NHS Colchester

Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract to protect lone workers at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. Our SOS Fob devices and mobile phone app will provide protection to some 1,500 lone workers across the trust using our proprietary Safe Hub platform.

Safe Hub provides lone worker safety to health workers

In Colchester, the Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare to some 370,000 people in the town and surrounding areas. As with any NHS trust, there are a wide range of lone workers, from district nurses and health visitors to night porters and mental health practitioners.

The trust has chosen SOS Fob as the main device to be used by its lone workers. Designed to be user-friendly and convenient, the SOS Fob, the pocket-sized SOS Fob is a lightweight, compact, waterproof and discreet device. It features a prominent SOS button to trigger a Red Alert in an emergency. Its high-quality 2-way audio allows users to speak with operatives at the Alarm Receiving Centre. A secondary call button allows lone workers to leave a Yellow Alert message with task- and location-specific information which could save valuable time in an emergency. If a fall is detected by its built-in motion and shock sensors, the device can automatically raise an alert with our Worker Down feature.

Additionally, we deployed our Safe Hub mobile phone app alongside the SOS Fob for those lone workers who wanted to continue to use their own devices. The app supports our full range of features, including Red Alert, Yellow Alert and Worker Down. Additionally, our interval-based welfare function, Safe Check, is particularly useful in the health sector for lone workers visiting service users in their own homes. Meanwhile, Group Alert allows line managers to communicate tailored messages to lone workers about extreme weather, heavy traffic or terror alerts.

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 BS8484:2016 Gold Certified 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 devices including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerrys, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones.

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