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Garic unveil site servicing ‘game changer’

i-SITE remote equipment monitoring system

Company launches new remote equipment monitoring system to reduce costs and environmental impact of on-site servicing 

GARIC, specialists in storage and mobile welfare solutions, have introduced i-SITE – a new remote equipment monitoring system designed to reduce costs and the environmental impact of on-site servicing. 

Designed specifically for monitoring fluid (eg fuel, waste and water etc.), i-SITE has been tested by a number of companies nationwide in the past six months. Sensors fitted to site equipment eliminate the need for contractors to try to estimate when a generator will run out of fuel, when fresh water supplies will be needed, or when a soil tank needs emptying.

Neil Richardson, director of Garic, said: ‘There is a big shift currently taking place with regard to how servicing is procured and with this smart technology, we will be leading the way.

‘i-SITE is the first of its kind in the UK construction sector and this type of fully-inclusive monitoring software will completely transform the way equipment such as welfare units, fuel bowsers, lighting towers and drying rooms are serviced. Waste removal and fuel or water replenishment will be automatically scheduled for just when they’re needed and this in itself will have a huge impact in helping clients to meet their sustainability targets.’

The i-SITE system, which can be managed from any location via a mobile device app or secure web portal, is fitted as standard on all new Garic equipment and as part of the company’s ongoing refurbishment programme to existing products. Sensors are used to transmit real-time data via a mobile phone connection to Garic’s computer servers, which clients can view at any given time from any location. 

A key feature of i-Site’s technology is its ability to accurately pinpoint the location of equipment. Coordinating the servicing of mobile units, such as welfare cabins and tower lights, can be difficult especially if they are being used on major projects and multiple site locations. 

Having each individual mobile unit’s GPS location also adds an element of security when staff are not present on remote locations, ensuring equipment whereabouts is known at all times.  

The i-Site monitoring system was developed in conjunction with Suffolk-based i-LEVEL as part of an innovation strategy to improve the efficiency of on-site servicing and to minimize unnecessary stoppages. 

Søren Bradbury, managing director of i-LEVEL, commented: ‘The primary aim of i-SITE is to ensure that the cost of servicing is directly in line with customers’ needs. We have been using a similar system for agricultural fluids and could see how effective it would be to other sectors. Garic were looking for something similar and so everything just clicked into place. This is going to make such a difference to the way contractors manage their sites.’

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