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Municipalities

Easy-to-use lone worker app for Municipalities

Your employees may face challenging situations while working in the community. With our easy-to-use lone worker solutions, you can protect them, 24/7, from risks.

How our safety app can support Municipality employees

Lone working has become commonplace for many working for municipalities. Employees  regularly carry out public-facing roles, home visits or client meetings alone and away from the office. While working alone is usually safe, lone working brings with it additional risk, as any danger faced is faced alone.

The StaySafe lone worker protection device ensures lone workers have a way to signal for help in any situation. A panic button can be used at any time, while missed check-in and session expiry alerts will send an alarm, even if the lone worker cannot. If an employee is faced with an aggressor, a panic alarm can be triggered discreetly, or the duress PIN can be used to trick them into thinking the app has been closed when, in fact, a high priority alarm has been triggered.

What are the risks associated with lone working for Municipalities?

Lone workers face potentially challenging situations, as they often enter client homes alone, work late hours, carry out maintenance or deal with sensitive situations. Such environments mean that employees can be exposed to a range of environmental and interpersonal risk.

Violence and aggression

Unfortunately, violence and aggression are common, especially when dealing with a range of sensitive issues and with vulnerable individuals.

Environmental risk

Working in locations away from the office which haven’t been risk assessed can expose employees to common workplace hazards such as slips, trips and falls or aggressive animals.

Driving

Travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers around the world face each day. Travel risks are not always immediately considered, yet many employees regularly spend time travelling between appointments.

Ill health

If a lone worker suffers a medical emergency such as a heart attack or fainting, receiving immediate support and alerting emergency services could prove difficult without nearby colleagues.

How StaySafe helps protect lone workers

At StaySafe we have specifically-designed functionality to overcome common lone worker challenges. The ‘discreet panic’ function provides a way to signal for help without aggravating a tense situation, while the duress PIN provides a way to send an alert if being forced to close the app.

The StaySafe app gives employers visibility of the location and safety status of lone workers in an emergency and allows them to check-in safely once they have finished a lone working or travel session. A note taking facility allows lone workers to add extra details to a session such as with whom they are meeting or where in a building they are based.

If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are instantly visible in the online StaySafe monitoring hub. Chosen managers are automatically notified via text, call and email. With StaySafe, you can protect your employees wherever they are and whenever they need help.

GUIDE

Guide to lone working

In many industries, lone working has become commonplace. Download this guide to understand the risks lone workers can face and the practical steps you can put in place to help keep them safe.

Why organizations love the StaySafe monitoring solution

“There’s been a good response from eevryone since introducing StaySafe. Both staff and supervisors feel confident that if an accident occurs the necessary protection is in place keep everyone safe.”

Ajay Ramdas

Risk Officer, Mooraboolshire Council

“We already had a lone worker solution but, it wasn’t user friendly and didn’t include wearables. It was also problematic is a team member was attacked, everyone has a V.BTTN now. The app is so easy for all of us to use.”

Paul Leonard

Control Room Manager, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

“StaySafe has been a huge help for managers and staff. The setup was quick and the team made sure onboarding was simple. Our employees feel much safer knowing they can access help when working away from the office.”

Tracy Guy

Lead Health & Safety Advisor, Telford & Wrekin Council

If you are looking for a lone worker solution trusted by clients all over the globe, we would love to hear from you.

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