Lone Worker / Personnel TrackingA lone worker is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.
We Communicate offer a full free Risk assessment service and awareness presentations to help you decide if Lone worker / personnel tracking is the right choice.
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We offer advice regarding:
GPS Tracking, RFID tracking, Emergency alarms / Panic alarms and on site transmitter systems for companies that require either / or both Off site lone worker tracking and messaging and on site electronic transmission tracking and messaging for personnel and visitors.
GPS tracking systems include Mobile phone / device tracking, discreet pocket devices and combined systems for vehicle and personnel.
Electronic systems include wireless paging / tracking systems with alerts, man down, panic alert, 2 way audio, entry and exit alerts, gate alarms using card, tag or lanyard device provisions.
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Is there a loneworker legistlation?
Yes Employers have responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees and the health and safety of those affected by the work.
Current legislation relating to the Health and safety of employees is derived from the following Acts:-
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work (MHSW) Regulations 1999 requires employers to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health & safety of employees whilst at work and includes work related journeys.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 (updated in 1999) states that employers have a responsibility to carry out assessments of risk to the health & safety of employees whilst they are at work and to the people who may be affected by their work activities. Driving on company business constitutes a work activity.
On 6th April 2008 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act became law. This new Act means that senior management within an organisation, whose gross corporate failures in health and safety lead to the death of individuals can be prosecuted and face an unlimited fine, remedial order and be required to publicise their conviction and remedial order. Without sufficient measures in place, many organisations may find that they are exposed to serious penalties when the bill comes into force.
It is the employer’s duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or control risk where necessary.
What are the typical uses of Loneworker technology?
Lone Workers & Health & Safety Legislation
A lone worker is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Examples include:-
• Sales & Service engineers
• Estate agents and insurance staff
• Electrical engineers
• Environment Inspectors
• Personnel consultants
• Educational psychologists
• Employees serving court papers
• Community midwives
• Community mental health staff
• Council housing services staff
• Security guards
• Customer service officers
• Shop workers
• Social workers / personal care assistants
• Claims inspectors and financial advisors
Internal RFID / Pager systems can be used by any company for health and safety / contact and tracking within a builing or a site such as factories / hospitals or large corporate buildings.
Also included are Children, pets, relatives at risk, fishermen, hikers etc.