Lone worker safety will be highlighted at a series of nationwide Road Shows when Argyll Telecom joins forces with partners Connexion2, Lancashire Ambulance Service and conflict specialist, Maybo, to offer advice and guidance to managers on all aspects of lone worker safety including training, policies and technology. The Road Shows are also being supported by mobile phone network providers Orange and 02.
Free of charge, the Road Shows will start in Preston on 18th May and conclude in Slough on 9th November. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience real life technology and solutions in action and receive advice from experts on all aspects of lone worker safety ranging from mobile network capabilities to service options and conflict resolution.
Road Show dates are as follows:
18th May Preston
15th June Darlington
17th August Bristol
14th September Leeds
5th October Runcorn
26th October Paddington
9th November Slough
The Road Show is aimed at all managers who are responsible for lone worker employees including local government, finance, transport, retail, estate agents, emergency services, facility management, security, health and safety and the NHS. Delegates wishing to receive an invitation and details of the Road Show in their area should register on-line using the special form available on the Events Page of Argyll Telecom’s website www.argylltelecom.com.
Since its foundation in 1998, Argyll Telecom has become the leading UK market provider of technology solutions to support employers and their lone worker employees. The company offers a wide range of products and services which have been specifically designed to support lone workers through monitoring and managing their time at risk, and providing them with the means of summoning immediate assistance in an emergency situation.
Argyll Telecom has over 15,000 commercial users within national corporations charities and local authorities throughout the UK. At the forefront of modern technologies, Argyll Telecom offers a number of purpose-made lone worker devices. In partnership with Connexion2, one such device is the highly innovative IdentiCare™ that has been extensively trialed by the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (CFSMS). IdentiCare™ looks like a normal ID holder, but is equipped with a dual or tri-band GSM module, GSM SIM card, lithium battery and control electronics. The state-of-the-art product not only enables the lone worker to discreetly raise an alarm if threatened, but also allows a third party to listen to what is happening and record events whatever the distance.
Commenting, Tom Morton, Managing Director of Argyll Telecom, said: “This Road Show is an ideal opportunity for managers to find highly effective solutions for monitoring the safety of lone workers who may be operating in remote areas or in hazardous situations. Delegates will leave the Road Show better equipped to meet the legislative requirements relating to the health and safety of their lone worker employees”.