DEWALT MD501 has Mandown detection – benefits to Lone workers.
From manufacturing, transportation and utilities to biotech & pharmaceutical, working conditions can be dangerous. If you or one of your employees working alone is injured or falls unconscious from a health incident—how will you know? Here we explore how the DeWALT MD501s automatic incident technology benefits lone workers.
More and more customers are asking us for Mandown and Lone worker solutions. We have a variety of Lone worker solutions defending on your needs, from simple apps to full Mandown with 24/7 Alarm monitoring centers.
Everyone is different but if you are working alone, your employer does have a duty of dare to make sure your welfare is being looked after. Some jobs of course are a lot more riskier than others and we have a solution to meet all requirements.
Unfortunately more workers are finding themselves on the receiving end of verbal or even physical abuse. Research has shown that being the recipient of such abuse is damaging to a persons well being and state of mind. Helping prevent such abuse and capturing evidence of such incidences has until now been extremely difficult.
Every employer and employee has responsibilities and rights under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) (1974) to ensure the provision of a safe working environment supported by safe systems of working.
The Health and Safety Executive recommends that procedures will need to be put in place to monitor lone workers to see that they remain safe. These may include:
- Supervisors periodically visiting and observing people working alone
- Regular contact between the lone worker and supervisor
- Automatic warning devices which operate if specific signals are not received periodically from the lone worker
- Checks that a lone worker has returned to their base or home on completion of a task
A balanced approach is needed to ensure that procedures are not too onerous on employees, or too restrictive The most effective lone worker solutions provide a combination of technology, training and a monitoring service, enabling employees to take a greater degree of responsibility for their own safety and security.
The DeWALT MD501 is very popular for Lone Worker as this device have a dedicated SOS button and the device also has full mandown, so will send an alert to a manager or alarm center and can be set up to include.
- Vertical 45° alarm
- Falling alarm
- No moving alarm
Once the alarm has been triggered the phone will then count down to go into the SOS mode and then call the preferred number. At the end of the call the phone will then send a text message to up to 5 people with an alert message and if a GPS location is available it will also send a Google map link.
Here is a short video demonstration of DeWALT MD501 Lone worker.