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Kamloops company designs app with KGHM to keep worksites safe

Another function of Lightship's app.
Image Credit: Lighshipworks.com
December 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

KAMLOOPS – A Kamloops company is helping work sites run their operations a little smoother and a little safer.

Lightship Works of Kamloops has designed an app to help manage complex work sites. It is a tool for companies who run multiple tasks and manage a certain level of risk, Lightship CEO Jaethon Reichel says. 

“It makes average managers act like extraordinary ones,” Reichel says.

The app is a joint venture between Lightship and KGHM, the parent company behind the proposed Ajax mine.

Reichel says the app is specifically designed for worksites like oil and gas and mining companies.

The app allows users to see in real time where their employees and assets, like equipment, are at all times. Reichel says this is not only important in means of managing work flow and tasks, but also in case of an emergency.

Lightship’s app gives the status of all worksite tasks, including who’s assigned and when it’s due, he says. The software gives managers a list of employees by profession and allows them to easily assign work depending on who’s most suitable to a task.

In case of an emergency, the app tells manager exactly where their employees are, which is helpful to both ensure their safety and in order to handle an incident safely. He says if first responders or fire fighters are needed, “it’s important to know whether they’re one metre away or two kilometres.”

Reichel believes KGHM is dedicated to creating a safe and productive worksite, evident by their desire to pay Lightship to create the app.

“They’re really helping us hone it to sell to other mines and solve their problems,” Reichel says.

The Ajax Mine is a proposed gold and copper mine, if built, will be located just southwest of Kamloops.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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