Psion and Connexion2 partner to protect lone workers

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Psion, provider of mobile computing solutions, and Connexion2 , manufacturer of the Identicom lone worker device (LWD), are working together to enable enhanced lone worker protection for users of Psion devices in the field. Identicom mobile is the original BS8484 compliant lone worker application for mobile computing devices. The application allows a lone worker much of the functionality of the Identicom lone worker device but on devices like the Psion IKon, which are supplied by the Barcode Warehouse.
Workers who need access to mobile computing and also periodically face elevated risk in their work can benefit from the functionality of Identicom and the rugged nature of Psion's handheld devices.
By providing lone worker protection functionality organisations can achieve a significant ROI. The Health and Safety Executive estimates the cost of a single physical assault to cost an organisation in excess of 20,000. When compared with the cost of implementing an effective training and lone worker safety solution, which costs around 50p a day, the potential savings are impressive. Equally, organisations will feel the costs in a variety of ways:
Management time - reporting on and investigating incidents is costly

Providing temporary staffing agency staffing can be costly

Increase the workload of the rest of the staff to provide cover the cost is possible stress and a low morale

Poor customer service resulting from staff who feel they are over-worked and are not motivated.  

So any business that tackles personal safety risks to their workers is effectively tackling staff absence and will reap substantial financial and social rewards by increasing productivity and raising staff morale.  

Craig Swallow, Managing Director, Connexion2, said, "The reasons for protecting your staff are obvious and compelling, both from the point of view of their physical safety through to the business benefits. The need to protect lone workers is an important step towards meeting your organisation's moral and legal duty of care. But essentially, aside from protecting lone workers simply being 'the right thing to do', employers are reducing the many costs and potential risks to their employees and the organisation, which arise from lone working issues."

John McMeeking, UK Managing Director, Psion, said, "Enabling the mobile workforce wherever they are and whatever conditions they have to work in has always been Psion's main goal. By partnering with Connexion2 we are able to enhance the service we provide and provide reassurance for lone workers that they are safe and protected while using Psion devices in the field."


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