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Protecting your lone workers

Protecting your staff who work alone, remotely or with vulnerable people need not cost the earth, but not doing so could not only be costly. It can be damaging.

Convenience and newsagent chain Martin McColl understand to well the damaging risks involved when staff are not adequately protected. McColl’s were fined £150,000 for failing to properly assess lone working and violent risks, despite receiving several improvement notices.

During the robberies, which took place in four different branches in merseyside, staff faced threats ranging from a knife and crowbar to a handgun. One member of staff who was getting out of his car, was approached by a hooded attacker, who punched him on the side of the head, causing him to have concussion and sustaining a possible skull fracture.

Carrying out adequate risk assessments and having the correct solutions in place for lone working staff and workplace violence is not only essential, it is the law. As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff, sadly McColl’s had either not carried out assessments, or they were inadequate, according to a spokesperson from Wirral Borough Council.

Protect your lone workers with the right solutions...

LONEALERT are one of the leading experts in this sector, boasting a comprehensive suite of products to protect staff who work remotely, alone or who are vulnerable.

It will meet the varying requirements of your organisation. It will provide appropriate protection for office workers, field workers, staff in hazardous environments, those at risk of trips and falls or with health concerns. It evens protects staff who work in areas without mobile signal.

Flexible and customisable, accessible from the web and with a choice of alert options either within your organisation or to our ARC, LONEALERT meets the relevant requirements of BS8484.

Let’s meet the lone working family:

Anywhere

Anywhere

Protection starts when signal ends.

This device is the leading remote lone worker tracking solution, encompassing a handheld satellite communicator equipped with advanced GPS tracking technology. This lone worker device can be placed into tracking mode, which plots and sends a GPS position every ten minutes to the LONEALERT Management Suite - offering accurate lone worker tracking for those working in remote locations.

PERFECT FOR WORKERS WORKING IN ECOLOGISTS, WIND FARMS, SURVEYORS, AGRICULTURE.


Man Down

Man Down

Calls for help, when you can’t.

Man Down alarm is suitable for lone workers who face high levels of risk when carrying out their daily duties. This man down alarm device has already helped a growing number of high-profile organisations.

The simple interface allows a lone worker to create LONEALERT timer protection and check in regularly to confirm their safety. A single button press logs them in and out of LONEALERT.

Man Down alarm has a dedicated panic button to raise an instant alert in the event of an emergency and a fall sensor. When the unit is moved from a vertical position it audibly warns the wearer that it is in “Man Down” condition. If the wearer does not respond, an alert is raised and supervisors are notified.

LONEALERT Man Down alarm comes with an integrated GPS location, meaning that you can always monitor and protect the safety and whereabouts of your employees – wherever they are.

Contacting and verifying the user’s safety and condition can be done through a normal telephone call to the Man Down unit, or if discretion is required, a silent call can be made to listen in to the surrounding environment in order for a swift, appropriate response to be actioned.

Should mobile reception be a concern, instead of a standard sim card the Man Down can be supplied with a multi-network roaming sim, which connects to the strongest available network – selecting from any network in the EU.

PERFECT FOR WORKERS IN HAULAGE, WAREHOUSING, FORKLIFT DRIVING, INSTALLATION ENGINEERS, WORKING WITH POTENTIALLY VIOLENT PEOPLE.


Text-In

Text-In

Your safety on your mobile phone.

LONEALERT Text-In provides lone worker employees with flexible, simple to use protection whilst they are working alone.

Compliant with relevant sections of BS 8484 (British Standard for Lone Worker devices), LONEALERT Text-In is an ideal lone worker protection solution for workers who don’t wish to carry a dedicated personal safety alarm. It works on ANY mobile phone, and using the system is as simple as sending a text message or making a phone call.

PERFECT FOR WORKERS IN CHARITY WORKERS, METER READERS, UTILITY WORKERS.


Check-Call

Check-Call

Protection from any phone.

Not all employees face threat and violence every day of their working lives. However, many do work alone - for long periods of time or in short bursts. In some cases the only method of communication can be via phone line.

Check-Call provides these employees with flexible, simple to use protection whilst they are alone. Check-Call will work on ANY phone; accounts can be live in less than 24 hours; user set-up and training takes 15 minutes – delivered without taking staff out of the field.

Check-Call works seamlessly alongside the Text-In and Online service allowing users to use the most appropriate method, depending upon their circumstances, or preference.

PERFECT FOR NURSES, HOME CARERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, OFFICE WORKERS, HOME WORKERS.


Smartphone App

Smartphone App

Protection on the go.

The LONEALERT Smartphone app offers increased levels of lone worker protection via a smartphone, phablet or tablet. It provides supervisors with access to the LONEALERT Management Suite via a hand-held window, making responding to lone working incidents extremely simple.

With many organisations allowing staff to use their own mobile device for work, LONEALERT Smartphone protection is ideal for convenient, 24/7 lone worker protection. Installation of the lone worker app is easy - users simply download it to their smartphone from the relevant app store.

Location information is provided through the smartphone’s built in GPS/LBS location tracking technology, which pinpoints the lone worker’s accurate location details. A designated panic button is provided, that overrides the handset’s keypad lock, allowing the user to easily raise an immediate alert during any emergency situation.

LONEALERT’s Management Suite allows organisations to leave detailed notes on the cause and response of incidents for audit, review and evidence purposes.

LONEALERT Smartphone app is available on iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry it's the ideal lone working solution for smartphone users.

PERFECT FOR WORKERS IN NURSES, HOME CARERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, HOME/OFFICE WORKERS, CHARITY WORKERS, UTILITY WORKERS.


Man Down Plus

Man Down Plus

Motionless Detection.

It is a fact of life that some workers face threat and risk whilst carrying out their duties. Employers need to ensure they have adequate lone worker monitoring in place to protect those workers who might be at risk due to physical labour, or working on confrontational situations.

LONEALERT Man Down Plus combines all the standard safety features of the Man Down system, plus extended battery life, post alert locating beacon, lack of movement alert, waterproof IP67 rating with shock protection and optional accessories such as wireless panic alarm, RF tags and a non GPS indoor location system

Man Down Plus can be discreetly attached to clothing, and lone worker monitoring is activated as soon as the unit it switched on.

LONEALERT Man Down Plus has automatic lone worker GPS tracker in order to track and monitor your workforce – wherever they are. Supervisors are able to track the mobile and GPS signal strength of the user, as well as being alerted if there are long periods of lack of movement.

Lack of mobile reception can be a concern in certain job roles. If this is the case why not enquire about our multi-network sim cards, that roam across all EU networks, roaming on to the strongest available network to provide improved mobile connectivity.

Intrinsically safe version, the Man Down Plus EX. This is ATEX- approved

Also available is an intrinsically safe version, the Man Down Plus EX. This is ATEX- approved:

  • II 2 G Ex ib IIB T4
  • VTT 10 ATEX 016X
  • Zone 1 Category II Gas, intrinsically safe, temperature class 4t

PERFECT FOR WORKERS IN MANUFACTURING, LABORATORIES, WORKING CLOSE TO WATER OR LARGE COMPLEX FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS.

Article Code: BLA201510

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Mathew Colley

Mathew Colley is the Sales & Marketing Manager at LONEALERT, leading supplier of lone worker protection solutions and lone worker alarms to protect staff who work remotely, alone or are vulnerable.

Website: www.lonealert.co.uk

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