Safety innovation

After years of research and development, Pro-Active Safety Systems Technologies Inc. is working to attract investors for a safety system.

After years of research and development work, Pro-Active Safety Systems Technologies Inc. is working to attract investors for an innovative safety system.

The system uses radio-frequency identification technology to help workers prevent collisions with dangerous mobile equipment in the workplace.

Considering the number of injuries and deaths from such collisions in Canada and the United States, there is clearly a need for good safety innovations.

This safety invention is significant for several reasons.

It could help to create jobs throughout the Okanagan as companies are needed to build the various components for the devices.

The assembly work would then be done in Summerland, resulting in some job creation here.

After coping with significant job losses in the last few years, anything which could add jobs deserves a careful look.

Summerland needs a wide range of businesses if the community is to be vibrant.

Developing the technology is important and it has been a time-consuming task, but the work does not end with the device.

Since the beginning of the year, three devices, developed in Summerland, have been unveiled.

The others are a rescue cart for firefighters, developed by four members of the Summerland Fire Department,  and a device which combines hot water heating, space heating, air conditioning and backup electricity into one unit.

Each of the innovations this year deserves further consideration. There is a lot of creative work coming from this community.

We have the ideas in Summerland.

Now we need the investors to step forward to help bring these ideas beyond the concept stage and into full production.

 

Just Posted

100th birthday

George Hoover of Summerland recently turned 100

Get your tickets to the 7th annual Vertical & Vintages Wine Weekend

Hosted at the Apex Mountain Resort in partnership with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Summerland curlers compete in league play

Curling leagues meet weekdays and evenings

Okanagan youth invited to speak at TEDx event in Kelowna

Application deadine Jan. 31 to be selected as TEDx Youth presenter

Development proposed for Banks Crescent

Location had been the Summerland site of a controversial development application

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

Plastic doll contains levels of phthalates over allowable limit and may pose chemical hazard

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

UPDATE: Motorists concerned for dog running loose on Coquihalla

Drivers are warning to watch for a dog running spotted running down Highway 5

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says that while peak season is over, rates remain high this time of year

Most Read