The corporate version of Get Home Safe is a cloud-based safety solution designed for monitoring the safety of staff working alone or while travelling.
Get Home Safe is the perfect system for journey management and lone worker safety.
It is a fail-safe system to alert management if something is not right – an orange flag that something needs attention with enough information to make an informed and measured decision about what to do.
A safety app allows staff to log task or travel plans on the go, supported by a web portal for real time situational awareness, reviewing tracking logs, account management, acknowledging alerts and downloading data.
When staff travel there is always an element of risk that if something unforeseen happens they could be in a situation where they cannot call for help themselves.
“With a fail-safe, pro-active alerting system, GPS tracking and check-in prompts, journey management has quickly become one of the most popular uses of Get Home Safe – Corporate,” says director and founder Boyd Peacock.
“All that is needed for implementation is an easy way for staff to log their travel plans. That includes a pro-active and robust system to alert supervisors if a journey has not been safely completed and enough information to make informed, measured and quick decisions about what to do.”
Staff use the app to log their journey management plans before they leave: intended destination, ETA, road conditions, job number. Even vehicle details (perfect for rental cars) can all be easily recorded.
A “favourites” feature enables regular journeys to be saved for a quick start. Once tracking is started, journey management plans are displayed in real time on the team leader’s dashboards for reference. GPS location, remaining battery,
If someone walked into your office right now and asked: “Where is your entire team and are they all OK?” Would you have the answer at your fingertips?
check-in notes and remaining time are updated from the app to the dashboard every two minutes.
In an area with no coverage the app will store GPS tracking and update the server when coverage is regained. As the journey nears completion and an ETA approaches, the driver is automatically reminded to check in up to five times via a notification on their phone.
Simply check in as home safe or extend the timer to give yourself more time. If a user fails to check in and acknowledge the safe completion of the journey before their timer expires, the Get Home Safe fail-safe alerting system kicks in and team leaders are alerted by email and SMS.
A team leader is required to follow up the alert via their dashboard within 30 minutes or it is escalated within the parent organisation. For journeys over two hours, it is better to set a regular check-in interval – this requires staff to check in at a maximum of every two hours (or whatever set interval) during their trip rather than waiting until the end of the trip.
Using a recurring safety timer allows for an alert to be raised much earlier rather than waiting for the entire ETA of the journey. It also encourages staff to take a regular break and avoid fatigue.
Get Home Safe is also a pro-active self-monitoring solution for knowing lone workers are OK on the job.
Staff simply pull their phone out of their pocket, set themselves a check in time via the safety app and off they go.
It is all shared in real time back to a dashboard, including GPS location and task details.
Once staff have safely completed their task or reached their next check-in time, they simply get their phone back out and check in.
If a staffer misses their check-in time, they are reminded multiple times. If they don’t check in as planned, a fail-safe alerting system kicks in, even if their phone is out of coverage or battery.
Team leaders are alerted about the situation via email and SMS, with enough information to make an informed and measured decision about the next course of action.
“We take great pride in being an incredibly affordable safety solution,” Mr Peacock says. “You will find it also drastically reduces administration costs of running your own lone-worker monitoring system and frees admin staff up to focus on their core roles.
“With the automated system handling all the boring bits of staff checking in and out, your admin staff are free to focus on their core roles, not chasing up where staff are.
“You can invite anybody you wish to join your account and to share what they are doing with your company – staff, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, site visitors or even clients,” says Mr Peacock.
If your staff travel and/or work alone they could find themselves in a situation where they need assistance and cannot call for help themselves. Get Home Safe is a robust and fail-safe system which:
• Will proactively alert you if one of your lone workers is potentially in need of assistance.
• Has enough information on hand to make a quick, informed and measured decision about what steps to take next.
• Will hold both team leaders and staff accountable.
• Has minimal risk of human error.
• Respects users’ privacy and security of personal information.
• Is simple, quick and easy for everybody to use.
• Is affordable.