26 June 2019

Successful operations in remote areas

Géolocation en région éloignée au Nunavik

For many years at Géolocation, we have been carrying out a lot of operations and surveying projects in isolated areas. For this reason, our careful and safety-focus planning leads us to be 100% confident when the field crew is ready to mobilize. Let’s discuss now our 3 key points to always be successful in a project, which are security, planning and communication.

Security :

This is our highest priority. Therefore we make sure our field crew has completed all safety training to execute the job safely : first aid, snowmobile and off-road vehicles, confined spaces. Furthermore, our field crews always carry a satellite phone Magellan and a SPOT tracking device. Those items are essential for the project and safety manager to carefully and continuously monitor the operations.

Planning :

Obviously, planning is crucial too.  Since we completed several projects in remote area, we have integrated in our planning a rigorous step-by-step methodology with the following motto : the clearer the better. In fact, setting clear expectations is essential to create a relationship of trust while challenging the field crew. For example, during winter, we have surveyed many linear kilometers of powerlines in the North of Quebec, and the technical specifications was 10 pages long! The result? Field surveys perfectly conducted and high quality data collected.

Communication :

 Always essential, it’s a decisive factor in remote areas. Since the field crew may have questions during the operations, our satellite phone becomes a day-to-day tool to maintain great communication. This helps to prevent incident and decrease the stress caused by working in an isolated environment.

 

No matter the weather conditions, our crews are 100% dedicated to client satisfaction. For any project in remote area, trust the professionals and technicians of Géolocation to maintain the highest level of security and control wherever they go.

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