The Best Employee Personal Safety Defense? A Collective One (Part Two)

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As I discussed in my previous blog, employee personal safety is growing more challenging as it also grows more critical. Recent events around the world only help reinforce this point.

So, let’s take a look at the solutions that help correlate information and risk management into one view. Organizations simply cannot build a strong employee safety program without solutions that help correlate information and risk management into a single view.

Employee travel and human resources systems should be integrated with a unified security management and business system that can both receive and send important information to help gain a stronger indication of potential risks.

For example, a proactive approach helps enable the delivery of pre-business travel warnings about visiting certain areas. This centralized platform also allows operators to help manage incidents quickly and efficiently, because information is centralized and easily accessible by key parties.

As a centralized clearinghouse for this critical data is important, so is the ability for employees to receive and send mobile notifications through an employee personal safety mobile app. Some important elements for a successful solution include the following:

  • The mobile app can continuously track the employees’ locations and can be used to notify employees of any potential threats or evolving security or safety situations in the area.
  • With one simple swipe, employees can send a distress signal or panic alert to the command-and-control center and expect to receive help quickly.
  • Notifications can be sent via text, email or to a predefined list of emergency contacts, notifying key authorities of any assistance needed.
  • Once a panic alert or distress signal has been sent, employees can expect assistance from the nearest responders, which helps ensure quick and timely response.
  • Bi-directional communication capabilities help enable employees to respond to any alerts they receive with a text message or by selecting a response from a predefined list. (For example, “all is fine,” “I evacuated,” “I locked my door,” or “I need assistance.”)
  • Employees can also use self check-in to initiate communication with their command-and-control center and confirm their safety or request instructions.

As the nature of threats evolves, it has become more important than ever to help ensure the safety of employees while they’re within the perimeter of the organization—as well as beyond.

With a unified system that aggregates and analyzes essential data, employees can rest assured that the organizations in which they work are doing everything within their control to help protect the health, safety, security and well-being of their most essential assets—their employees.

Click here to learn more about what you can do in the event of a threatening situation.

 

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