Professionally monitored Lone Worker Solutions
Protect the safety of your team with professionally monitored lone worker solutions. Farsight is the largest Alarm Receiving Centre in Europe, protecting government assets, household-name businesses and high-net-worth individuals.
Lone worker solutions; Lone worker protection is a major issue for employers. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, employers have a legal duty to protect their employees.
At Farsight, we commonly get asked the following question by businesses of all sizes: Do I need a lone worker protection system? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then a lone worker safety monitoring system is a necessity:
How do ‘Lone Worker Protection’ Monitored Alarm Systems Work?
Lone worker protection systems are implemented by employers for their solitary or lone working employees in accordance with employment laws and regulations. Lone worker protection devices provide safety and security assurance for staff who work alone or on large sites where they are often ‘out-of-reach’ of other staff.
We can put together a bespoke safe working environment package, including the installation of panic alarms, supported by remote monitoring at the Farsight Observatory. Providing a cost-effective solution to ensuring safety and security around the clock for staff required to work alone or staff working on large sites that are out of reach from one other.
Here at Farsight, we support several major security devices enabled with GPS, GPRS and SOS functionality as part of our lone worker protection service. In the case of an emergency, staff can trigger the SOS button on their device should they need immediate assistance. This send the professional monitoring team at the Farsight remote monitoring station an alarm signal along with accurate map coordinates of the worker’s last recorded position on the GPS.
When an SOS alarm is activated, the lone worker security device establishes an audio connection between the device and our team. This allows observers to initiate two-way communication directly with the worker or simply listen to what is happening that may be preventing anyone in the immediate area being alerted to the lone worker or lone worker device.
If necessary, we will then dispatch emergency services to the last known map coordinates.
An additional security feature of many security devices is a man-down alarm option. The alarm requires users to regularly check-in to advise monitoring stations of their presence and wellbeing. Should the user fail to trigger the device during a given time period, an alert is sent to the team in our remote monitoring service station to manually try to reach out to the worker and dispatch emergency services where necessary.