StaySafe, the workplace safety solutions provider, has partnered with JLL to help protect more than 70 mobile technicians who work alone.
JLL, the corporate solutions, property management and real estate organisation employs over 80,000 employees worldwide and manages a number of different accounts across the globe.
The StaySafe mobile app allows JLL to protect its mobile technicians, who work alone and often from height, and to help quickly locate them and send assistance in an emergency.
In March 2020, the HSE updated its Protecting Lone Workers: How to Manage the Risks of Working Alone guidance document, which advises employers and employees on the factors that need to be considered when assessing and managing the risks to lone workers’ health, safety and wellbeing.
This updated guidance has proven particularly well-timed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen hundreds of thousands of organisations adapting to these uncertain times by facilitating many of their employees working from home, or instructing them to carry out isolated activities on sites in order to comply with social distancing guidelines if they cannot work from home.
Strengthening Health and Safety Policies
JLL hires mobile technicians who support their accounts by carrying out maintenance work at various properties such as roof work, filter changing and coil cleaning. Despite technicians being given fall protection training, any roof work carried out is usually done by one worker and managers were concerned for their safety should an accident arise. As a way to strengthen their existing health and safety policy, JLL has invested in StaySafe, as a dedicated lone worker solution.
StaySafe’s app enables employers to quickly and easily locate lone workers in an emergency and send immediate help. Technicians can use StaySafe to log their arrival and safe departure from each external visit by simply pressing a button. If an employee fails to check-in safely during a lone working session, has an accident or raises an alert, managers will be able to locate them and get help straight away.
StaySafe’s man down alert ensures that if an employee has not moved for a period of time, a non-movement alert is triggered in case there has been an accident. This is particularly useful for JLL’s technicians who spend a lot of time working alone, from height and travelling. The panic alert feature allows staff to notify a manager if they are in a dangerous situation. Their manager can then immediately send assistance to them.
Bruce Brown, Director of Operations at JLL commented, “We’re really pleased with how well the app has been integrated into the company. The team were great with answering any questions we had and our staff have peace of mind when working alone”.
Don Cameron, CEO at StaySafe added, “Falls from height are the third-highest cause of fatal injury and account for 20 per cent of all fatal accidents, according to statistics taken from the HSE. With this in mind, we are glad to offer a solution that can provide assistance should a fall happen”.
Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 26 March 2021