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New device aims to protect lone workers

New device aims to protect lone workers BD-1 Services has unveiled a new product that helps protect lone workers.The lone employee protection system, called Romad, consists of a hand-held, mobile phone-style device offering peace of mind for a monthly fee per unit.

The device can be tracked on the internet, with a worker’s location updated as often as every minute.

It has four speed dial buttons and a phone book which can store up to 20 numbers, which are set by the system administrator – i.e. the company management. 

This includes an SOS number, accessible using an SOS button on the device, which automatically opens a connection to a response centre. 

Response centre staff can hear what is happening and decide on the appropriate action.

It will help businesses comply with their legal obligations to ensure that they take appropriate measures to ensure lone workers – such as bus drivers, sales and service engineers, and community healthcare professionals – are safe.

Employers have a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Most recently the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act means that senior management, whose failures in health and safety lead to the death of employees, can face imprisonment or unlimited fines.

By using the Romad device, the firm claims businesses will be able to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the safety of their lone workers.

Each unit costs about £25 per month depending on the configuration and set-up.

 

  • For details call 0845 270 8806

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