Venture Trust adopts ‘StaySafe’ app to protect lone workers
Scottish charity Venture Trust has adopted the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud based monitoring services to protect workers who are alone.
Scottish charity Venture Trust, which operates a wilderness-based personal and social development programme for people in the UK, has adopted the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud based monitoring services to protect workers who are alone.
The app will monitor staff who are working alone and in remote locations when meeting with programme participants.
It features an accurate GPS location for staff using the app and features a variety of alerts that employees can issue safely and securely if they feel at risk out in the field.
Phil Briggs, Operations Director at Venture Trust explained: “Prior to launching StaySafe we utilised a text and phone-in system to a central number which worked ok, but was time consuming.
“Overall we needed a system that was simple to administer, but most importantly was extremely user friendly.
“Launching the app has given great peace of mind to both staff and supervisors who now know that someone is ‘looking out for them’. All our staff have found the app simple and unobtrusive to use and duty staff find the cloud based monitoring software easy to access and navigate.”
Don Cameron, chief executive of StaySafe commented: “All organisations must adhere to lone worker legislation or face sanctions and so it is important that businesses have a robust solution in place.
“The StaySafe app has been designed to meet all current legislation but at an affordable cost, making it accessible for organisations of all sizes and sectors”.