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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Is an ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

External Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) are employed by a number of organisations to monitor their alarms around the clock, or after hours when few or no staff are physically on site. With robust procedures in place, ARCs can be used effectively and provide reassurance to...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a high-risk environment. Critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations, and by failing to respond appropriately to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Hidden Figures: Is Critical Alarm Management Fuelling a Productivity Gap in UK Manufacturing?

‘Industry 4.0’ – characterised by new technologies that enable automation, data exchange and machine-to-machine communication – is billed as being the answer to manufacturing’s productivity challenge. The potential opportunities are great, but as industry moguls ponder headline...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Lone Worker Technology: Towards Ensuring Increased Productivity

Ensuring staff safety is a crucial requirement for all businesses, and particularly so for those who require a cohort of their employees to work alone, writes Klaus Allion. With an estimated 6.8 million people working alone in the UK and over 600,000 injuries to employees at work...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Preparing for the Unexpected: Top Tips on Business Continuity

There are a number of external factors that can significantly impact a business of any size, especially for employees travelling to and from work and to customer meetings, states Klaus Allion. From extreme weather conditions, train strikes and industrial action through to road...
Posted On 22 May 2018