January 21, 2017
In order to provide additional support for employees who may be at risk, tracking specialist AMI Group has launched a new state-of-the-art tracking device which provides personal protection for lone workers.
AMI’s new Guardian Lone Worker tracking system is smaller than a standard car key fob and can be easily carried, placed on a lanyard or put on a keyring. Incorporating highly advanced GPS tracking, Guardian Lone Worker enables employers to maintain contact with their employees at all times, and also allows workers to raise an SOS alarm in the event of an emergency. It is ideal for use by employees who work in dangerous or isolated areas, or who are placed in high risk situations.
The state-of-the-art device is suitable for use across a range of sectors, including construction, agriculture and forestry, health and social care, retail as well as anyone working in remote locations. Guardian Lone Worker can help organisations meet their legal obligations as the law requires employers to consider carefully, and then deal with, any health and safety risks for people working alone. Procedures must be put in place to monitor lone workers as effective means of communication are essential.
Peter Stockton, Operations Director of AMI Group said: “This is an exciting development as it allows employers to maintain contact with their colleagues at all times and can assist them in times of trouble. It’s a very small, discreet device, but it’s highly cost-effective and is packed full of features. Up to five telephone numbers can be entered to receive alerts when employees stray too far, fall or press the SOS button. Text alerts provide street locations and clickable Google map links the device can even make and receive two way voice calls. A great feature is that a huge range of alerts and functions can be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations.”
With a strong, reliable GPS signal, Guardian Lone Worker is very easy to use, IP rated and tamper-proof. Just 35g in weight, it has a long battery life and is supplied with a USB charging dock and recharging only takes around an hour. It provides fast, accurate locations and can be tracked via the AMI Nexis award winning web-based portal which can be instantly accessed via any computer, smart phone or another mobile device. Guardian Lone Worker is available in a selection of colours – black, blue, pink and green.