1) What happens if I leave cell coverage?
If you are using some form of cellular communications or cellular data transmission for your work alone safety solution, chances are you will eventually be asking this question. Even urban areas with strong cell coverage, outages can occur when moving underground or into heavily shielded areas. To combat this, look for solutions that can use both cell and satellite data transmission or look for a bridge between high coverage and low coverage areas such as a cell repeater or a Loner Bridge device.
2) What happens if one of my employees is rendered unconscious or incapacitated?
If you are using a Call Center, this will no doubt be a concern for your business. An employee who has been knocked unconscious, blinded by chemicals, suffering from a stroke, or otherwise incapacitated won’t be able to call in to your Call Center to ask for help. Choose a solution that will alert monitoring personnel even if your employees are not physically capable of doing so themselves. Here are a few available products Click Here.
3) What happens if an employee gets injured immediately after checking in to a Call Center?
How long will it take to discover the emergency incident? Do your employees phone in hourly? Every two hours? Do they provide their last known location at time of Check-in? If an employee is injured in between Check-ins, he or she may be forced to wait until the next Check-in is missed before receiving any assistance. If that employee checked in only minutes before an incident, it could be several hours before anyone knows that an emergency has occurred. Look for products that require little or no human intervention to generate an employee Check-in situation or provide automatic alerts (No-Motion, Fall Detection, etc.) when a missed Check-in situation occurs.Providing an accurate, current GPS locate is valuable when searching for an employee who has failed to Check-in. Here are a few available products that enhance a companies Check-in procedures. Click Here
4) Do I need a certified Intrinsically Safe (IS) solution?
Do your employees work in a hazardous or explosive environment? If so, you will need to make sure that your device is certified intrinsically safe for use in those types of environments.There are very few intrinsically safe products on the market today that provide work alone safety. Here is the best one Click Here
5) Is this really a work alone safety solution?
Many businesses sell similar or vaguely related services re-branded as “work alone safety solutions.” Offerings such as these often lack basic components offered by true work alone safety solutions such as satellite/cellular connectivity, ease-of-use, man-down alerting, etc. To be sure that you are choosing a solution that was built from the ground up specifically to meet the needs of your work alone safety requirements, look at the development history of your chosen provider. Does your provider specialize in work alone safety or is it just a side project?
At Blackridge Solutions (www.BlackridgeSolutions.com) we have already done the leg work in ensuring our product portfolio consists of only the top work alone safety manufacturers who's main focus is on work alone safety. Contact us today to see which solution best fits your work alone safety requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org or (778) 686-5799