Belgium and United States, 6 April 2022 – TenForce and Rombit announce their partnership to enhance Permit-to-Work Management with real-time location and event data and alerts.

An industry first, the two tech companies will jointly provide a real-time risk management solution, aimed to support EHS and Production managers in improving safety, quality, and visibility during service rounds.

No real-time view on worker safety and dangerous work

Managing Permits to Work (PtW) is time intensive and error prone. Production managers have no visibility on ongoing activities and work zone access, while HSEQ managers aim to eliminate safety risks. PtW and EHS management systems rely on manual data inputs.

Real-time data bypasses the need for error-prone written reports

The two tech companies come together to extend the TenForce Permit-to-Work management platform with IoT data from Rombit ONE – a wearable safety device – and offer a closed-loop system for managing your permits and worker safety, in real-time.

“By integrating with Rombit ONE, TenForce is one of the first EHSQ software platforms to ensure real-time visibility into worker safety for Permit-to-Work Management and Lock-Out Tag-Out systems. We believe that this partnership is a step forward in enabling better collaboration between the office teams and the reality of the shop floor.”  Baastian Deblieck, CCO & Co-founder TenForce

High efficiency and extended functionality

Every permit issued by a PtW platform activates a predefined geofence around the area of the work order. The Rombit wearable tracks all entries into the GPS-geofenced or UWB-marked zone. It confirms the start and end of the work order when the team enters or exits the zone. Or it activates an alarm in case of a non-permitted entry.

“Industrial and construction activities struggle with work permit management due to the lack of real-time insights. Our IoT systems enable event-based geofencing. We activate virtual zones during service rounds and check the activity of authorized personnel,” adds Evert Bulcke, Rombit COO and Head of Product.

Extending the wearable with Rombit’s Lone Worker functionality allows HSEQ managers to receive real-time alerts. For instance when a worker is in distress through fall, shock and no motion detection, or the activation of the personal SOS button.

Want to know more about how TenForce and Rombit help you manage the safety of your workers in real time, please read our latest whitepaper: Permit-to-Work and Smart Protective Equipment: How to Protect Your Workers’ Safety in Real-time.

For more information please contact:

Evert Bulcke, CCO & Head of Product,  Rombit:

Bastiaan Deblieck, CCO & Co-founder, TenForce:


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