Just a few of the organisations in the Housing & Property sector who have chosen Safe Hub
Procurement for Housing (PfH) Framework
Lone worker protection perfectly suited to the housing sector
Lone Worker Solutions is thrilled to be part of the Procurement for Housing (PfH) Framework Agreement. PfH is a national procurement consortium for the social housing sector. The Framework aims to make procurement of lone worker protection a simple and efficient process for Members. It also covers registered providers of social housing, local authorities or housing arm’s length management organisations which become PfH members during the agreement period.
The highest quality standards
To join the Framework, we demonstrated that we will work for the benefit of all PfH Members’ stakeholders. We’ve shown that we have robust procedures around business continuity and quality assurance, and that we can provide value for money and positive social impact to PfH members.
Choose from any of our award-winning solutions
PfH members will be able to access the full range of our apps and devices within our proprietary Safe Hub lone worker protection system. Below are two of of the best: SOS Fob
and the Safe Hub App for smartphones and mobiles.
SOS Fob for PfH Members
Lightweight, discreet and wearable dedicated device
SOS Fob is an advanced, but simple to use personal protection device. Compact, durable, waterproof and discreet, it's ideally suited to lone workers in the housing sector.
SOS Fob connects users to an Alarm Receiving Centre with a 24/7/365 response. Accurate GPS means we can direct emergency service to their exact location in the fastest possible time, bypassing 999 call centres.
With a host of wearable accessories, including a clip, ID Badge holder and wristband, SOS Fob provides proactive, reactive and emergency support for people wherever they are in the world.
Safe Hub App supports PfH Member's an any mobile device
Safe Hub’s advanced smartphone app includes all of our features and is perfect for lone workers in the housing and property sectors. Designed to work seamlessly across all handsets, the app is available for Android, Apple and Windows smartphones. It can be downloaded from your app store or device management software.
• Safe Hub App supports BS8484:2016 smartphones.
• SOS button overrides keypad lock in a crisis .
• Safe Check and Worker Down run in the background without interrupting the normal function of the smartphone.
• GPS and GPRS technology provide accurate location data and fast alert transmission in an emergency.
“Lone Worker Solutions was able to set up 400 of our staff with devices at short notice. They have always acted promptly and professionally, with great customer service.”
Steven Salmon, Health and Safety
Notting Hill Genesis
Case Study: Notting Hill Genesis
SOS Fob protects lone workers across multiple departments
As part of a review of personal safety arrangements & control measures staff members and union officials participated in a trial of lone worker devices from various providers, and the Lone Worker Solutions SOS Fob was the preferred option. In particular, staff members were attracted to the emergency and virtual buddy features. Notting Hill Genesis has deployed 400 SOS Fobs across its lone working teams. The devices have already been actively used by lone workers across the group.
“Already feedback has been positive; our team members have found the SOS Fob very easy to use. In particular, workers value the Yellow Alert feature; it makes a positive difference to users to know that when triggered the Yellow Alert is recorded and acknowledged.”
Thomas Berry, Health & Safety Manager
The Calico Group
Case Study: The Calico Group
Wide ranging lone working roles, wide ranging support
Manchester, UK, 20 July 2016. Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) is delighted to announce that it has been contracted by The Calico Group to protect their community-based staff who work by themselves or out-of-sight of colleagues, often in challenging circumstances. The new protection system, Safe Hub, will be deployed using SOS Fobs, which Calico deemed the most appropriate device for their staff needs. The system offers state-of-the-art emergency and reactive support.
After a competitive tender and trial period, Calico selected LWS, as their partner of choice. LWS has developed a BS8484:2016 Gold Certified system called Safe Hub which works on a wide range of specialist devices and mobile and desktop apps. The system monitors staff 24/7 through a direct connection with Mitec, a state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), run by Mitie, the strategic outsourcing company.
Lone working in the Housing & Property sectors
Here you'll find articles, blogs, and resources about lone working in the housing and property industry, including the PfH Framework, and accomodation and food services activities and real estate activities.