The ANT Telecom Blog

Lone worker protection

Written by ANT Telecom | 1 May 2019
Most of us rely on colleagues to help in a workplace-related emergency situation but this can be problematic for lone workers. To mitigate the fact that lone workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace emergency situations, lone worker protection devices provide employees who work alone with a ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, Critical Alarm Management

Automation - How to keep the wheels turning in ATEX zones

Written by ANT Telecom | 3 Apr 2019
ATEX zones are hazardous places. Vapours, mists, gases and combustible specks of dust can all form volatile explosive atmospheres when exposed to air. These can occur in a number of workplace settings, from enormous industrial chemical plants to places where vehicles are sprayed with paint. In an ...

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Topics: ATEX

What are the risks of not responding to a critical alarm in time?

Written by ANT Telecom | 19 Mar 2019
For any organisation that operates within a high-risk environment, critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations. The manufacturing industry, in particular, is known to be a high-risk environment as workers typically have to deal with ...

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Topics: Critical Alarm Management

Reporting Minor Incidents to Prevent Future Catastrophe

Written by ANT Telecom | 15 Mar 2019
  Recording data on all workplace incidents and near misses, from seemingly insignificant events to serious injury, is essential for all organisations. Whilst some may deem it unnecessary or tedious to report every minor accident in the workplace, such as an employee tripping or narrowly avoiding ...

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Topics: Critical Alarm Management

How communication technology is crucial in emergencies

Written by ANT Telecom | 13 Mar 2019
Preparing for emergency situations is a complex task but a necessary one. When considering what to include in a disaster management plan for your business, it is important not to overlook the importance of reliable communication technology. Effective communication networks are vital for ...

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Topics: Critical Alarm Management

Staff Safety – Are Employers Doing Enough?

Written by ANT Telecom | 12 Mar 2019
  The latest statistics from RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) reveal that 144 workers were killed in the UK during 2017/18. Whilst the number of any deaths in the workplace is too many, when this figure is compared to data from 20 years ago, the number ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, safety management, Critical Alarm Management

Alarm systems in hospitals: how effective are they?

Written by ANT Telecom | 6 Mar 2019
Hospitals across the UK are facing more threats than ever - both physical and technological. Finding solutions to improve complex security systems without going over the budget is an ongoing challenge for all concerned. However, it is possible to improve the way alarms are  managed by incorporating ...

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Topics: hospitals, Critical Alarm Management

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