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During most emergency events, oil and gas workers and construction crews are instructed to report to mustering locations, where they can be accounted for and evacuated in a short time. However, when hundreds or thousands of individuals need to be located within a minimal span, performing headcounts manually via paper and pen or by scanning barcodes printed on ID badges is not a very efficient method.
The Newfoundland oil and gas firm (which has requested to remain unnamed) asked Focus FS to provide a personnel-evacuation system that would allow the locations of individuals to be identified during an emergency in an automated manner, thereby offering management a real-time view into where everyone on site is located.
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