Gulf Coast Electric Deploys Safety Software for Compliance

Toronto - January 16, 2013 - Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, a leading Florida-based electric service provider, has deployed Field ID's industry-leading inspection and safety compliance software to improve efficiency, training management and compliance across its operations.

Gulf Coast Electric, part of the national Touchstone Energy Cooperatives alliance, now uses Field ID for the iPhone and the web to manage safety and compliance for approximately 75 employees serving 2,500 miles of power lines in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. 

"Providing high standards of service and accountability to our electric service customers requires efficient tracking of training and safety compliance," said Lacy Pettis, Compliance Officer, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative. "Staying compliant with OSHA and ANSE requirements can be a big job for a utilities operation like ours. Field ID helps us increase efficiency, save time, and ensure the safety of our workers."

Previously, the cooperative used traditional paper-based inspections and spreadsheets to manage safety records. With Field ID, Gulf Coast Electric has digitized employee certifications. Equipment such as personal protective gear and fire extinguishers is inspected using smartphones and tracked within Field ID's cloud-based system. Workers, crews, vehicles and equipment can be electronically identified by badge, ID or serial number to ensure complete compliance with relevant training requirements or regulations.

"At Field ID, we make safety and compliance as simple as possible for our users by powering processes with the latest technologies," said Somen Mondal, CEO, Field ID. "Gulf Coast Electric is one of many organizations combining our cloud-based software with smartphones and tablets to eliminate inefficient paper-based compliance work."

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 of 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, manage corrective and preventive actions, improve training/certifications management, and track assets such as cranes, slings and harnesses. For more information, please visit  

About Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy® national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to members large and small. Approximately 75 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport.

For more information contact:

Jeff Ling
Marketing Manager
Field ID

Lacy Pettis
Compliance Officer
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative