Benefits of Lone Worker Protection Systems
It is important that when any worker goes to work, that they do so in a safe environment, and this is generally true for most modern factories and offices where numerous protective measures are taken every day e.g.
- The provision of Personal Protective Equipment, e.g. hard hats, protective glasses, steel toe cap boots, etc
- CCTV system to continuously monitor vulnerable or hazardous areas
- Fire Alarms to protect against the risk of fire
- Access control systems to restrict staff access to hazardous area
Who is classed as a Lone Worker and what are the risks?
Lone workers are typically those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, for example:
- Security patrol personnel
- Health care professionals
- Service and Maintenance engineers
- Environmental officers
- Asset surveyors
- Law enforcement workers
Being a Lone Worker can mean being susceptible to a variety of incidents such as:
- Becoming vulnerable to violence, where a person is abused, threatened, or assaulted
- Experiencing sudden health emergencies
- Fire safety issues
- Being a potential victim of theft
- Weather emergencies
- Accident or injury
What equipment is available to protect lone workers?
- Panic Alarms – These are wearable, push button activated alarms that can generate an audible alarm to alert anyone in the local area of there being a problem. Alternatively, this could be a push button activated radio device that sends a signal to a receiver. This could be connected to an existing system like your intruder or CCTV system to generate an alarm or it could communicate with a monitoring station via the mobile telephone network.
- Personal GPS Tracker – This is a navigation device, normally carried by person, that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the device’s movements and determines the user’s exact location.
- Provision of a dedicated mobile telephone to facilitate two-way communications at all times.
- Man Down Sensor – This is a wearable device that can automatically detect the orientation of the wearer via an internal tilt detector and when preset conditions are met, ie when the device has been horizontal for 2 minutes, can send an alarm via a radio signal to a receiver that links to your existing intruder or CCTV system or in its own right to a monitoring station via the mobile telephone network.
Our Active Track Real Time Patrol Management solution includes all the features above with the additional benefits of Geo-Fencing and live Proof of Presence Reporting.
Active Track is a hand-held device that can be carried in a holster or via a lanyard around your neck that combines all the above capabilities and more into a single device. Active Track’s main features include:
- Two-way voice communications
- Live GPS location tracking
- Real Time reporting of Panic alarm activations
- Automatic man down alarms.
- Communicates with our Active View cloud-based management software in Real Time via the GSM mobile telephone network.
- Management software that can be configured and monitored from anywhere in the world via a secure login via an internet web browser.
- Supports alarm forwarding by email or SMS text message to designated contacts and can even forward alarms to an Alarm Monitoring Centre for further action if required.
- An integrated RFID reader enables checkpoints to be used to identify places visited and the tasks performed for a whole range of “Proof of Presence” applications
To find out more about our Lone worker solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. For more information or for a free quote, please contact us – we will be happy to help