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Safeguarding lone workers in government and education

Just a few public sector organisations who have deployed Safe Hub

Lone working in government and education

 

There are plenty of roles where the sector’s employees may find themselves working alone, remotely, or out of sight or earshot of colleagues. In schools, it may be maintenance and caretaking, or even teachers staying behind late to write a lesson plan. Staff at an elected representative’s constituency office may occasionally work alone preparing documents. And council workers providing frontline services may face risks from working alone with the public.

Safe Hub is here to support all such staff – whether lone working is a regular feature of their jobs, or a rare occurrence.

Public Sector G-Cloud 11

 

Lone Worker Solutions is an approved supplier to the public sector through the G-Cloud 11 digital services procurement framework. Safe Hub, our secure managed lone worker protection system, meets the standards required by public sector bodies and is already deployed across a number of UK councils.

Violence and aggression faced by elected officials

 

In the UK, members of parliament now have dedicated support from the police when they are in London. But when they and their staff are at their constituency offices across the UK, they may not have such direct access to the emergency services. Parliamentary staff, government interns and local council staff interact directly with the public, often at anti-social times and in challenging circumstances. Safe Hub can provide valuable support to workers in such situations. With our apps and devices, they have access to Red Alert and its 'Virtual Buddy' function.

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Working for a borough council


Local council lone workers such as trading standards officers face a range of everyday risks. From travelling between appointments to dealing with potentially non-compliant clients, Safe Hub can mitigate those risks.

The emergency Red Alert links workers directly with our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), which can use GPS to identify the worker's location and direct emergency services straight there if needed. Workers also have access to Yellow Alert voice memo and Safe Check periodic welfare check, to cover a range of working scenarios.

"Protection systems like this can't prevent a problem from occurring. But when something goes wrong, it is immensely comforting for staff to know that if they press the button, someone will be listening; they know that you are in trouble, and they know where you are."
 

Garry Fisher, Corporate Health & Safety Manager, Essex County Council.

Essex County Council

From trading standards officers to isolated librarians

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the UK's biggest councils, employing some 9,000 staff. ECC has identified all the staff roles that included a lone-working component and established a risk-based health and safety profile for each one. The highest-risk roles cover staff working directly with residents and businesses such as trading standards officers, social workers, park wardens, and even librarians in some of the county’s smaller facilities. ECC’s Health & Safety Board selected Safe Hub as their preferred personal safety device.

About Lone Worker Solutions

Safe Hub, from Lone Worker Solutions, is an award-winning locate-and-respond protection system for people who work alone or out of sight of colleagues. It offers a comprehensive package of features including GPS locate, emergency, buddy, reactive, proactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for all lone working scenarios.

 

Safe Hub supports the broadest possible array of devices including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerry, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist lone working safety devices and satellite phones.

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