Don't forget your lone workers, urges SBES
14 April 2015
Legislation does not prohibit lone working in a general sense, but companies and organisations must conduct a risk assessment covering the activities of all employees, including lone workers. Since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act of 2007, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of duty of care.
Lone worker protection specialist SBES has developed a simple yet highly specified site based lone worker alarm system specifically for use within the ATEX Environment.
The SBES LifeSaver Lone Worker Alarm System automatically alerts colleagues in the event of a worker collapsing or being rendered unconscious, ensuring an immediate response in the vital few minutes following an incident.
The alarm can be raised manually by means of a panic button, or automatically by a ‘tilt’ sensor (with programed delay and pre-alarm warning) should the lone worker become incapacitated. Upon alarm activation, the SBES LifeSaver Control System will automatically dial up to 10 telephone numbers, alerting the recipients that the lone worker alarm has been activated.
The SBES ATEX LifeSaver lone worker alarm units are II 1 G, EEx ia IIC T4 Certified.
The SBES LifeSaver Control System can be linked into third party access control systems in order to release entry doors automatically, ensuring quick access for emergency response teams. The SBES Lifesaver System can also be linked into building management systems for remote monitoring.
All SBES Lone worker alarm systems are modular and can be ‘Taylor Made’ to specific requirements.
Peter Swan, Managing Director of SBES, said: “Although employers are well aware of their duty of care, personnel working in isolated areas are often forgotten about. Lone working is apparent in virtually every organisation, and I would call upon all employers to protect them properly”. About SBES
SBES Ltd is a world leader in providing ATEX and non-ATEX lone worker alarm systems. SBES’s in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding lone workers and emergency response is based on experience in consultation, research, design, implementation and project management, and has proved invaluable to their customers.
Incorporated in 1997, SBES Limited has over 17 years' experience in providing lone worker alarm systems. SBES achieved UKAS ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in December 2005 to go along with their ATEX/Ex Certification.
SBES’s entire approach to lone worker protection is second to none and SBES provide lone worker alarm systems to suit all sizes of companies.
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