26-28 JUNE 2018 Manchester Central
Special offer for #CIHHousing2018 visitors: Buy SOS Fob and get the Safe Hub App completely free.
Join us at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s premier event, Housing 2018 at Manchester Central. Lone Worker Solutions will be presenting the latest innovations to our award-winning protection system for lone and remote workers.
‘It’s safe as houses’. This is a well-known way of putting someone’s mind at rest when it comes to risk. But it doesn't extend to how employers should assess the risks which lone workers face in the housing and property sector. Safe Hub is here to offer them the broadest possible range of support and protection.
Lone working in the housing and property sector
Housing Associations, estate agencies and property management firms must all develop sound policies that codify their organisation's rules and regulations around lone working. The UK Health and Safety Executive defines lone workers as "those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision", and this very directly covers a lot of working roles in the housing and property sectors. Failure to do so can carry serious consequences.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, defined the principle that a company can be deemed guilty of corporate manslaughter if there is a 'failure of the management system'. New sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 February 2016. The guidelines introduced a consistent approach to sentencing, ensuring fair and proportionate sentences for those who cause death or injury to their employees. The first prosecution resulted in the convicted company being fined ten percent of its annual turnover for a period of ten years.
These considerations all demonstrate the importance of developing a thorough and tailored system of lone worker protection. And that's where Safe Hub comes in. Different Safe Hub features give lone workers peace of mind, while simultaneously allowing managers to control risks and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation.
Safe Hub for housing sector lone workers
Safe Hub is an award-winning package of emergency, buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers. The system supports lone and remote workers on the widest possible array mobile devices, including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerrys, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones.
Safe Hub provides rapid support and assistance in emergencies for team members when they are working alone or out of sight of colleagues. It connects staff to an Alarm Receiving Centre. We understand how varied lone working can be in the real world. It’s immediately obvious that some workers will frequently be working alone, or out-of-sight or earshot of colleagues. But some workers may only occasionally work alone, or may be in a customer-facing role which brings its own risks. And because we have a range of devices, services and apps, we can make bespoke packages for every organisation’s specific needs.
Special offer for CIH Housing 2018 visitors: Buy SOS Fob and get the Safe Hub App completely free.
SOS Fob: The perfect discreet personal device
SOS Fob is a BS8484:2016 Gold Certified specialist lone working device. Discreet, durable, waterproof and lightweight, it can be clipped into a specially moulded identity badge, or worm in an arm or belt holster, or carried in a pocket. It deploys two key technologies. Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate your lone worker in an emergency. And Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), which allows workers to speak directly to operatives at the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).
Safe Hub App
Safe Hub’s advanced smartphone app includes all of our features: Red Alert, Yellow Alert, Safe Check, Worker Down, Group Alert and Safe Beacon. Designed to work seamlessly across all handsets, the app is available for Android, Apple and Windows smartphones. The apps can be easily downloaded by end-users from their app store or device management software.
To find out more about this offer, visit us on Stand C52, at Housing 2018, 26-28 June 2018 at Manchester Central where we'll be redefining #LoneWorkerSafety
Please let us know if you want to book a meeting with the team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lone Worker Solutions supporting companies across diverse sectors
With clients as diverse as Hyde Group, Notting Hill Housing. Calico Group, Warwick Housing, Valunation and Essex County Council, our business is all about protecting employees, managers and shareholders from the risks associated with working alone. Our sector-leading solution, Safe Hub, protects lone and remote workers from the potential risks which they face every day.
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.