Are your staff happy to be in a building on their own?

Now it’s darker outside, are your staff happy to be in a building on their own?

When it's dark outside it does change how people feel when they are left on their own; opening up, locking up or just working late. Staff might not say anything, but actually the reassurance that someone is looking out for them goes a long way for staff well-being and moral. Even a minor incident, that happens in a dark empty building, can have a lasting impact on the individual and the company.

The MyTeamSafe® app reassures staff and protects the business at a tiny monthly cost, giving you a peace of mind knowing your staff are safe.

MyTeamSafe® is a great way to provide your duty of care to all employees in the workplace, especially your lone workers.


HSE - In general, health and safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. Employers are responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

HSE - Managing health and safety is an integral part of managing your business. You need to do a risk assessment to find out about the risks in your workplace, put sensible measures in place to control them, and make sure they stay controlled.

Accidents do happen. MyTeamSafe® caters for multiple scenarios…

  • Panic - If you have an accident, or need to raise a panic alarm, you can initiate this at any time.
  • Check-in - During normal operation, everyone just checks in regularly, indicating that they are safe.
  • Late - If you have an accident and can't reach your phone, or you are unconscious, MyTeamSafe® will detect that you have not checked in and escalate automatically.

If you don't check in within the right time your supervisor will be notified that you're late. This gives him/her a chance to act quickly and check your last location and then decide what course of action to take.

For example, in a high-risk role, you might be expected to check in every 20 minutes. If you are late, your supervisor will be notified. This gives your supervisor the chance to react, perhaps to call you, or other employees that may be working near you, or to start looking for you at your last known location.

You can assign your lone working strategy to your whole company, a group, or specific staff members.

It takes less than 15 minutes get setup and go live. A simple phone app with quick check-in at user defined intervals or Panic Alarm. Keep control with total flexibility. Suitable for all sizes of business. Central web dashboard allows you to manage & monitor users as well as their locations. MyTeamSafe even has documentations to help you setup your company in a more effective way which can benefit you and your business.

Staff feel significantly safer knowing their health and wellbeing is core consideration at all times. Apart from covering your corporate responsibility, staff are much more productive, with reduced absence if they feel they are valued and looked after. Even a minor incident can have a knock on impact on everyone’s health, trust and confidence in the company. MyTeamSafe ensures staff always feel safer when working independently. If an incident does occur it is managed by someone the person knows, not an impersonal call centre that doesn’t know the situation.

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Commuting Safety Tips

commuting safety tips – Feeling safe at work is one of the most important things when working especially when it comes to commuting to work.

MyTeamSafe wants to help spread awareness to Lone workers commuting to work.

Commuting Safety Tips:

 

Staying safe

Try to cross at traffic lights or zebra crossings.

Slow and steady wins the race.  Accidents are more likely to happen if you rush around, especially when not looking carefully at a crossing.

Night working? – Make sure that you are visible to road users by wearing light colored or fluorescent clothing in the dark.

Be careful when walking between queuing vehicles at lights or in slowing moving traffic, motorbikes and cyclist filter through traffic and may not see you easily.

Watch out for people indicating late or leaving their indicator on. Always make sure you leave plenty of room when crossing in front of a vehicle that’s indicating you never know they may have forgotten to turn it off.

10 safety tips to make your commute to work stress-free

 

Carrying your workload

A rucksack is more comfortable on a walk rather than some bag slumped on your shoulder or carrying a bag all the way to work.

Try to keep your workload nice and light by carrying the things you really need.

Wear your rucksack nice and high this helps support the back and good posture.

Use both of the straps on your rucksack to keep good body balance.

Keep your hands free.

 

Planning your route

Check the weather, no one likes to walk in heavy rain or hail. You don’t want to leave the door without a coat and getting your day ruined by entering work like a drowned rat.

Explore! Try new routes back home and just enjoy your walk after a long day as this helps to relieve stress.

Try to avoid alleyways especially at night.  As we all know some people don’t reach the other side without being mugged.

Find the best route, try timing your travel to find out which route gets you to work quicker and which one you enjoy the most!

 

What to wear

Try to avoid heels and sandals when walking to work this can begin to make your feet ache, walking to work in great fitted shoes or trainers with socks will give you nice support on your feet.

If it’s hot then use sun cream! There is nothing worse than working when sun burnt.

If its hot try wearing a hat, this will help keep the sun off your face when commuting to work.

Importantly! Make sure you are visible especially if you are walking back home in the dark.

Always prepare for rain, check the weather and bring a coat.

 

Walking in cold conditions

When walking in winter it’s very important to keep warm, but, what’s getting you to work? Your legs. Make sure you have got well-gripped trainers on to avoid slipping on ice.

Stick to the walk paths and avoid shortcuts because they can be the most slippery places to walk.

When planning your route try to plan the route that’s been gritted on pavements and footpaths. Maps of priority routes can be found on your local council website.

Commuting To Work Safely By Vehicle

MyTeamSafe® is a lone-working app. Making sure your lone workers and employees check in regularly, notifying you as a supervisor that they are safe.

MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anti Bullying Week

MyTeamSafe® is helping spread awareness for anti-bullying this week. We hope that whilst your reading this you’re wearing you odd socks!

Why odd socks? https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day-anti-bullying-week-0

Bullying can have a massive impact on peoples lives. Bullying can take place anywhere not just schools, adults can be bullied too in the workplace or even socially. Take a stand against bullying and raise awareness.

Download the free anti-bullying week assembly presentations, posters, flashcards and more:http://www.bullying.co.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-resources/

Resources for schools: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/resources-schools

 

 

If you have Twitter make sure to use these hashtags to help spread the word for @ABAonline (Anti Bullying Week) 

#bullying

#AntiBullyingWeek

#AntiBullying

 

 


MyTeamSafe® is a lone-working app. Making sure your lone workers and employees check in regularly, notifying you as a supervisor that they are safe.

MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

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