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Buyer’s Guide – Technology for Lone Worker Safety

Tools for Lone Workers
27 July 2021 | Updated 28 July 2021
 

Lone workers without direct supervision or anyone to help them if things go wrong will always be at greater risk of accident, and can benefit from mobile app solutions to protect their safety.

Explore the range of technology solutions available to protect lone workers.

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Safe Shores Monitoring – The Companion App

The Companion App is a BS8484 integrated lone worker safety app which transforms any Android or Apple smartphone into a lone worker safety device.

The app features a configurable sensor which automatically detects slips, trips and falls, or it can detect periods of inactivity where at risk lone workers may be unconscious due to hazardous environments or pre-existing health conditions.

The app also captures different moods indicated by lone workers to record employee wellbeing, helping to address mental health challenges in the workplace.

Used By
Capita, Balfour Beatty, NHS, Birmingham City Council, Taff Housing Association, RSPB, Rethink Mental Illness, Kelloggs and Cairngorms National Park

Accreditations
Living Wage Employer accredited, BS8484 Part 4, 5, 6 and 7, BS5979 CAT2, BS7858 and Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme ISO9001, and ISO27001

Price
From £0.67 per user per month

Best For
Organisations who want to monitor both physical and mental health.

Client Testimonial
“As a vital part of our lone worker solution, the Safe Shores Monitoring team has provided our employees with valuable support and assistance in difficult situations, resulting in confidence in the service.” – Capita

Visit Safe Shores Monitoring Companion App

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Safepoint

Safepoint is a lone working solution designed for high-risk staff offering a high level of flexibility and scalability.  Licenses are completely flexible so you can move them between staff members at any point, which could be useful for those covering shifts. You can also add more licenses as your team grows.

Safepoint’s accompanying app includes the option to attach voice recordings to events, ensuring reporting can be completed with ease.

The app is also an official what3words partner – what3words is built in to provide accurate location data, even in rural and remote areas.

Used By
The Co-Operative, Holiday Inn, Specsavers, Age UK and Swansea University

Price
From £10 per user per month

Accreditations
BS 8484:2016, UEA Innovation & Impact Awards Winners 2020

Best For
Growing teams looking to scale up, and organisations whose employees work shifts.

Client Testimonial
“The technology Safepoint have in place is incredibly easy to use, which is important for our colleagues when they are out on the road. Allowing us to track the progress of our delivery drivers and respond swiftly to any calls for support, is a comfort to our colleagues as they carry out their vital role for our communities.” – Lee Hammond, Head of Security, The Co-Operative.

 
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Safe Apps Ltd – StaySafe

The StaySafe lone worker app is designed to work alongside wearable technology and satellite tracking devices for remote employees.

The app claims to offer 16 per cent more coverage than any other lone worker app, as it switches between all available connections, including a low signal mode.

Once a session on the StaySafe has been started, managers have a full overview of where their staff are. If an employee fails to check-in safely, has an accident or raises an alert, managers can send help to their exact location.

The app also has a man-down feature which sends an alert to managers if an employee has not moved for a certain period of time.

Used By
Ericsson, Chelsea and Westminster hospital, Siemens Healthineers and McKinstry

Price
On request

Accreditations
BS 8484

Best For
Businesses whose workers may benefit from wearing a device that pairs with an app, such as those working from height who may not have easy access to their phone.

Client Testimonial
“We’re pleased with how well the StaySafe app has integrated into our service delivery. It’s easy to use and the fact it’s scalable means we have the ability to roll it out to other projects as they come onboard . The team were great in helping us get up and running and made sure the questions we had were answered. We’re confident that our staff have the protection they need when working alone”.
– Shaun Webb, MES Manager, Siemens Healthineers.

 
 
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Safe Pro

Safe Pro allows an employee to call for help with the press of a button. The device can be worn in various ways, via a belt or wrist strap or as a windscreen mount for use in a vehicle.

Safe Pro allows an employee to call for help with the press of a button. The device can be worn in various ways, via a belt or wrist strap or as a windscreen mount for use in a vehicle.

Users can easily be assigned to the device by scanning a QR code, ensuring responders will know which person needs help when an alarm is raised.

Used By
Homerton College, New England Seafood, Swissport

Accreditations
BS 8484:2016

Price
From £10 per user per month

Best For
Small teams where switching users is needed - Safe Pro allows up to five user profiles on the platform.

Client Testimonial
"Everything about [it] is exactly what we need as reassurance. Employees just need to press the button and it's amazing how quick the response is. The feedback is always excellent. You know, what they're actually wearing now will save their lives. They may be on their own, but they're not on their own, they are protected."
– Building & Services Manager, Homerton College

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Atlas PTT

Atlas PTT is a Push To Talk Over Cellular (POC) solution by ANT Telecom, a product that combines the functionality of radio and smartphone technology in one device.

Users can easily combine lone working and Atlas PTT on a single smartphone with the Atlas SOS lone worker app. With a panic button and tilt sensors that can trigger an alarm in the event of an emergency, staff are protected whilst working alone.

This type of technology can additionally be a powerful means of collaboration and safety for mobile teams. Atlas PTT allows colleagues to take a photo of their task e.g. a machine they need to fix, have a quick group chat using their PoC app on their smartphone, before having  a one-to-one mobile call to assist with the task in hand.

Used By
Severn Trent Water, Smurfit Kappa Group, Vorwerk UK

Price
On request

Accreditations
SafeContractor approved, ISO 9001

Best For
Those looking to combine a lone management safety tool with something that will also aid project management.

Client Testimonial
“We had full confidence that ANT Telecom would deliver the best possible bespoke solution to fully upgrade our safety and communication technology and associated processes and now, our workers can feel assured of their safety whilst also benefiting from streamlined communication abilities.” – Vicky Del-Busso, Contracts Manager, Severn Trent.

 

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 27 July 2021

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