A lone / isolated / remote or high-risk worker carrying out any activity out of sight of a worker or in a remote or location can potentially be at risk of a Man Down or Person Down situation. This is a scenario where a person is incapacitated either through injury or due to an unknown health issue or could just slip, trip, fall or be tackled to the ground.
Working alone or in isolated environments is often associated with risks that are posed by interacting with other people as part of a job role.
Many Industries have very high risk or Man Down situations and a potential Man Down, Person Down could be as simple as slipping on a wet floor, or Tripping on an Electrical cord or loose mat or exposed object, but they could be as bad as a working being Crushed by machinery or a box dropping on them or heart attack or other health related problems such as Heat exposure and Snake bites especially in Australia.
The Award winning SafeTCard Person Down / Man Down alarm is 100% pre- programmable to suit most applications. Most Man down products on the market have only one angle and instantly alarms. This causes constant False alarms, and the user gets annoyed and frustrated, this is a costly exercise for Companies and organizations as incidents are occurring and the duress button is not in hands reach or even being carried by the user, creating potential litigation and fines for the company. Companies are choosing to replace these devices with the SafeTCard Identicom. The SafeTCard is the only Lone worker, isolated worker high risk worker and individual Emergency duress and evidence data collection device that you can program the Angle of the person/man down alarm and the time before going into another pre-warning of vibrations, before the actual alarm. This intelligent 3 technology warning system cuts out any potential False alarm, reassuring the wearer and the business that the SafeTCard Identicom is 100% reliable and it will work every time only in a real time situation. This has given 1000’s of business’s the peace of mind by their duty of care
‘Live’ One or Two Way voice and audio – In the event of a Alarm Activation from either the Grab alarm, Impact alarm, Person/Man down alarm, the SafeTCard will search for and send a GPS Location and then open up a Live Voice channel where our operators are highly trained to listen to any situation and respond in accordance to the emergency procedure and escalation process that your company has designed for each individual person or SafeTCard device or group of devices.
Eg: John is trapped and has crushed his leg on the side of the road.
The SafeTCard Man down alarm is automatically activated after 45 seconds (this time includes a series of warning vibrations to limit false alarms) the SafeTCard searches for and sends a GPS Location and opens up the Live Voice/Audio Line to their 24 Hour SafeTCard Monitoring Centre. The operators can hear John calling for help, the operators can talk to John and Calm the Patient, “Ok John This is Mark from SafeTCard Emergency Monitoring and response team, we know you in pain, try and relax, we have contacted the Ambulance, we have also contacted you works manager and have advised your office, we have the Ambulance on the line and they are saying they are 7 mins from your GPS Location, Can you describe for the ambulance the injury.”
The SafeTCard Identicom Man down safety alarm device is the only device on the market with over 15 features all in the one device so you do not have to have multiple devices or different systems in place. All are programmable if required for you or your staff. One of these features is the Ambient temperature Alarm that can be programmed if a worker is in the heat working too long or in a cold room too long it will create an alarm and notify the worker and emergency contact list via the live monitoring room.
A SafeTCard ‘Man Down’ ‘Red Alert’ is raised automatically should a SafeTCard Identicom wearer be incapacitated due to an unknown health problem or a trip, slip or fall. All 977 Series SafeTCard models have Man Down functionality built into the device – if a device is stationary for a definable time period and is also tilted through 75 degrees(standard) or what every your pre-programmed angle and time is (standard configuration setting) in combination, an automatic Man Down ‘Red Alert’ will be opened.
Prior to a ‘Man Down’ ‘Red Alert’ being opened, the unit will enter a pre-alarm phase where the Identicom will begin vibrating to alert a wearer that prompt action is required to cancel unless this is a genuine alarm situation.
However risks due to a particular environment (often combined with an activity) can also lead to injury, incapacitation or the death of a lone worker.
Slips, Trips and falls are a major concern across Australia industry and cost an estimated $60 billion dollars and growing.
The total economic cost of work-related injuries and illnesses for the 2008–09 financial year is estimated to be $60.6 billion dollars, representing 4.8 per cent of GDP for the 2008–09 financial year. Significant methodological revisions have occurred between the publishing of the 2005-06 estimate and the current estimate. These have been a re-evaluation of the number of permanent cases and additional work on estimating the extent of disease morbidity due to occupational causes. For these reasons, the current estimate should not be compared with the previous estimates in this series.