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StaySafe partners with what3words to help keep lone workers safe

Posted: Wednesday 15th July 2020

StaySafe clients can now provide the what3words location of their lone workers in an emergency to help identify their location faster.

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE StaySafe, the workplace safety solutions provider, has partnered with location technology company, what3words, to help companies respond to incidents more effectively.

StaySafe’s easy-to-use lone working app enables employers to quickly and easily locate lone workers in an emergency and send immediate help. With the new what3words integration, employers can communicate the precise location of their lone workers to emergency responders easily and accurately - using just three words.

In an emergency, identifying precisely where help is needed is critical. If lone workers suffer injuries or face aggression whilst at work, their employers may be unaware and therefore unable to help.

StaySafe provides companies around the world with a low cost, easy-to-use solution to manage the safety of their lone workers. Employees are able to start a timed session in the app before they begin a period of lone work or travel. The StaySafe app gives employers visibility of the location and safety status of lone workers during a period of lone work or travel and allows them to check-in safely once they have finished this session.

If an employee fails to check-in safely during a session or raises a panic alert in the app, monitoring agents, either within the organisation or at an external monitoring service, will be immediately alerted. They will quickly verify the alert and dispatch the appropriate assistance to the employee.

Emergencies can happen anywhere from the rural mountains of Scotland to outside Wembley Stadium. what3words has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique what3words address – made up of three words from the dictionary. With the new what3words integration, monitors can give the exact what3words address to emergency responders and help will be sent to that precise 3m x 3m square.

In the UK, many emergency services have the what3words app deployed onto team devices so officers on the ground and first responders can use it to get directions to any precise 3m square efficiently.

Chris Sheldrick, CEO of what3words: “Growing up on a farm, the fact that we had no way to describe an exact location troubles me to this day. What if a fire had broken out in a barn or if someone was caught in running machinery? With what3words now available in the StaySafe app, it’s extremely reassuring to know that people working alone or in remote locations can tell emergency services exactly where help is needed fast enough to prevent extensive damage or avoidable injury.”


Don Cameron, CEO of StaySafe, says, “The StaySafe app is the easiest to use lone worker solution available today. Adding the what3words functionality simplifies getting responders to the exact location of an incident quickly.”




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