Constant Push to Improve and Expand – Ben Abbott, Veteran, Fire Fighter
I found Disaster Relief Australia when I was searching for ways to get more involved with humanitarian aid. I had…Read article
Nova Systems’ advanced Global Alerting Platform (GAP) provides our Field Operations teams with clear oversight and tracking, critical for safely deploying our most valuable asset – our volunteers.
As Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) operations are predominantly conducted in remote locations and areas affected by some form of natural disaster, every effort is made to ensure our people are not put into dangerous situations. However sometimes events occur where a member becomes detached from their group, or they run into trouble out of ear shot from others.
Nova Systems’ GAP provides real-time location information and SOS emergency alerting across both cellular and satellite networks. For this reason, we require all deployed members to install and run the GAP app for the duration of their field deployments. GAP provides all geospatial, staff monitoring and scheduling needs for the duration of a recovery operation or project. The use of the app ensures DRA is conducting operations in line with Workplace Health and Safety legislation applicable to remote lone workers, taking it a step further to include all members deployed in the field even if they are working in a team, in case of separation from the group.
DRA is extremely grateful for the in-kind support of use and support of the application.
As Disaster Relief Australia worked through its biggest deployment in history in response to flooding events in Queensland and NSW, volunteers were kept safe and connected with Nova Systems’ Global Alerting Platform.