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Working Alone on a Building Site? Here’s 3 Reasons You Need a Personal Duress Alarm

Personal Duress Alarm for someone working alone on a building site

If you’re a builder, electrician, plumber or any other tradie, chances are you or someone on your team will be required to work alone on site at times. Safety is paramount for lone workers, as any accident or emergency has the potential to cause serious harm due to the lack of co-workers available to provide immediate assistance.

So how can you better protect your lone workers on site

One safety product that many in the construction industry are now using to protect their lone workers is a personal duress alarm. With the ability to automate scheduled check-ins and to customise alarms, you can be confident that you will be alerted of any issues on site so you can act fast.

To find out if personal duress alarms can improve safety in your business, read on to learn 3 key reasons they are a great choice for your lone workers on building sites.

1) Automated check-ins for peace of mind

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Scheduled check-ins are a common way to keep in touch with those working alone on site, as they allow you to confirm that everything is okay at regular intervals. However, there are some important shortcomings with this method which have the potential to cause major problems. Because a manual check-in relies on the worker calling or texting in, if they forget, or are unable to do so in an emergency, you have no way of knowing if they are in trouble. If they fail to answer their phone and you need to race out to the site, it will waste valuable time and resources if all is okay. And, if there is an emergency, the delay in getting the right help can be the difference between life and death.

With a personal duress alarm such as the SkyTrack 4G, you can set up automated check-ins throughout the day. This provides you with peace of mind that all is well, while also alerting you if something is not. Your check-in times will also be automatically logged in the system, providing you with seamless records for health and safety compliance.

2) Customisable alarm settings 

Another important feature of the SkyTrack 4G is the ability to customise the alarm settings to suit. You can program up to 10 different alarm functions, such as fail to check-in, motionless, person down and SOS. This smart feature could potentially save a life in an emergency situation where your lone worker is unable to call for help. 

The SkyTrack 4G is also tracked and responded to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by an Australian-based monitoring centre, giving you complete confidence that help is available at all times. 

3) Durable and reliable design

Any safety product used by those working on a building site needs to be tough enough to withstand the daily wear and tear of the dusty and difficult outdoor conditions. The SkyTrack 4G personal duress alarm is a quality product with a shock and water-resistant design that is durable and built to last. 

The compact size makes it easy to wear, as it clips onto a belt or can be worn on a lanyard. Another plus for onsite workers is the long-life battery and USB charging option, and with coverage across the 3G/4G network in GPS or WiFi positioning modes, your lone workers will stay connected wherever they are.

4) Small device, big protection

A personal duress alarm is a small device that offers big protection. Not only can it significantly reduce the risk of serious injury to the lone workers on your team working on building sites, it also provides you with peace of mind that you are doing all you can to provide a safe working environment for all. Also essential for:

Would you like to know more about the SkyTrack 4G personal duress alarm? You can reach our team on 1300 994 890 for help and friendly advice on a huge range of safety and access products.