Connexion2 supply award-winning Identicom to CCG Housing
Connexion2 supply market-leading Identicom to CCG Housing
Housing Association, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd has signed a three-year contract to protect its lone workers with the award-winning Identicom lone worker device.
Cartreﬁ Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG), established in 2010, provides nearly 6,300 aﬀordable homes and services to its tenants. Employing over 280 staﬀ, over 100 of which are lone workers, management reviewed a number of devices and solutions to help protect these workers.
In 2013, CCG signed a three year contract with Connexion2, to provide the BS8484 approved lone worker device Identicom.
Now with over 120,000 in circulation, and a market share of 80%, the device is the most widely used dedicated lone worker device in the U.K.
CCG is an independent not-for-proﬁt organisation with over 100 lone workers. After an initial trial of the Identicom 877 devices with GPS, ‘Man Down’ and the added extra of the Mobile Workforce Management Platform (M.W.M.P.), CCG were so happy with the devices they purchased over 120 devices through the SoloProtect solution protecting job roles including Housing Management staﬀ, Repairs and Maintenance team members, Occupational Therapists and Clerk of Works.
SoloProtect is the leading lone worker safety solution provided by Connexion2, oﬀering the Identicom device, 24/7 manned monitoring, SIM card and mobile network usage, device training and monthly reporting as standard.
The solution is fully compliant with BS8484:2011, the British Standard for lone worker device services, and is the most eﬃcient way to elicit a Police response in the U.K.
Cartreﬁ Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) protects workers with the Identicom 877 devices including functions such as GPS, and ‘Man Down’ detection for users suﬀering from environmental risks.
The device automatically activates a ‘Red Alert’ if a user suﬀers a slip, trip or fall. CCG also uses the added feature of the Mobile Workforce Management Platform which provides greater safety beneﬁts to the worker. The platform proves a powerful tool to a lone worker manager through the ability to access comprehensive location data on individuals through GPS and GPRS technology.
The devices also come with the standard functionality of allowing a user to perform a ‘Status Check’, leave an ‘Amber Alert’ or raise a ‘Red Alert’, activated by a user who feels their safety is compromised, by pressing the large central button on the rear of the device. The alert is then monitored by a trained handler and can be escalated to a Police response if required.
“After trialling a number of lone worker solutions, the Identicom lone worker device proved most popular with both users and managers, oﬀering peace of mind and value for money. The M.W.M.P feature allows our managers to easily locate staﬀ, aiding in location speciﬁc tasks and workforce management.”
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Article Published 5.3.2014