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Keeping Lone Workers Safe In ATEX Areas

Written by ANT Telecom | 1 Apr 2020
ATEX  refers to a set of EU regulations for controlling  explosive atmospheres. ATEX areas are  commonly found at petrochemical, chemical and other production facilities  referring to work areas where there is a threat of atmospheric ignition due to the presence of flammable vapour. By themselves, ...

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Topics: Lone Workers

Keeping Medical Staff Out Of Harm’s Way

Written by ANT Telecom | 25 Mar 2020
For most members of the public, it is easy to imagine hospitals and other healthcare facilities as safe havens from sudden injury or violence, but for the workers who have chosen to dedicate themselves to careers in medicine, experience (and the numbers) tells a different story. NHS workers ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, Hospitals

Lone Workers Safety During the Cold Winter Temperatures

Written by ANT Telecom | 11 Mar 2020
Many industrial facilities and work sites extend across wide areas, necessitating employees to often be working outside or travelling between different buildings in order to access equipment. Coupled with increased levels of automation, this can make for a sparsely populated workplace where long ...

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Why is Lone Worker Training so Important

Written by ANT Telecom | 4 Mar 2020
One of the primary concerns of any employer is that their staff should be both competent at their job and able to deal with emergencies as they arise, reducing the risk of damage to company property or even an employee being injured. This is especially true of lone workers, who are entrusted with a ...

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Safety within the waste and recycling sector

Written by ANT Telecom | 10 Feb 2020
From weekly household collections to recycling plants, the waste and recycling sector plays an important role in UK society. But given the physical labour, transport vehicles and heavy machinery involved, it is an industry that presents significant risks to workers involved.  ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, Critical Alarm Management, Man-Down

The importance of lone worker device testing

Written by ANT Telecom | 7 Feb 2020
The introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) has meant that devices and machinery can now be connected to apps that are accessible from smartphones, tablets and computers at all times. IoT technology can be used to monitor a variety of elements, from machinery malfunction to air quality levels, ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, Health and Safety, Man-Down

Hazardous Working Environment: The Oil Rig

Written by ANT Telecom | 6 Feb 2020
Since the mid-1950s, oil has been the most important source of energy and is relied upon heavily as part of modern society – from fueling transportation and heating homes, to being used in the coating of essential medicine, the list is endless. Yet often, little thought is given as to how oil comes ...

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Topics: Lone Workers, Manufacturing Industry, Health and Safety

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