Advances in technology mean that jobs that used to require a team can now be completed by a lone worker
Technics employs 48 full-time surveyors as well as freelancers who work all over the UK and abroad. The bulk of their work is land surveys, measured building surveys and utility locations – often in remote areas. Advancements in technology within the survey industry led to an increased number of employees attending jobs alone and so Technics felt they needed a way to monitor their safety.
John Macintyre, MD, Technics explains; “surveying used to be a two-man operation but now, due to our continual investment in the latest technology, we are using robotic survey instruments. Many jobs have now become a one-man operation, leaving us with a safety issue as people are regularly working alone in potentially hazardous environments. Concerns were also being expressed by some of our people and, as a responsible employer, we knew we needed to implement a solution that would help to keep them safe”.
Technics launched StaySafe Business, following a trial with six employees who ‘tested the system to its limit’. “We asked the trial group to create emergency situations to stress test both the app and the StaySafe Hub, which tracks the GPS location of our employees. Our surveyors use Android and iPhone operating systems and all the trial alerts worked perfectly.”
“The whole system is simple to use and the team were impressed with the range of features. This gave us great confidence in the app and now all our surveyors are using it”.