Orange has unveiled an offering for public sector employees who work alone, which will be powered by Guardian24.
Called ‘Lone Worker for Orange’, the service will enable public sector bodies to meet legal obligations to ensure lone workers are able to log daily tasks, GPS locations and to raise an alarm in times of need when their safety may be compromised.
Key features of the system include a discreet panic button, emergency response, 24/7 access to lone worker specialists through an alarm receiving centre, timed activities so staff can log in and out of daily tasks and state how long they’re likely to take. Additionally, lone worker training and consultancy services can be provided.
Organisations also have access to Guardian24’s online web portal, which displays live user information including GPS locations and allows management to respond immediately in the event of an incident. Potential customers include almost 30 NHS trusts across the country and councils including Fife and Fermanagh.
Guardian24 CEO Jim Irving said: ‘Lone working is a growing trend in many organisations, and it is imperative that employers do all they can to support their staff and comply with legal requirements and obligations.’
Lone Worker from Orange is also available to private sector employees through specialists Peoplesafe.