Life Check Zones in the Command Portal
This article explains how to create a Life Check Zone as a dispatcher or admin from the OnGuard Command Portal.
What are Life Check Zones?
When users enter a Life Check Zone, they will be enrolled into Life Check Mode which means they will have to provide a Life Check (a proof of life) after a regular interval. The default interval is set to 30mins. Check out this knowledge base article on how to configure Life Check Intervals. Users should be enrolled into Life Check mode when working alone or in small groups on tasks with an associated risk. When the interval expires without the user providing a Life Check, an Emergency Alert will automatically be triggered.
When users exit the Life Check Zone they automatically get enrolled into safe mode (green). This automated process shall prevent workers to forget enrolling themselves into Life Check Mode creating a potential scenario of non-compliance.
Creating a Life Check Zone
Click on the Location tab and then on the plus icon to add a location.
In the Add New Location window:
- Enter a Location Name
- Choose “Life-Check” in Geofence Type
- In the map window, move the crosshair on the center of the targeted geofence area
- Modify the radius (maximum is 1,000m (=1,100 yards), for accuracy reasons the minimum should not be below 25m)
- Optional: You can create notifications that will pop up on the mobile phone of the end user entering the Life Check Zone.