PowerSouth Adopts Field ID Safety Inspection Software

Toronto - August 24, 2012 - PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, a power generation and transmission cooperative with 20 distribution members in Alabama and northwest Florida, has deployed Field ID inspection software to improve efficiency and safety compliance. The cooperative is transitioning from traditional pen and paper-based inspection processes to the industry-leading cloud-based safety management system.

PowerSouth is now using Field ID for the iPad to perform safety audits at power plants, field audits of crew members, and inspections and compliance for fall protection, personal protective equipment, slings, ladders, fire extinguishers, and other equipment. In addition, PowerSouth will use Field ID to manage inventory of emergency response equipment for its HazMat team. The cooperative will use Field ID to manage safety across three power plants, three district offices and about 300 substations.

"By moving from pen and paper to Field ID, we don't have to hunt down serial numbers or records and have eliminated the most time-consuming data entry tasks in our safety system," said Buddy Manring, Safety Manager, PowerSouth. "We've digitized our inspections and audits and can now run instant reports. Field ID has helped us achieve efficiency gains of about 50 per cent in our safety management, and that is a lot of time and money saved for our crews and our cooperative."

PowerSouth's adoption of Field ID technology is just one of the cooperative's recent safety achievements. The cooperative's telecommunications department recently celebrated seven consecutive years with no lost-time injuries. It has also been named to the National Safety Council's list of 2012 Industry Leader Award winners.

"At Field ID, our team is dedicated to making safety and compliance as simple as possible through industry-leading software and technology," said Shaun Ricci, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Field ID. "We help energy industry leaders such as PowerSouth achieve new approaches to safety and compliance efficiency every day, and we're always excited about the results."

About Field ID

Field ID is the world's leading safety inspection and compliance management system for the web and mobile devices operating on Google Android, Apple iOS and Windows Mobile. The company's easy-to-use, cloud-based inspection software has revolutionized the way companies manage safety compliance and create safer workplaces. Field ID combines web-based and mobile technologies with the power electronic identification (RFID and barcodes) to improve the efficiency, reliability and reporting of workplace safety management. Manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users worldwide use Field ID to inspect facilities and equipment, conduct job site audits, improve training/certifications management, and track assets such as cranes, slings and harnesses. For more information, please visit http://www.fieldid.com/. Contact us at 416-599-6464 or 1-800-996-4797 toll-free in North America, or via email at contact@fieldid.com.

About PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

PowerSouth serves the wholesale energy needs of 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems in Alabama and northwest Florida, with more than a million consumers in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties. PowerSouth is dedicated to providing reliable energy at the lowest possible cost to its members.


For more information contact:

Jeff Ling
Marketing Manager
Field ID
jling@mlock.com
416-583-5705

Buddy Manring
Safety Manager
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
buddy.manring@powersouth.com
334-427-3241