14 April 2021
Safe Gauge is a company that was established to design safety related products for the mining, construction and agriculture sectors. Our team has grown from 1 to 11 in just 9 months, and we anticipate continual growth in 2021. Our focus is to provide technicians with safer and more efficient ways to maintain machinery, reducing risk of unnecessary injuries.
We provide solutions for testing live machinery safely and efficiently. Using our wireless range of products allows technicians to be removed from the line of fire when live testing on heavy mobile plant machinery.
Our mission from the start is to create a NEW worldwide safety standard when testing machinery, by designing accurate, reliable and easy to use products. We intend to continue manufacturing our current and future product in Australia and export around the world.
The efforts and dedication from our team have been the reason we have grown so rapidly in 9 months. I am very proud to work with some extremely talented and experienced individuals in the Safe Gauge team and the Melt Accelerator.
Safe Gauge is quite unique with our focus on safety around live testing and a strong understanding of what risks and dangers workers are exposed to each day. Being the founder of Safe Gauge and having developed the idea when I was ‘on the tools’ gives us an edge on any competition and allows us to be more effective when designing new products that have a real impact on delivering safety solutions.
It was a big challenge for me to take an IDEA and turn that idea into a reliable working product. This was a project I started in 2018 whilst working 60+ hours per week in the Hunter Valley mines to self fund the venture. I worked closely with an extremely experienced electrical engineer who also believed in my vision and by early 2020 the first Safe Gauge product was ready for commercialisation.
The Melt Accelerator introduced us to Dashworks offering workspace for just myself at that time in July 2020. Since then we now lease our own office space, some casual workspaces when needed as well as dedicated workshop space for our engineers, production assembly and warehouse stock.
The Makespace community is great, very friendly and easy going, with a mixture of professional small businesses and product makers. We decided to base our team here on a full time basis to work closely with the experienced Melt team, and to have access to the onsite rapid prototyping lab and equipment for future Safe Gauge projects.
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