JLL partners with StaySafe to help keep mobile technicians safe whilst working alone
Published: 25 March 2021 - Victoria White
StaySafe, the workplace safety solutions provider, has partnered with JLL, a corporate solutions, property management and real estate organisation. The company employs over 80,000 employees worldwide and manages a number of different accounts across the globe. The StaySafe mobile app allows JLL to protect more than 70 mobile technicians, who work alone and often work from height, and to help quickly locate them and send assistance in an emergency.
JLL hires mobile technicians who support their accounts by carrying out maintenance work at various properties such as roof work, filter changing and coil cleaning. Despite technicians being given fall protection training, any roof work carried out is usually done by one worker and managers were concerned for their safety should an accident arise. As a way to strengthen their existing health and safety policy, JLL has invested in StaySafe, as a dedicated lone worker solution.
StaySafe’s easy-to-use lone working app enables employers to quickly and easily locate lone workers in an emergency and send immediate help. Technicians can now use StaySafe to log their arrival and safe departure from each external visit by simply pressing a button. If an employee fails to check-in safely during a lone working session, has an accident or raises an alert, managers will be able to locate them and get help straight away.
StaySafe’s man down alert ensures that if an employee has not moved for a period of time, a non-movement alert is triggered in case there has been an accident. This is particularly useful for JLL’s technicians who spend a lot of time working alone, from height and travelling. The panic alert feature allows staff to notify a manager if they are in a dangerous situation. Their manager can then immediately send assistance to them.
Technicians now feel much safer when working alone, knowing they have the app with them. Bruce Brown, Director of Operations comments, “We’re really pleased with how well the app has been integrated into the company. The team were great with answering any questions we had and our staff have peace of mind when working alone”.
Don Cameron, CEO at StaySafe adds, “Falls from height are the third-highest cause of fatal injury and account for 20% of all fatal accidents, according to statistics taken from the HSE. With this in mind, we are glad to offer a solution that can provide assistance should a fall happen”.
Source: Industrial Compliance