Lone worker application now available on Blackberry
23 January 2013
Guardian24, a provider of lone worker personal safety solutions, has launched its software application for BlackBerry smartphones. Guardian24 allows users to log their whereabouts and daily tasks, send GPS locations
Guardian24 allows users to log their whereabouts and daily tasks, send GPS locations and raise an alert in a time of need. Should a worker's safety be compromised, they can summon emergency help using a panic button on the smartphone, even if the keyboard is locked.
Guardian24 creates a "listen live" function which opens a communications channel with security services, giving up-to-date details about the user and their location so appropriate assistance can be sent.
The issue of how to protect employees in vulnerable situations is an increasing focus for employers. The recent British Standard (BS) 8484 Code of Practice for lone worker devices with which Guardian24's software is compliant was developed in response to increasing demand from industry and government to promote best practice in this area.
Geoff Hayter, executive director, Guardian24 told HSM: "The current number of lone workers in the UK is estimated to be around four million."