Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd has signed a three-year contract to protect its lone workers with Identicom lone worker devices from Connexion2. CCG has bought 120 devices through the software company’s SoloProtect package, comprising the devices, 24/7 manned monitoring, SIM cards and mobile network usage, device training and monthly reporting. The project went live in July 2013, and took around two months to implement.
The Identicom 877 devices include functions such as GPS, and ‘man down’ detection for users suﬀering from environmental risks, with Connexion2 reporting that the devices are the most efficient way to elicit a Police response in the UK. The devices automatically activate an alert if a user slips, trips or falls. CCG also uses the added feature of the Mobile Worker Management Platform (MWMP) which provides greater safety beneﬁts to the worker.
Alan Thomas, CDM co-ordinator, Cartreﬁ Cymunedol Gwynedd, said, “After testing a number of lone worker systems, Identicom proved most popular with both users and managers, oﬀering peace of mind and value for money. The MWMP feature allows managers to easily locate staﬀ, aiding in location-speciﬁc tasks and workforce management.”