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We Are Beams

We Are Beams (Beams) is a UK charity working to support the disabled children, young people and their families across Kent.

As part of their Direct Payment Support Service, Beams is commissioned by the local authority to help families best use the available funding to meet their individual circumstances and needs. The service is provided by a team of lone workers who visit clients at their homes to offer support and advice. Travelling by country roads and working behind closed doors, Direct Payment Case Workers are exposed to both environmental and people risk.

“Dealing with finances can be overwhelming at the best of times. Many of our families employ support workers directly, adding another layer of responsibility or they need to find alternative services which meet their child’s needs to ensure they spend funding in the best way. Lone working allows us as a charity to support as many families in the community as possible to take the stress out of the process. We understand that lone working does come with a set of risks and we want our employees to feel safe and secure as they do so.” – Karen Dorling, Direct Payment Service Manager.

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Turner and Townsend use StaySafe to check-in with staff and monitor their safety out of hours

Turner and Townsend is a construction and project management consultancy, whose lone workers provide a range of services to organisations across the UK. Read more

Business Manukau use StaySafe to monitor the safety of crime prevention managers

Business Manukau is a non-profit organisation, providing services to businesses in the city of Manukau, New Zealand, with two main objectives; making Manukau safer for all, and promoting the city as the best place to shop, work, invest and play in Auckland.

In order to achieve their first objective, a number of crime prevention managers regularly patrol the streets of Manukau, dealing with shoplifters, beggars, buskers and persons displaying antisocial behaviour. The crime prevention managers work alone and often carry out patrols throughout the night. Read more

Dennis Eagle uses StaySafe to monitor the safety of their mobile engineers

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Dennis Eagle is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of refuse collection vehicles. The company has a number of service centres and contract sites throughout the UK, providing servicing and maintenance of customer vehicles.

Mobile engineers also provide servicing at workshops, customer sites and roadsides across the country. The nature of their work means that direct supervision cannot be guaranteed and work environments can be unpredictable. Read more

Shields Environmental protect lone working telecoms staff

Telecoms supplier, Shields Environmental have switched from a manual check-in system to StaySafe’shields-e logos easy to use app to ensure their staff are safe whilst they work and travel in the field.

Shields Environmental provides services and equipment to the telecoms industry. Their team of lone workers carry out electrical installations on sites across the UK, often travelling between busy cities and remote locations working at height and with electricity. Read more

Calgary Urban Project Society

Not-for-profit organisation, CUPS, use StaySafe on Cat® rugged smartphones for a robust, reliable way to protect their community workers.

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) are a non-profit organisation working to support individuals and families in overcoming the challenges of poverty. CUPS provide the resources needed for individuals to get their lives on track and achieve their full potential through three main services; housing, education and health care.

CUPS were previously using a different service to monitor staff safety but felt that it wasn’t enough to carry out their duty of care. While it provided a rough idea of where staff were located, it was not enough to locate them quickly in an emergency. They also found that it wasn’t suitable for all of their lone workers and so only a couple of teams were able to use it. Read more

Signposts Charity’s staff use StaySafe are rarely in the office

Homeless charity Signposts, who provide temporary accommodation and support services to 16-65 year olds in Luton and Dunstable, have launched the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service to protect their lone workers.

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The staff at Signposts offer 24-hour support to vulnerable and sometimes high-risk individuals so the charity felt they needed a way to accurately monitor and protect their employees while they work in the community. After a review of the market, Signposts decided to roll out StaySafe across the business. Read more

Venture Trust staff protect the vulnerable and are protected by StaySafe

Scottish charity Venture Trust launch ‘user-friendly’ StaySafe solution to protect their lone working community staff

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Scottish based charity Venture Trust, who run wilderness-based personal and social development programmes for vulnerable people in Scotland and the UK, have launched the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service to protect their lone workers.

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See how Altwood Group uses StaySafe to protect lone workers

StaySafe keeps vulnerable housing sector workers safe in the field.

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Employees in the housing sector can be extremely vulnerable as they are required to visit building sites and empty properties, carry out maintenance work and meet with buyers and tenants, often by themselves. Lone workers can be an easy target for verbal or physical abuse or have an accident and not be able to call for help.

In a study commissioned in 2012 by Inside Housing1 of more than 220 councils, arm’s length management organisations and housing associations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales it was found that 84% of survey respondents had been verbally assaulted, 8% had had a weapon used against them and 1% had been sexually assaulted.

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TransGas replaced manual welfare checks with StaySafe

TransGas Turn to Technology to Manage Safety of Front Line Operations Personnel

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Canadian based company, TransGas use the StaySafe Solution to protect their employees while travelling and working alone.

TransGas provide transportation and storage services to natural gas producers and consumers across Saskatchewan. With a network of 14,000 kilometres of natural gas pipelines, their operators spend much of their working day travelling to and between sites and may spend large portions of their day working alone.

Travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers around the world face each day. In Canada, there were 1,923 fatalities and 165,306 injuries related to vehicle accidents. Many of these victims would have been at work at the time. Read more