Wearable SOS Button to Reduce Lone Worker Hazards

Lone Worker SOS Button

Lone workers work by themselves without close or direct supervision. There are many hazards of lone working. Working alone carries increased risk because any dangers faced are encountered alone. For example, if a lone worker becomes ill or have an accident, there is no one to help them. Additionally, a lone worker is more prone to violence, theft or other hazards.

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Studies show that as many as 46% of people in full-time employment count themselves as lone workers for at least a small part of their role and are therefore subject to risks of lone working.

SOS-Button is an ideal device for lone workers. They can use the device to call for help, especially, where it’s crucial to be able to summon help discreetly. Ergonomically designed, the SOS Button can be worn in a variety of ways, and accessed in a hurry, reports Lone Worker Solutions.

The device is small, light and durable. It uses Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) technology and connects with the Safe Hub App on the worker’s computer or designated iOS or Android smartphone.

The SOS Button is ideal for staff in customer-facing roles, where uniform and clothing restrictions would prohibit a larger device. Ergonomically designed, the device can be worn on the wrist, hung around the neck on a lanyard, worn on a clip, or simply kept in a pocket.

Lone Worker SOS Button

The device initiates Red Alert and Worker Down features on the Safe Hub App from the worker’s designated smartphone (Apple iOS or Android).

The SOS Button is fully waterproof and has a battery that will last for 12 months before needing to be replaced.

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Red Alert

Once pressed, the button connects with the worker’s smartphone or computer app, and Safe Hub triggers a Red Alert which transmits directly to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

Worker Down

The SOS Button also has a fall detection feature that will trigger Safe Hub’s Worker Down feature, if it detects a sudden impact that may indicate a fall.

About Safe Hub

Safe Hub is an award-winning package of emergency, buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers. Safe Hub supports lone and remote workers on a variety 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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