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Lone Worker

See why others are choosing Oysta lone worker protection

Ruggedised Devices

Our Ranger+ handsets are powerful, ruggedized, safety smartphones. They run on Android OS and are perfect for utilising our “MyTraq” application.

Location Pinpoint

In an emergency it’s crucial to find an employees location. Oysta use a variety of technologies; GSM, GPS and innovative indoor tracking via Bluetooth iBeacons.

Discreet Devices

A choice of simple one-touch devices, multi-function programmable devices and discreet accessories (i.e. ID badge holder) for individuals facing violence or aggression.

24/7 Monitoring

Our choice of monitoring partner provides 24/7 protection via BS8484-compliant Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), manned by operators, specifically trained to deal with high-risk situations.

Proof of Presence

Ensure compliance with job tasks and staff productivity by introducing proof-of-presence monitoring. Used extensively within the security and service sectors and benefits applicable across many industries.

International Travellers

Through our partners, Oysta is able to offer global emergency response to your staff travelling overseas. Should an incident occur, our partner offers crisis management and track & trace, through to medevac and repatriation.

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See how it works in 1 minute!

Click on the video opposite to find out how the Oysta Lone Worker service works.

 

We work with you to provide the best safety solutions to protect the welfare of your employees, improving staff productivity and help support your responsibilities as an employer.

 

We know every business is different, therefore Oysta provide bespoke managed services to fit the specific needs of your organisation. Oysta will carry out an assessment and create a personalised lone worker plan, to ensure your employees have the best lone worker support available.

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The Benefits

Putting Staff Safety Top Of The Agenda:

Having the proper processes in place to report incidents and safeguard against dangers could help to boost your organisation as an employer of choice.

 

Penalties For Not Protecting Lone Workers

Updates to the Sentencing Council guidelines for Health & Safety and Corporate Manslaughter offences are expected to increase fines across the board in order to serve as a serious deterrent for poor practice.

 

Reduce Cost Implications

Repeated incidents and poor safeguards will lead to reduced staff morale, absenteeism,  lost productivity, higher staff turnover and recruitment challenges.

Select the right service for you...

M8 Snopow1The Ranger+

The Ranger+ range are powerful IP68 ruggedised safety smartphones with GSM, GPS and Wi-Fi technologies. They run on an Android OS, and are therefore perfect for utilising the Oysta “MyTraQ” application, which supports both indoor tracking (using Bluetooth iBeacon), outdoor tracking (using GPS) and Proof Of Presence management (NFC tags).

Who needs a ruggedised device?

• Security Guards
• Technicians and Engineers
• Transport & Logistics
• Construction sites
• Oil, Gas and mining workers

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Discreet Devices

The Oysta Pearl+ mobile is a GPS location device which is designed for personal safety and security.

Key features

One Touch SOS Button: If you are in distress, press the SOS button to get help. The Oysta Pearl+ will send your details to your chosen control room or contact.

Welfare Check: A command can be sent to the device which will automatically ask the user if they are ‘OK’ by showing a message on the screen at a designated time interval. If the user does not confirm ‘OK’ an alert can be sent to the control room or emergency contact.

Amber Alert: Pre-set your amber alert timer when going into a potential conflict area. If you do not cancel your amber alert within the agreed time period an alert will be sent.

ibeaconIndoor and Outdoor Monitoring

The MyTraq application is developed to easily connect third party mobile phones with integrated GPS to the Oysta platform. MyTraq can be easily (pre-) installed on any suitable device.

Using advanced Bluetooth iBeacon (low energy proximity sensing) technologies to determine a device’s physical presence indoors. When the device moves outdoors it will pick up satellite signals to use GPS technology to plot movements.
When the device moves outdoors it will pick up satellite signals to use GPS technology to plot movements.
MyTraq also supports proof-of-presence management using NFC tags.

This technology is ideal for large sites such as; production facilities, warehouses,
construction sites and energy plants where there is a need to monitor the movements of staff and contractors.

Protecting lone workers across the world

With the number of lone workers in the UK rising (est. 8 million), alongside more robust legislation, increased pressure is being put into organisations to proactively protect their workforce to demonstrate corporate responsibility. With Oysta you’ll be providing your lone workers with market leading protection, which in turn gives you peace of mind.

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Click on the headings below to learn more about how Oysta supports your lone workers or click here to view product brochures…

Staff working remotely

Lone workers broadly fit into three categories:

  • Employees working outside or normal hours
  • Employees working in direct contact with the public
  • Employees working remotely

 

Oysta provides a comprehensive management tool for your remote workers. If you are equipping your mobile staff with a lone worker device or smartphone app, our online platforms could potentially revolutionise how you manage the team, allocate tasks or validate the completion of activities.

 

Monitoring inside complex environments

Do you have staff that work inside and outside? Perhaps in larger, more complex environments such as; warehousing, logistics, portering and hospital staff, or factories and production plants? Oysta has the solution for you:

 

MyTraq utilises advanced Bluetooth iBeacons (low energy proximity sensing) technologies to determine a device’s physical presence indoors.

 

When the device moves outdoors it will pick up satellite signals to use GPS technology to plot movements. MyTraq also supports the integration of CAD drawings to overlay your building structures to provide accurate indoor positioning.

 

This combination of technologies is ideal for field-based staff and large or complex sites where there is a need to monitor the movements of staff and contractors.

High-risk environments

When your lone workers operate in high-risk or hazardous situations, it is essential that additional monitoring is put in place. Our service allows:

  • Welfare check while working in vulnerable/hazardous conditions
  • Detecting and reporting falls or “man-down” incidents
  • Raising the alarm if injured or immobilized
  • Raising the alarm if threatened or attacked
  • Checking on the location and safety of colleagues
  • Used as part of a wider emergency response service

BS8484 Compliant

The internet is awash with companies offering lone worker devices or applications that appear to offer mobile safety; however the sheer volume of vendors, all offering apparently ‘similar’ services will of course lead to confusion.

 

This is why the British Standards Institute published BS8484; a lone worker devices and services standard. It provides a definitive benchmark that enables employers to assess providers using an acknowledged industry standard.

 

Significantly, BS8484 has already been adopted by ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) meaning that only solutions complying with BS8484 and the associated ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) standard; BS5979 CATII, will be permitted to receive an immediate police response to lone worker alarms from a local constabulary.

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