Celtic Anglian Water use StaySafe’s app and wearable tech to keep Lone Workers safe
Celtic Anglian Water (CAW) is a water solutions company who provide treatment services across Ireland. Part of the Anglian Water Group are regarded as one of Ireland’s largest water service operators, CAW employees work across a range of offices and treatment plants across Ireland and the UK. With measures in place to minimise the requirement for lone working, some elements of work still require employees to attend sites alone, CAW launched the StaySafe app to ensure their lone workers are protected even out of hours.
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
Advances in technology mean that jobs that used to require a team can now be completed by a lone worker
Geospatial Surveyors, Technics use the StaySafe app to protect their employees when they are working alone.
Technics employs 48 full-time surveyors as well as freelancers who work all over the UK and abroad. The bulk of their work is land surveys, measured building surveys and utility locations – often in remote areas. Advancements in technology within the survey industry led to an increased number of employees attending jobs alone and so Technics felt they needed a way to monitor their safety. Read more
UK based company Kingswood Air Conditioning have launched the StaySafe solution to monitor the safety of their lone working engineers.
Kingswood provides servicing and installation of air conditioning equipment to businesses across the UK including NHS and University buildings. Their engineers often travel and work on sites alone, working at height and with heavy equipment.
Slips, trips and falls and heavy lifting are two of the top causes of workplace accidents, accounting for 2.1 million working days being each year (HSE 2014/2015). Engineers working in the facilities management industry are particularly vulnerable to these top risks as well as fire, electrocution and being struck by an object.
When working alone and an accident occurs, receiving immediate help may not be possible. Therefore, it is crucial that lone workers have a way of alerting someone if they are in trouble and in need of help. With Kingswood operating an out of hour call service this became a top priority for the business. Read more
Independent IT, telecommunications and electrical service providers, i-Systems, are using the StaySafe solution to meet their duty of care to lone working employees.
i-System engineers carry out installation and maintenance work on a flexible, project basis, sometimes working alone or in groups. Therefore, having a flexible solution that functions alongside their work pattern were crucial for the business.
Due to operating with electrics, equipment and sometimes at height, field service engineers are more at risk of workplace accidents such as electrocution and falls. This prompted i-Systems to make the switch from a manual administrating system, to the more robust and flexible StaySafe solution.
The StaySafe app enables i-Systems to monitor the location and safety status of their employees using the online hub. If an employee activates one of the app’s alerts or fails to check-in to a running session, notifications are sent via text, email and on screen via the hub. As well as a panic button facility, the StaySafe app has additional features such as discreet panic, duress pin and non-movement alerts. Read more