Safeguard your personnel, streamline emergency procedures and lower risks for workers in isolation with a Sonim Protect solution.
Sonim Protect® is a highly integrated Work-Alone protection service that continuously and automatically monitors workers and accelerates an appropriate emergency response or rescue. Each element of Sonim Protect® is best-in-class, and thanks to seamless end-to-end integration, your organization will provide the fastest and best possible response to a worker emergency.
There are strict and specific laws regarding Working Alone (details below). Sonim Protect® provides a solution built to help organizations in rugged industries operate best practices that exceed safety rules and regulations. Equipment failure, hazardous debris, falls from height, slips and trips, vehicle accidents, rough terrain, remote locations, medical emergencies, toxic gases and uncharted territories are all situations that put workers at serious risk.
- Sonim manufactures the world’s most rugged and reliable phones that feature dedicated emergency buttons and a man-down sensors that make it simple to signal for assistance and will automatically detect emergencies situations
- Communicating via SMS and data on cellular networks, the phone signals alarms and facilitate two-way communication check-ins to a highly reliable cloud based monitoring service
- Emergency alarms are sent with the worker’s precise GPS location to a 24/7/365 Emergency Response Center – the system calls the user’s phone which will answer automatically via speaker phone to access the situation
- After assessing the situation, the Emergency Response Center dispatches and coordinates the necessary and appropriate rescue authorities including police, fire, paramedic and coastguard teams, private or community Medivac helicopters and your organization’s internal response capabilities if applicable
- Up to US $30,000 of authorized private Medivac costs are covered per worker per year
BENEFITS of SONIM PROTECT
- Protect lone workers, mitigate worksite risks and comply with Work-Alone regulations
- Respond rapidly, streamline emergency procedures and lower insurance costs
- Send one worker in with confidence (instead of two)
- Streamline resource management with Enterprise Administration and Enterprise Monitoring Station
- Consolidate separate mobile phones, radios, Push-to-Talk, panic button or man-down systems and workforce management solutions on one device
with one, much lower bill.
- Enhance productivity and audibility in noisy environment with a full range of professional grade accessories
- Lower cost, smaller size and weight, and often better coverage than Private Mobile Radio
- Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with very low field failure rates backed by a 3-year comprehensive device warranty
covering accidental damage
Canada has both Federal and Provincial regulations to protect lone workers, workers in isolation and/or dangerous environments. Companies and individuals who fail to comply with these regulations can experience increased insurance premiums, fines, legal action or even criminal charges. By deploying a lone worker monitoring solution, businesses often meet or exceed regional legislation and can optimize their communication and process execution when paired with an intrinsically safe, ruggedized Sonim phone or Xplore tablet. Fines can range based on first offence and subsequence offences with some provinces including a per day fine for outstanding infractions. Fines are steep and go as high as $1 000 000 for a first offence and can be levied against the corporation as well as the individuals responsible for enforcing the program.
Excerpt from Alberta Occupational Health and SafetyCode — Part 28, Working Alone Section 393:
Working Alone is a hazard
Occupational Health and Safety Officers inspecting a workplace will evaluate compliance with the OHS Act and OHS Code. the following are excerpts of the Guide.
An employee is considered to be working alone if the employee works alone at a work site in circumstances where assistance is not readily available when needed.
In a working alone situation the employer MUST:
(1) Conduct a hazard assessment
(2) Eliminate or reduce the risks
(3) Provide an effective communication system for employees to contact other people who can respond to the employees’ need. The system must include regular contact by a responsible supervisor at intervals appropriate to the nature of the hazard
(4) Ensure employees are trained and educated
Do you have an effective means of communication for employees to contact persons capable of responding when employees need immediate assistance?
Part 28 Working Alone Section 393 applies if:
(a) a worker is working alone at a work site, and
(b) assistance is not readily available if there is an emergency
394(1) An employer must, provide an effective communication system consisting of (a) radio communication, landline, cellular telephone or satellite communication, that includes regular contact by the employer or designate at intervals appropriate to the nature of the hazard.
MicroWattt can deliver a solution built to help meet and exceed safety regulations in your province.
MicroWatt product offerings include design and manufacture of innovative Class 1, Div 1 flame and gas detection system solutions, industrial wireless SCADA and telemetry solutions including solar RTU packages, EFM packages, alarm call-outs, and level monitoring as well as a full range of calibration gases. From our facility in Calgary, Alberta, we provide products and services to many industries including Oil and Gas, Pipelines, Water Systems, Mining and Manufacturing; offering complete solutions to our Western Canada customers.