Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

The new Health and Safety at Work Act came into effect in New Zealand on April 4th 2016. This new Act has been the subject of much speculation and confusion around what it means for workers and employers. This includes all workers within an organisation, including lone workers.

The rise of GPS tracking apps to monitor employee safety – walking the line between safety and privacy

Whether we use it to navigate to meetings or to check-in at our favourite restaurant, GPS has become a big part of our everyday lives. 10 years ago carrying around a GPS receiver in your pocket would be unimaginable, however today many of us use GPS daily via our smartphones. But it’s one thing choosing […]

The human element of disaster management – protecting lone workers

While we can plan and prepare for the practical side of disaster recovery, the ‘What if…?’ scenarios around our team members’ safety in the event of a terror attack or natural disaster are somewhat harder to address and, of course, highly emotive. Following last November’s terror attacks in Paris and other equally upsetting incidents around the world, […]

Is Your Lone Worker Policy ‘Fit for Purpose’ in 2016?

Right now, I’m lone working. Granted, the security of my home office probably isn’t causing my employer sleepless nights, but I’m lone working nonetheless. Lone workers come in many different guises, and with new Sentencing Council guidelines for breaches of Duty of Care coming into force on Monday 1 February, it has arguably never been more pertinent […]

StaySafe continues to enhance lone worker app

Through our close working association with StaySafe we are able to both provide input to the technical direction and strategy for the product, to fit the New Zealand market. We also assist with beta testing and refinement of these new features.

StaySafe BS8484 Update

The upcoming changes to health and safety legislation in New Zealand are certainly increasing awareness of smartphone-based solutions within the market. As a result, we are seeing significant interest in StaySafe. The StaySafe solution which we represent in New Zealand has now been successfully audited and accredited under British Standard BS8484:2011 “The Provision of Lone Worker […]