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Lone-worker protection – for every eventuality.

Disaster can be avoided in a matter of seconds – if the protective measures are right.­

Perfect protection for lone workers – thanks to our pocket-sized lifesavers.

People who work alone need special protection. A fall from height, a heart attack or stroke – nobody wants to experience a workplace emergency, but when they do happen, they happen fast. In most cases, every minute counts. And lone workers in particular should always be protected.
In fact, the employers’ liability insurance associations insist on this: “If hazardous work is carried out by one individual working alone, the employer must provide suitable technical or organisational personal protection measures in addition to the general safety measures”.  Source: SUVA

In other words, lone workers must be reliably protected at all times. This often challenging task for entrepreneurs becomes easy thanks to novalink’s lone-worker protection solution, the novaalert mobileAPP. It includes a comprehensive emergency concept and targeted response measures.

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Dead-man’s function

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Manual emergency call via emergency call button

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Locating tone that overrides the device’s silent mode

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Life-Check: server-side device monitoring

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Location tracking via GPS, novaBEACON and WiFi

Technology that thinks for itself – the novaalert mobileAPP.

The novaalert mobileAPP turns an ordinary smartphone into a state-of-the-art security device. Using the smartphone’s position and movement sensors, the alarm software reliably monitors the user’s capacity to work and automatically triggers an alarm in an emergency. Of course, the user can also manually trigger an emergency call at any time.

Lone-worker protection with novaalert: so simple, so safe.

Each emergency situation is unique – sometimes an employee is able to manually trigger an alarm. Next time, however, they may not be able to do so. In both cases, the novaalert mobileAPP ensures fast, easy and reliable protection for lone workers – thanks to state-of-the-art technology.

In the event of an accident, injured personnel are automatically located and help is sent to the right place as quickly as possible. Our system seamlessly locates lone workers via novaBEACON, WiFi and GPS.

In addition, novaalert monitors each user’s personal safety device around the clock. Damage, device failure and low battery levels are immediately detected and signaled by the server. 

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DGUV zertifiziert

The novaalert mobileAPP is DGUV certified and fulfills the requirements of DGUV rule 112-139.

App-based lone-worker protection. How does it work?

A fully functional dead man’s alarm requires numerous different features. The novaalert mobileAPP has them all: seamless and server-based function monitoring, a reliable logon/logoff system, the ability to override silent mode, interactive alarms and, last but not least, an intuitive user interface to ensure safe working with the app.

The novaalert mobileAPP supports GSM and WiFi.

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Function test

The lone worker enables the dead man’s function at the start of their shift. After the integrated device test, the dead man’s function is automatically activated. The employee can now simply get to work – no further device input is necessary.

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Triggering alarms

In an emergency, the employee can trigger an alarm manually (deliberately) via the mobileAPP or an external emergency call button (Bluetooth button). If the employee is not able to independently trigger an alarm, the (automatic) dead man’s function takes over. This is triggered by the device’s position and movement sensors. Additional features such as pre-alarm, sensor pause and a countdown timer in network dead zones increase the system’s reliability and prevent false alarms.

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Location tracking

The mobileAPP uses GPS, novaBEACON or WiFi to locate personnel involved in an accident. At the same time, action plans and building maps (including Google Maps) are automatically sent to the rescue team.

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First aid must also be fast aid!

An alarm sounds. An emergency situation is unfolding. There is no time to lose: novaalert locates and identifies the injured employee and transmits all necessary information to the first responders. On request, a voice connection can also be established – to reassure the injured person that they are safe and help is on the way. In hazardous or potentially fatal situations, our system thus guarantees that help is on the spot as soon as possible.

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Features

  • Server-based device monitoring
  • Integrated device test before the user starts work
  • Automatic alarms
  • Deliberate alarms
  • Automatic hands-free function
  • Locating tone for quick location
  • Real-time display of the feed from the monitoring sensors

FAQs – Lone-worker protection

A lone worker is defined as someone who works out of sight and earshot of other people. In an emergency, a lone worker must be able to call for help – either by manually triggering an emergency call or by means of appropriate emergency technology that can do this automatically. Guaranteeing this level of protection is part of the employer’s duty of care.

The Ordinance on Accident Prevention (Verordnung über die Unfallverhütung (VUV)) applies to work involving special risks. For example, the employer may only assign particularly hazardous work to personnel who are trained accordingly. Moreover, if such tasks are carried out by employees working alone, their personal safety must be adequately protected.

Lone workers can easily connect their security devices to novaalert. novaalert’s security function permanently and securely monitors the status of the user’s device and automatically alerts their colleagues as soon as the situation requires this.

If a lone worker is required to perform hazardous tasks, the employer must implement reliable technical and organisational personal protection measures (Section 8 (2) of Regulation 1 issued by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)).

You can determine which measures and emergency concepts are required by referring to the DGUV risk assessment or the assessment matrix for hazardous situations published by the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA).

As soon as a call for help is triggered via the novaalert mobileAPP, the injured employee is identified and located – outdoors via GPS or in buildings via novaBEACON or WiFi. All necessary information is transmitted directly to the first responders. This ensures that assistance is available very quickly in hazardous or life-threatening situations. 

As soon as a call for help is triggered via the novaalert mobileAPP, the injured employee is identified and located – outdoors via GPS or in buildings via novaBEACON or WiFi. All necessary information is transmitted directly to the first responders. This ensures that assistance is available very quickly in hazardous or life-threatening situations. 

Emergency response chains must be carefully planned ahead of time. When the worst comes to the worst, help must be available as quickly as possible. While this requires appropriate technical measures, the in-house emergency response must also be organised accordingly. In other words, everyone in the alarm chain must know exactly what to do in an emergency – this is the only way to ensure that no precious time is lost. The planning and organisation of the emergency chain is the employer’s responsibility and forms an integral part of the lone-worker safety concept.

novaalert monitors the security devices carried by lone workers, identifies hazardous situations and initiates pre-defined measures in the event of an emergency.
The emergency response chains defined by the customer are shown in novaalert and activated automatically.

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Experte für Alarmierung
Robert Quast
Head of Sales

CH / UK

Profi für Alarmierung
Michael Podewils
Key Account Manager

DE-North / Benelux

Spezialist für Alarmserver
Wolfgang Hartl
Key Account Manager

DE-South / AU