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Title: Lone worker alarm : feasibility study : summary report
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Advances in communications technology have prompted the National Rivers Authority to initiate a study into the feasibility of providing a means by which employees working alone could summon assistance in the event of accident, illness or other sudden emergency. The facility is referred to as a Lone Worker Alarm. Kennedy and Donkin Systems Control Ltd were commissioned in September 1990 to undertake the study in response to a brief issued by the NRA, Anglian Region office. NRA commissioned a subsidiary study from the Centre for Communications Research at Bristol University for certain technical aspects of the study. This summary report has been produced subsequent to the main study report to highlight the main features of the two methods proposed for further development, and the costs and recommendations of the study. Some details of the proposals have changed since the study report, reflecting further development with relevant authorities. Version 2 of the report incorporates modifications resulting from a discussion with regional representatives at a meeting on 23 April 1991.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Health and safety regulationsWorking conditionsDisaster preparednessCommunication technologyRisk management
Extent: 14; + appendices
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