[Calgary Herald – October 6, 2022] Landmen spend a lot of time on their own, often in isolated parts of rural Alberta. Realizing that if those workers experienced any kind of trouble where nobody knew exactly where they were located, two began to explore the need for lone worker monitoring.
The result was the founding of Field Safe Solutions, which was launched nine years ago to let companies know where their people are, understand what they are working on, and keep them safe and connected.
Today it has been ranked as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies under the leadership of CEO Cam Barrett, who joined the firm in 2018 following a 20-year career as an international technology sales and operational executive in industry-leading companies.
Armed with impressive educational qualifications — including an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, an MSC (Law) from Abraham Lincoln University in Glendale, Calif., and an ICD.D designation from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto — his work experience includes serving as vice-president of government and carrier services at Axia FibreNet. Barrett is also board member of the Huntington Society of Canada.
In his four years at Field Safe the company has realized many accomplishments and recorded exponential growth. Barrett sees a bright future for the company, believing that technology and software will become so integrated into managing field and worker safety that no one will remember what it was like to work in the danger of complete isolation or fill out a paper form. Barrett works with a knowledgeable executive team, an impressive board of directors and a large advisory board of experienced business people.
The newest member of the executive team at Field Safe is Doug Junor, who, after driving business transformation across North America for more than 35 years, has joined the company as director of innovation and product. Leadership roles — from director of channel development to chief business officer — with various industry-leading firms have made him a highly valued adviser. Junor has helped a diverse range of entrepreneurial startups, public-sector entities and established enterprise corporations implement a sustainable business transformation strategy.
As chief business officer at the Calgary head office of Robot & Pencils, he oversaw numerous iOS deployments for field service automation across a number of industries.
Many of these projects focused on health and safety, key factors that Field Safe concentrates on in its easy-to-use solutions and smarter workflows methodology to connect workers and save its clients time, money and lives. Junor is demonstrating to potential new customers the benefits of Field Safe’s cloud-based applications, which eliminate paper reporting from the field and facilitate real-time communication among workers and management at any time, anywhere in the world.
He says the system monitors journey management, tracks tickets and tasks, ensures regulatory compliance and improves corporate decision making. Field Safe integrates into any software platform and runs on Apple, Android and Windows operating systems from any smartphone or tablet.
Its partnership with STARS and other North American emergency services providers initiates active monitoring of a client’s team members, who have the assurance that if a check-in is missed, predetermined automated call responses are activated and help will soon be on the way. They are never truly alone. Barrett and his team have created a stable and successful Calgary-based business, a market leader in EHS technology.
Today, the software helps more than 25,000 users. It will continue to concentrate on building its client base across Western Canada, but there are no geographic boundaries and Field Safe is already being used by a number of U.S. firms that have a global presence.
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