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#1 Posted : 06 February 2001 09:31:00(UTC)
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Posted By Steve Conway
I'm looking for a telephone, radio or other electronic system suitable for use in a laboratory situation where the person has to work alone on a regular basis.

I'd be grateful for details (source, effectiveness, ease of use, cost etc) of any such systems.

Thanks Steve.
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#2 Posted : 06 February 2001 10:51:00(UTC)
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Posted By Peter Barry
Steve

We use a system in our NHS Trust know as Teleprotect made by Ascom Alarms - contact number is 01732 742014. They make a range of alarms suitable for lone workers - they will be able to advise you on suitability, cost etc

Regards

Peter
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#3 Posted : 06 February 2001 10:56:00(UTC)
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Posted By Stuart Nagle
Steve.

There are quiate a few systems on the market. I suggest you explore by looking at ad's in H&S Practitioner, and also by using your browser on www.

UI would also suggest that you look to having a system that has a built-in DSU (Distress Signal Unit) that will detect non-movement of the person if no movement is made within a certain time-frame i.e they could be incapacitated ect.

Hope this helps...

Stuart Nagle
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#4 Posted : 06 February 2001 11:13:00(UTC)
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Posted By Steve Conway
Stuart/Barry, thanks for your responses. I've tried the web for info but did not have much luck. I know of one system called Mancheck - however exploring the search results would have been likely to get me the sack.

Steve
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#5 Posted : 06 February 2001 20:47:00(UTC)
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Posted By Barry Cooper
Steve,
I have just purchased a system from AOK safety.
It will alarm if no movement is detected or the person falls down, it also has a panic button. false alarms can be avoided as it has a reset button. When it triggers it can be programmed to call up to 3 phone numbers to notify other personnel.
If you contact me on:
barry.cooper@sappi-europe.com
I will forward contact numbers
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#6 Posted : 07 February 2001 12:51:00(UTC)
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Posted By John Webster
Another suggestion

Voice Connect 0116 232 4640 I dont know anything of their system, but they recently sent me a mailshot re. protecting lone workers (community nurses)

John
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#7 Posted : 08 February 2001 18:07:00(UTC)
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Posted By Jeff Deacon
You could also try Coleshill Alarms of Fillongley Mount, Fillongley, Warwick.

I used their system in a LGV maintenance shop for many years. It was robust, and did actually call for help when the situation warranted.
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#8 Posted : 14 February 2001 08:32:00(UTC)
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Posted By Emma
Some other systems to consider would be Cybertrack by a company called Orbis. They came and gave us a very impressive demonstration as a result we are considering piloting the system in our Housing Department. Tel: 0151 357 7800.

Crysis Personnel Monitoring System by Inform Communications. Tel: 01344 717129 currently being piloted in our Social Services Dept.

Intouch by Intec Tel: 0161 776 4031

Hope this helps

Emma
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