SOS Fob is an advanced, simple to use personal protection device. Compact, durable, waterproof and discreet it connects lone and at risk workers via two-way audio and GPS to a state-of-the-art alarm receiving centre (ARC). In an emergency the ARC’s highly trained operators can send emergency services direct to the worker’s exact location. As part of the award-winning Safe Hub platform, SOS Fob provides proactive, reactive and emergency support for people wherever they are in the world, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
“Our lone workers attend Personal Safety Training, and we take the view that nothing is so important that we can’t take the time to do it safely. But, the very nature of our work means that challenging and unpredictable situations can and do occur. That is when the added security and peace of mind offered by the SOS Fob comes into its own."
Thomas Berry, Health & Safety Manager Calico Group
Red Alert (emergency support)
Any time a lone worker feels at risk or in need of support, they simply press the SOS button to raise an alert and open a two-way call. They will immediately be connected to an ARC operative with secure access to their personal profile and real-time GPS location data. The call will be recorded. The ARC can send emergency services direct to the lone worker, bypassing 999 and saving time.
Yellow Alert (virtual buddy)
Workers can leave a voice message with task- or location-specific information anytime they enter a potentially hazardous situation. If the worker then raises a Red Alert or cannot be contacted, their recording will be accessed, providing useful contextual information.
Worker Down (reactive support)
SOS Fob provides a smart, customisable fall detection function. If a fall is detected, the device will enter an alert mode; sending audio, visual and vibration notifications to the user. If Worker Down is not deactivated within a designated time period, an alarm is raised at the ARC. The user can easily deactivate the alert with a single touch.
SOS Fob key features
Prominent SOS button.
High-quality two-way audio.
Secondary call button for safety message recording.
BS8484:2016 Gold Certified.
Motion and shock sensors.
LED indicators for power and connectivity.
Long standby time, with rechargeable battery.
Micro USB and cradle charger.
Weighs 35 grams.
Fits in the palm of a hand (61mm x 43mm x 16mm).
Safe Hub is a secure, web-based portal that provides an accurate cross-device snapshot of system activity with real-time reporting. Easily deployed, it ensures compliance with current health and safety legislation, enables a culture of best practice for lone working and facilitates real time reporting and corporate governance.
Complete customisation and management
Using cutting-edge voice and data communications, the system is easy to use, simple to implement, and convenient to manage. It provides the highest degree of flexibility around the number of lone workers that are supported, and the level of protection that each requires.
Allocate protection and monitoring solutions tailored to each lone worker’s risk assessment.
Define bespoke escalation and response procedures.
Activate and deactivate protection and monitoring.
Communicate with, identify, locate, report and respond to individual lone workers.
Contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today
Post by Rob Gilbert
Rob is Chief Sales Officer at Lone Worker Solutions (LWS). He is responsible for introducing new clients to the benefits of Safe Hub, and ensuring their experience is straightforward, simple and truly effective. His consultative, customer-focused approach means our clients have full access to every possible resource to achieve lasting, best-of-breed solutions and service excellence.
About Lone Worker Solutions
At Lone Worker Solutions, it’s our business to protect employees, managers and shareholders from the risks associated with working alone. This includes the potential hazards faced by staff who work by themselves, remotely, or out-of-sight or earshot of colleagues. When it comes to safety we don't believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; instead, we tailor our solution to each organisation's exact needs.
About Safe Hub
Safe Hub is an award-winning package of emergency, buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers. Safe Hub supports lone and remote workers on the widest possible array of BS8484:2016 Gold Certified devices including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerrys, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones.