Increase Your Lone Worker Safety with Active Track
Safety in the workplace is a crucial factor for businesses & employees alike. Most companies take this aspect seriously and develop a safety plan along with introducing devices to safeguard the workplace. Unfortunately, this seldom covers the safety of Lone Workers.
They are employees that work away from physical supervision. These jobs, while important to the organization, puts these workers at serious risk of accidents. The scale of the event might be small, but what elevates the problem is the absence of people around to help them.
Active Track by Guard Patrol Products
Active Track is an advanced device produced to aid Lone workers who carry out their job away from the eyesight of others. It enables real-time monitoring and has supporting features like two-way communication and a panic button to minimize the risk these workers face.
The hand-held device has four buttons—GPS, Call me, Read Checkpoint, & Panic Button, placed at an optimum distance for easy use. Its internal quad-band GSM/ GPRS can house a special roaming SIM that connects to the strongest mobile signal in the area & give clear calls between the lone worker and the operator.
Let’s dive deeper into how Active Track increases lone worker safety.
A communication plan is the best way to avoid possible accidents from getting worse. The active track has two-way communication that one can set up between the operator and the lone worker.
This plan requires any of them to call and check-in with the other after a set interval of time (example: every 30 mins). The duration between each consecutive call depends on the type of work they are doing and should be planned so that it won’t affect the performance of the worker. Each call would be a confirmation that everything is proceeding as expected.
It is important to know where lone workers are at all times due to work & safety reasons.
The in-built GPS of the active track allows the operator to track them at all times. The GPS receiver allows tracking using satellite-based positioning technology when outdoors. This switches to AGPS when the lone worker goes indoors. This technology uses the triangulated information from nearby cell towers to get an accurate location. The lone worker can also manually use the GPS button on the device to send a text alert to the operator with their current coordinates.
In Case of Emergencies
There are two ways Active Track deals with emergencies:
This is when the lone worker faces an emergency during the job and requires immediate help for the same. They can get help by pressing the panic alarm on Active Track. You can configure this button to send a text message to a pre-designated number, which can also include the latest location.
Unfortunately, even after all precautions, emergencies can creep up unexpectedly. Active Track has an in-built accelerometer with the ability to pre-programme parameters. This feature will automatically send an alert when the device exits those parameters for a long time.
Example: Set the active parameters to when the device is vertical and the time as 10 minutes. If the lone worker falls and cannot reach the device to send an alarm, the device will detect that it is horizontal and automatically send an alarm after 10 minutes.
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