What is an E-Field?

 

Keeping workers safe when they’re in close proximity to power lines can be a challenge. In most cases, it requires complete concentration on the task at hand, awareness of the high voltage line as well as the proximity to it. At Sigalarm, our high voltage warning systems use e-fields to detect the presence of high voltage power lines in an effort to keep people and equipment from running afoul of a power line. Read more

Hilomast - Customer Testimonial By Bruce Sousa

Hilomast – Distributor Testimonial By Bruce Sousa

Sigalarm partners with a variety of leading equipment dealers and contractors across multiple industries. One such partner is Hilomast, with corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom. Hilomast’s U.S. operation is run by General Manager Bruce Sousa.

In the testimonial video below, Bruce explains why his company has used Sigalarm for so many years and why they partner with us.
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Farming Industry Powerline Safety

Farming Industry Power Line Safety: Grain Truck Operations & Electrocution

Often, there is a finite window of time when grain producers can move and market their product. As a result, there is an exponential rise in the use of grain trucks. While grain producers are simply trying to get work done quickly and efficiently, this rise can lead to an increase in accidents. Plus, if weather conditions are less than ideal, leading to a limited number of days to use the the equipment and move the grain, accidents may be even more prevalent. A recent increase in the number of electrocutions among grain truck operators has brought greater awareness to farming industry power line safety. Here are a few things to remember to keep you and your operators safe: Read more

Sigalarm | Attention Fire Departments: The Dangers of Aerial Ladders and Electrocution

Attention Fire Departments: The Dangers of Aerial Ladders and Electrocution

High voltage power lines present a variety of dangers to people who work in close proximity to them, such as firefighters. Instances of firefighters being electrocuted by high voltage power lines while climbing ladders is too common. And, it can often prove fatal. So, what can fire departments do to prevent this from happening, and improve aerial ladder safety? In addition to training, designated safety officers, and standard operating procedures, fire departments can use Sigalarm’s High Voltage Power Line Warning systems to keep everyone safe. Read more

Proximity Alarm Questions Answered

Proximity Alarm Questions Answered

It’s a good thing to be cautious when it comes to safety. Proximity alarms, like other technologies, bring up many questions. We at Sigalarm have the best engineers, designers, and technicians that can answer your proximity alarm questions. In this brief article, we lay out the answers. Read more

Perkan Testimonial

Perkan Testimonial

The Derrick Crane

If you’ve ever passed a construction site, you’ve more than likely seen a Derrick Crane. A tower that protrudes from the crane’s base and pivots in any direction is the most identifiable feature of a derrick crane. Derrick cranes are considered “fixed”. These cranes are assembled and disassembled at the construction site. These cranes are used on shipping platforms, with ships and barges, as well as in construction sites.

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OSHA Making Changes to Crane Rules

OSHA Making Changes to Crane Rules

There will be changes to three existing OSHA regulations starting in 2017. These three regulation changes by OSHA will impact crane operator certification requirements, redefining the term “hoisting.” They will also affect crane usage for railroad projects. Let’s examine each of these changes in a bit more depth. Read more

Trump Approves Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

Trump Approves Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

President Donald J. Trump recently approved the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline will stretch from the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It will span 1,172 miles from start to finish. While it’s still uncertain how many jobs will be created to complete the pipeline, there is no doubt that the Dakota Access Pipeline will bring construction jobs to the region.

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Trump Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

With the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald J. Trump has also approved a measure that will create jobs in the construction industry. Construction of the pipeline will take anywhere from one to two years, and generate more than 3,900 jobs, according to Labor Department estimates. This means a lot more workers will be in the field, working with dangerous equipment and working around high voltage power lines. To keep your workers safe, consider purchasing one or several of the Sigalarm High Voltage Power Warning devices.

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