Ensuring staff are safe at all times and have the right tools while out in the field are top priorities for Programmed Facility Management (PFM).
PFM has recently introduced a new lone worker app, called Find U Lone Worker App, to further assist their staff to manage their own personal safety.
Leanne Wardle, PFM’s Health and Safety Manager, says the new app will mean staff can immediately raise a silent alarm if they feel their personal safety has been compromised.
The app also has a function to allow for a raised alarm to act as a deterrent. Another feature is the ability to recognise if a worker has fallen – this is picked up by a lack of movement for a set period of time.
Once the alarm has been activated, a message is automatically sent to ADT Security, who then screen the information to decide on an appropriate response.
“We want to do everything we possibly can to ensure our staff are kept safe from harm while doing their jobs. This app is part of our ongoing commitment to their personal safety,” Leanne says.