Berry Bros. & Rudd Protect Delivery Drivers

Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) is thrilled to announce that it has signed a two-year contract to protect lone workers at Berry Bros. & Rudd. Deploying Safe Hub software on our mobile phone application, we’ll be safeguarding the company’s delivery drivers. Our market-leading lone worker protection system is delivered via our advanced smartphone app. This offers a full range of emergency, proactive and reactive support.

Lone worker monitoring for delivery drivers

Established in the 17th century, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchants with a range of over 4,000 wines and spirits. The company has chosen to deploy Lone Worker Solutions’s mobile phone app to protect its delivery drivers, who operate from the company’s Basingstoke warehouse. As the warehouse stores over 1 million bottles of wine and spirits, drivers are often responsible for transporting stock of significant value to retail and trade customers. As a result, Berry Bros. & Rudd liked the range of protection features which our app offers. In particular, drivers will get lone worker protection both on the road and when they arrive back at the warehouse.

Safe Hub features provide an integrated lone worker protection systems

Designed to work seamlessly across all handsets, the Lone Worker Solutions app is available for Android, iOS and Windows smartphones. The apps can be easily downloaded by end-users from their relevant app store or mobile device management software. The app uses both GPS and GPRS technology to provide accurate location data and the fastest possible alert transmission in the event of any emergency.

The app features an SOS button which overrides the handset’s keypad lock allowing fast access in an emergency. For Berry Bros. & Rudd, this Red Alert feature adds an extra layer of protection and security for when drivers are leaving or arriving back at the company’s warehouse. If a lone working driver triggers a Red Alert, Safe Hub connects them to a state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), via the app.

Meanwhile, features such as Safe Check and Worker Down run seamlessly in the background without interrupting the normal function of the smartphone. Berry Bros. & Rudd were attracted both to the periodic welfare check provided by the Safe Check feature, giving peace of mind to drivers on the road. This periodic welfare check allows lone working drivers to confirm their status via an automated response at pre-set intervals. Additionally, Berry Bros. & Rudd anticipates that Worker Down will provide useful reactive support feature in the event of a driver falling or being involved in an accident.

Contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today

Post by Charles Stark.

Account Executive at Lone Worker Solutions (LWS). Charles introduces new clients to Safe Hub, our award-winning system to protect and monitor lone workers.

About Lone Worker Solutions

At Lone Worker Solutions, our business is about protecting 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, proactive and reactive protection for lone workers. Safe Hub supports lone and remote workers on the widest possible array of devices including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerry, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones.

Post update

This post has been updated to reflect recent changes and improvements to the naming of Lone Worker Solutions' platform and the safety features that it provides. Prior to 2018, Safe Hub was called LoneWorker Manager, Safe Check was called Heartbeat, and Group Alert was called Broadcast Messaging. These updates reflect advancements in the platform and help to improve end-user comprehension.

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