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StaySafe available on new Garmin inReach mini devices

Garmin inReach mini offers a smaller, lighter satellite communication device with 100% global coverage through Iridium’s satellite network.

The new mini device offers much of the same functionality as the larger Garmin inReach, and provides all of the core functionality of the StaySafe app. It will even allow a lone worker to trigger a panic alarm from a connected Garmin watch, and to exchange messages with a monitor using their watch too.

Accurate location tracking allows remote workers to be monitored from the StaySafe Hub, while an SOS panic allows them to signal for help in an emergency. If a panic alert is triggered on the device, StaySafe will notify a monitor immediately, allowing an organisation to take action.

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StaySafe receives updated British Standard BS 8484:2016 accreditation for safety

Following an independent audit by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), lone worker safety solution StaySafe has been approved for the provision of lone worker device services in accordance with the updated British Standard BS 8484:2016.

BS8484: 2016 supersedes the original BS 8484:2011, which StaySafe was awarded in 2015, and defines stringent guidelines regarding lone worker devices. A BS8484 accreditation is only awarded to solutions that are deemed to be fully compliant with current safety legislation and practices.

StaySafe monitoring service

StaySafe is an app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service which tracks a lone worker’s location via GPS and alerts their manager if they do not check-in within a specified time.

The app works on iPhone, Android and Windows and offers a wide range of functions including panic button, check-in, GPS tracking, man-down and duress alerts. If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are automatically triggered on screen and via text and email, allowing an employer to take immediate action. Monitoring can be done in-house via an online Hub or outsourced to one of StaySafe’s monitoring and response partners who offer 24/7 services.

British Standard of approval

Don Cameron, CEO StaySafe added; “achieving BS 8484:2016 status means we remain one of the handful of lone worker safety devices available in the market that meet the stringent British Standard of approval. It is a core part of our business to be independently recognised as having a solution that is fully compliant and of the highest quality as there is nothing more important to us than ensuring people’s safety”

If you would like to talk to us about StaySafe and how BS8484 applies to the Australasian market, please get in touch using the form below, or feel free to call on 0800 GET SECURE (0800 438 732):

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: A year on

Today (April 4, 2017) marks a year since the introduction of New Zealand’s new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and employees are beginning to see positive changes in their workplace.

A survey of 776 industry professionals conducted by Safeguard, has provided some insight into the changes the legislation has driven and the areas that still need addressing. Read more

Ground Control use StaySafe to manage lone workers during UK storm

On Thursday 23rd February storm Doris rolled across the UK, knocking down trees, damaging buildings, sweeping up debris and knocking out power supplies. With gale force winds of up to 95mph, many faced disruption as trees blocked rail lines and thousands were left without power.

But as many struggled to travel home and others avoided venturing out at all, Ground Control’s teams across the country worked throughout the night to remove obstructions and help their clients fix faults so that services could return to normal by the morning.

Fortunately, all of Ground Controls’ utility teams across the UK are equipped with the StaySafe app which made managing jobs and staff safety quick and efficient. Read more

Country and Outback Health Community Workers using StaySafe

Country and Outback Health protect lone workers with smartphone app even in isolated areas with poor signal

CoBH-Logo-transRegional primary health care organisation, Country and Outback Health (COBH) use the StaySafe app and cloud-based monitoring hub to ensure their employees, including their community nurses and other community workers, are safe when visiting clients alone.

COBH was set up by the Australian Government to better organise and manage local front-line health services. They run Partners in Recovery (PIR) which offers personalised mental health support to individuals across a vast geographical footprint and over isolated Outback areas.

Working alone in roles that include closed-door situations and periods of travel, means that PIR staff are more vulnerable to certain safety risks. These risks include aggressive behaviour, hostage situations and road accidents, all of which are unpredictable and sometimes difficult to control. Read more

Lone Worker Safety App, StaySafe, has been Voted as a Leader in Health and Safety by COS Readers

StaySafe is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Reader’s Choice Awards in Mobile Apps by Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine.

Nominations for the awards were chosen by the magazine’s editorial team and winners voted by readers through a comprehensive and dynamic survey.

StaySafe is an app and cloud-based monitoring solution which provides personal protection for lone workers. The app tracks employee location in real time, enabling employees to check-in safely and request immediate assistance if necessary. Designed to overcome lone worker safety challenges, the app includes a wide range of features such as timed sessions, panic button, duress PIN and man-down alerts. Read more

Beating the mobile blackspot with SMS and satellite options

The ‘mobile blackspot’ – those annoying pockets where you can’t connect to the network, rendering your top of the range smartphone or device useless when you need to make a call. This is of course particularly pertinent if you are trying to use your phone to call or signal for help in an emergency.

Luckily, mobile and internet coverage around the world is continuously expanding. According to Statista.com, the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. In 2014, nearly 60 per cent of the population worldwide owned a mobile phone. Penetration is forecast to continue to grow, going up to 67 per cent by 2019 – which gives a good indication of how much of the world we can reasonably expect to be able to use a mobile device in. Read more

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. Read more

Lone Worker Monitoring using Satellite Technology

The end of mobile blackspots. Lone worker app now has global mobile coverage to protect staff in any location using satellite coverage.

StaySafe has partnered with mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat to provide a lone worker safety solution that continues to protect your employees even if their mobile signal fails.

Utilising satellite coverage means that the StaySafe app and cloud-based hub can monitor employee safety anywhere in the world, with no reduction in functionality or accuracy.

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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 Device Services”.

This is a significant achievement for StaySafe, only achieved after long preparation and rigorous assessment to ensure that the standard’s stringent requirements were met. To the best of our knowledge, StaySafe is the only BS8484 compliant smartphone lone worker device available and supported locally in New Zealand.

At Secure Mobility we are very excited about what this means for the StaySafe solution, and its entry to the New Zealand market.

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