Lone Worker and Man-down
According to Peoplesafe.co.uk, it is estimated that 6.8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers, which is 22% of the 31.2m UK working population. Statistics from the British Crime Survey suggest that as many as 150 lone workers are attacked (physically or verbally) every single day.
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By definition, “lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision” – Source: “Working Alone”, Health and Safety Executive. Those that are self-employed, and work alone are also part of this group. Many businesses rely on staff working alone, so employers must ensure that procedures are in place to protect the safety of their staff.
One of the standard features available on two-way radios is ‘Lone Worker’ which would give a tone at regular intervals to which the lone-worker would need to respond to by pressing the PTT button. If the worker was to fail to respond, within the pre-defined time, the radio will then go into ‘emergency mode’ and help and support would be sent to them. However, the worker would need to be located first.
Add-ons or applications have been developed to get more out of these standard features. One of the software add-ons allows you to see on a map where the radio users are, both indoors and out. Combining this with the lone worker feature means that any worker who fails to respond to their alert will be able to be located easily.
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