Their main concern was that if an employee had an accident, they would not know it had happened, let alone be able to locate the person and arrange emergency assistance. Other risks to their personal safety whilst working alone could include physical attack or verbal abuse.
The Council decided that a personal safety alarm system would give them peace of mind and give their staff confidence whilst working alone.
After trialling Peoplesafe and other lone worker systems, it was clear that the Peoplesafe service with the Sonim XP3 Sentinel was the superior solution. The trial indicated that Peoplesafe gave them the best network coverage, had accurate locations in the event of a red alert and was far more economical than doubling up on staff.
The Sonim XP3 Sentinel was perfect for the bridge inspectors at Lincolnshire County Council as it is extremely rugged (waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, resistance from drops) and comes with a 3-year comprehensive warranty in the event it is damaged. As well as a mobile phone with two-way communications, the device has a number of enhanced features for lone working allowing the user to be located if they are feeling vulnerable, been attacked or had an accident.
Richard Waters, Principal Engineer at Lincolnshire County Council said “Lincolnshire County Council takes the Health and Safety of its employees very seriously and, therefore, we investigated a number of lone worker devices and service providers.
The Sonim XP3 Sentinel stood out because of its rugged features, accuracy of location and ease of use. “Our inspectors always use their Sonim whilst out on a job. It gives them confidence that in a high-risk lone working situation they can raise an alarm if needed. As a manager, it gives me peace of mind that if they have an accident we can quickly locate them and immediately assist them.