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I know I’m protected with Safe-halo

Safe-halo provides visibility and critical life-saving communication beyond the boundaries of mobile phone service.  Integrate Safe-halo with any personal GPS device to give your employees 100% coverage.

Safe-halo empowers employees by:

  • equipping them with an application that can be on their person,
  • automating existing practices of lone worker paper registers through digitisation,
  • removed the reliance on human memory to relay when workers have left site,
  • removed human error due to lack of personal knowledge of an area/road names/topography
  • offered flexibility when communicating anticipated departure times, and
  • can store location coordinates to the device, in times of intermittent signal, which are transferred to the database, as soon signal is available.

Safe-halo ensures employers:

  • know their employees safety status,
  • know exactly where their workers are,
  • can monitor a number of employees simultaneously from one dashboard,
  • can be in direct contact with them through internal messaging
  • simultaneously broadcast messages to all app users through push notifications,
  • receive SMS and email notifications when employees are in duress
  • can geo-fence worksites to maintain electronic registers (notifications can also be programmed to be sent when workers enter/exit these areas as well,)
  • and most importantly, do not need their IT departments permission to implement nor seek funding for additional hardware, software, data storage or training.

Are you the next corporate who gets on board with Safe-halo?

For further details visit www.safe-halo.net or www.152hq.com

Safe-halo is a cutting edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.

The Truth About Battery Life on Mobile Devices (Using Internet/Phone Signal)

Companies that build mobile devices and their operating systems like to boast about battery life. But extended battery life is not achieved through the provision of better batteries, it mainly comes down to the device’s operating system. This is evident when you put your phone down and leave it for a period of time. It is as if the device “goes to sleep.”

These operating systems are much like a bear hibernating for winter – A bear will slow its heart beat and metabolism down to only just achieve what is needed to keep it alive. The operating system does the same in your phone. The system will wake up if the phone senses movement or it is triggered by something like an incoming call or text. It will continue to operate at 100% until your put the device down again.

When Safe-halo is turned on it will track the owner, even when the phone goes to sleep. The tracking data is stored on the device and relayed back to the Safe-halo management system as soon as the phone has been woken up and has phone or internet signal.

Safe-halo has been designed for Users in the field, knowing that these Users are active and on the move. When Users are active or moving their smart devices are awake. Hence Safe-halo is extremely efficient at doing is task.

The number 1 question we are asked is, “Why is my location sometimes shown wrong on the map?” 95% of the time this is because the device has gone to sleep, while sitting on a desk, in a daypack/bag or the User has been out of network range. The map shows the last known location for the device.  Safe-halo will continue to store the GPS coordinates on the mobile device in preparation to upload to the server, as soon as the device is awake, and signal is available again.

We have now included additional design features within Safe-halo, that both manually and automatically wake the device up remotely from the webserver. Safe-halo is now able to “ping” the device. A feature that is super advantageous when a user is in the field and has not moved within a period that they should have.

We also recommend that users of the Safe-halo app regularly log out and login of Safe-halo (every couple of days,) as each time you do this, the app will complete a “handshake” with the server ensuring that all information is keep up to date. Please note that the schedule function on the app is designed to turn the app on and off, it does not automate data updates.

If you have any questions or require further information about how Safe-halo can safe guard your employees, please contact the team at 152HQ on 1300 965 192.

Safe-halo is a cutting-edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.

Safe-Halo Case Study: Environmental Officer

As an environmental consultant, I am engaged by the Forestry Corporation of NSW to undertake inspections within state forests and plantation areas. My task brief often includes tactical planning, forestry road inspections, inventory assessments, timber stand assessments, timber harvesting plans and environmental assessments. As an independent consultant, I preform these tasks alone.I can recall during my time managing staff at Forestry Corporation of NSW, that we would use a manual working alone register, which relied upon a broad location description and an estimated call in time. It was always difficult to determine how long to wait after the nominated call in time had passed, to send assistance or initiate a rescue party. An App such as Safe-halo would have easily tracked and located the employee, enabling quick and precise decisions on assistance or otherwise.
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Who Will Watch Over Me?

Do you remember your first day of school?

Beaming with pride knowing that now you now ready to attend “big school”. Wearing your new uniform freshly pressed. Hair tied up in school ribbons. Shoes all shiny. Armed with a pack of brand new coloured pencils, all contained within your Strawberry Shortcake pencil case.

Not only did you look good for your “first day photo” but you were also beaming with confidence – knowing that you can take on anything the school system could dish out.

You stroll hand in hand with your biggest supporter, Mum (or Dad) right up to the class room door. You know you are ready. You’ve got this!

But then the most inconceivable thing happens. And your world is shattered.

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1 January 2017 to 25 September 2017 saw 120 Australian employees fatally injured at work, with 61% of these fatalities occurring within the Transport, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industries. It is assumed that a number of these fatalities involved lone, remote or isolated workers.

Often lone workers are forced to deal with intermittent mobile phone coverage because of the remote locations and terrain that they are working within.

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A remote or isolated worker is defined by SafeWork Australia as a worker who “may be isolated from help because of where or when they are working, or the nature of the work they are doing.”

In keeping with Australia’s work-life balance physiology, it is safe to say that isolated workers are no longer limited to such professions as farmers, cleaners, truck drivers, and service station attendants, but also includes personnel who work from home or travel alone for business.

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There is nothing worse than your boss instructing you to install a GPS tracking app on your personal smart phone.

Talk about an invasion of privacy! How dare he! Right…??!!

But hang on a minute… Now that the initial shock has worn off, and I have stepped back to think about what he is trying to do – well, I hate to say it, but it makes sense.

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