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Easy to use lone worker app for the Charity and Not-for-profit sector

Our easy to use lone worker solution is ideal for those operating charities and not-for-profit organisations, where interacting with members of the public and vulnerable individuals is common practice.

StaySafe is used by a range of charities and not-for-profits around the world and offers reliable protection from commonly faced challenges such as violence and aggression, as well as common causes of accidental injury.

How our safety app can support charities and not-for-profits

Lone workers are a valuable asset for charities in particular as it allows them to reach a wider base of clients and on a more personal level. Working within the communities and often on a one-to-one basis, lone workers provide a highly personalised and important service in different communities across the UK.

However, lone workers do face a level of risk each day, particularly when working with unknown members of the community. This is why many UK charities use StaySafe – to ensure they know their volunteers and employees are safe while they work alone.

Some of our charity customers

StaySafe app integrates with existing technology to protect lone workers at St John charity.

Not-for-profit organisation, CUPS, use StaySafe on Cat® rugged smartphones for a robust, reliable way to protect their community workers.

Homeless charity Signposts have launched the StaySafe smartphone app to protect their lone workers.

Ermha are a not-for-profit organisation focused on achieving recovery, independence and social inclusion.

We Are Beams (known as Beams) are a UK charity working to support the disabled children, young people and their families across Kent. 

Risks for lone workers in the charity and not-for-profit sector

Lone workers operating in charities and not-for-profit organisations, face potentially challenging situations as they enter client’s homes alone, work in the community and often out of hours. Depending on the work the charity carries out, employees may be working in sensitive situations and with vulnerable members of society, where sometimes mental health or drug and alcohol abuse can be involved. Such environments mean that employees can be exposed to a range of environmental and people risk.

  • Violence and aggression

Unfortunately, violence and aggression are common within public facing roles. When working alone and behind closed doors, the risk may be higher as employees can be seen as easier targets.

  • Environmental risk

Working in locations away from the office which haven’t been risk assessed can expose employees to common workplace hazards such as trip hazards or aggressive animals.

  • Driving

Travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers around the world face each day. Travel risks are not always immediately considered, yet many volunteers and employees in the charity sector spend time travelling between appointments and locations.

  • Ill health

If a lone worker suffers from a medical emergency such as a heart attack or fainting, receiving immediate support and alerting emergency services could prove difficult without nearby colleagues.

How StaySafe helps protect your lone workers

The StaySafe app ensures lone workers have a way to signal for help in any situation. A panic button can be used at any time, while missed check-in and session expiry alerts will send an alarm even when the lone worker can’t. If an employee is faced with an aggressor, a panic can be triggered discreetly while a Duress PIN can be used to trick them into thinking the app has been closed, when in fact, a high priority alarm is triggered.

The StaySafe monitoring Hub provides an accurate location and up to date safety status so that you always know where your employees are and if they are safe, even when schedules change last minute.

The ability to monitor in house and no additional costs for extra hardware, StaySafe is a low cost solution for not-for-profits looking to better protect their employees.

Why the charity sector loves the StaySafe monitoring solution

“The app and Hub itself are intuitive and easy to use with a great range of functions and alerts. The fact that employees start and end their own sessions has also gone down well as staff are in control of when they are being monitored rather than feeling we are tracking them intrusively.”

Nick Coley

Head of Telecare, St John National Headquarters, New Zealand

“Our workers out in the field now feel reassured that they will receive help should they ever require it even in remote areas or while working out of hours. With the ability to set up check-in intervals, which we have set for every half hour, we are immediately alerted if an employee fails to check-in and we can send them the appropriate assistance.”

Padraic Dolan

HSEQ Manager, Celtic Water

“Switching to the StaySafe solution has proven more reliable, more user-friendly and much more efficient for lone workers and their managers. We now feel assured and wise to where our staff are which is of utmost importance as schedules can change last minute, and our staff are regularly in contact with members of the public that they have never met with before.”

Nerys Eldridge

Nerys Eldridge

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