Telecoms supplier, Shields Environmental have switched from a manual check-in system to StaySafe’s easy to use app to ensure their staff are safe whilst they work and travel in the field.
Shields Environmental provide services and equipment to the telecoms industry. Their team of lone workers carry out electrical installations on sites across the UK, often travelling between busy cities and remote locations working at height and with electricity.
Prior to launching StaySafe, Shields Environmental operated a manual text check-in system. However, the business found that employees would often lose track of time and forget to check-in. Not only did this create more work for the managers chasing them up, but it also left the lone workers unprotected, as genuine alerts were harder to recognise.
To ensure that their staff were more accurately and robustly monitored, Shields Environmental have launched Staysafe; an app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service which tracks a lone workers location via GPS and alerts their manager if they do not check-in within a specified time.
The app works on iPhone, Android and Windows and offers a wide range of functions including a panic button, working session expiry and low battery warnings, GPS tracking, man down and duress alerts. If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are automatically triggered on screen and via text and email, allowing an employer to take immediate action.
Kevin McHale, QHSE Manager at Shields Environmental commented on the launch,
“Lone workers and their monitors have been happy with the switch and find StaySafe to be incredibly easy to use. Checking in at the touch of a button saves the lone worker time, while managers no longer need to check-up on their team, as they are automatically alerted whenever a check-in is missed”