Lone worker security specialist Safe Shores Monitoring has been awarded a contract to protect an initial 360 employees of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from potential danger.
This contract is one of a number of recent new business wins for the company amounting to approximately £600,000 and means that the company is supporting the protection of an additional 2,000 lone workers, with potential for this to rise to 5,000 under the terms of the agreements.
The HSE contract will provide Safe Shores Monitoring’s lone worker protection system to 360 inspectors who investigate and enforce health and safety law across the UK for two years.
A discreet GPS-enabled device with a proven ability to operate in weak signal areashas been selected for use by lone workers employed by HSE allowing them to alert emergency services at the push of a button. Safe Shores Monitoring customised a system for HSE’s unique requirements which offers a range of risk control measures, clock functions and management reporting tools.
The Safe Shores Monitoring’s lone worker system connects to a state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) that operates 24/7, 365 days a year.
The ARC and system are certified to the highest industry standards, which means it can bypass the 999 system todeliver priority access to police response, and to connect with fire and ambulance control rooms across the UK. The ARC’s staff are highly experienced and trained to locate the alarm user, listen to the call, assess the situation and immediately contact and brief emergency services as required.
Tom Morton, CEO of Safe Shores Monitoring, said: “Lone workers face risks that traditional office-based workers don’t. These can include threats from the public or accidents when on the road or out in the community.
“This deployment means responses to situations affecting HSE inspectors are significantly quicker since the callers are immediately identifiable and are not subject to questioning delays traditionally incurred by the 999 system.
“The HSE is the body responsible for ensuring that companies meet their duty of care to employees which makes their use of Safe Shores Monitoring to assure the safety of their inspectors is particularly important.”