Hafod Housing has introduced a mobile app for the safety of its lone workers.
Running on both smartphones and tablets, StaySafe is a panic-button app with a surrounding cloud-based monitoring service that tracks the location of a lone worker via a real-time map and alerts their manager if they don’t check-in within a specified time.
Nerys Eldridge, research analyst, Hafod Housing, said, “Although our staff rarely get into difficult situations, the app works alongside our in-house systems to minimise risk and provide peace of mind. StaySafe is proving to be reliable, user-friendly and very effective for our lone workers and their managers because it can easily be accessed on the devices they use every day.”
Don Cameron, CEO, StaySafe, said, “Lone workers in the housing sector are often easy targets for verbal and physical abuse, as well as being at risk of accidents when inspecting facilities. We’re seeing a strong trend of housing providers moving away from buddy systems and dedicated safety devices towards apps because of the prevalent use of smartphones.”