5 Reasons To Remember Your Lone Worker Device

Supplying staff with a lone worker service is an investment in their safety and wellbeing. It is not a tool to track whereabouts and monitor performance; GPS data is only available to our Controllers when an alarm is raised and limited portal admins.

“One of the big considerations we’ve seen is around adoption and consumption. How do you get your staff to carry the device at all times and understand the importance of it. I always point out to customers that we don’t turn the service off – you don’t stop work and the service stops, it’s 24/7. Actually, your employer is providing that extended service, and it’s getting that mindset changed.”
Naz Dossa, Peoplesafe – CEO

Providing you with a lone worker device helps your employer fulfil their Duty of Care to you as a lone working employee. However, the device is ultimately there for your benefit.

1. Method of getting help

You never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you need assistance. Carrying your lone worker device ensures you have a way of getting help and it could just save your life.

Read some of our user stories from genuine incidents that we’ve handled in our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

2. 24/7 assistance

No matter the day or time, when you press the SOS button, you’ll be guaranteed an immediate response from our ARC giving you piece of mind. Our service is available to keep you safe during working hours and beyond (e.g. commuting to and from work).

3. Evidence

If you feel threatened, you can press the SOS button and be connected to one of our highly trained Controllers. The 2-way audio channel will allow them to listen in to the situation and decide on the best course of action to help you. This audio is also recorded; in the event that anything serious should happen, this audio can be used as evidence in a court case.

4. GPS positioning

In the event that you need assistance urgently, a lone worker device that utilises GPS will be able to report your position automatically meaning you can get help faster. The Peoplesafe service is integrated with what3words enhancing our location data to pinpoint users to 3 square metres anywhere in the world.

5. Additional information

Using the Log Activity feature, you can provide extra details about your location or the risks you might be facing. For example, if you’re about to enter a block of flats, you can use this feature to say which flat you’re visiting and what floor it’s on to compliment the GPS data transmitted from the device.

Optional Extras

If you’re device is fitted with additional features, there’s even more reason to carry it with you. Devices with a roaming SIM are able to use the strongest available GSM connection from three of the UK’s largest mobile operators, as opposed to the single operators used by smartphone SIMs.

Fall Detection automatically raises an alarm to our ARC when it detects a fall. Therefore, if you suffer a slip, trip or fall and are unable to call for help, your lone worker device will already be calling for assistance.

Without the benefit of a colleague nearby, you could find yourself in situations where you need assistance. Having your lone worker device with you ensures that you’ll be able to get the help you need when you need it most.

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If you would like to find out more about the lone worker devices we offer, click here.