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The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing the minimum safety requirements of the workplace and equipment used in explosive atmosphere. ATEX derives its name from "Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosives. SBES LifeSaver can be supplied in fully ATEX/EX certified or non-ATEX/Ex certified versions to suit requirements."
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BEWARE! Contrary to belief, iOS phones do not enable lone worker safety applications to function to the standards laid out in BS8484:2016, requiring alarm devices that are being monitored by alarm receiving centres to automatically provide an emergency response, so cannot be considered compliant. This is because Apple phones are so locked down the log in function cannot be overridden by the app – meaning lone workers have to log in before activating a red allert. The SBES TRACER is fully BS8484:2016 compliant – confirmed by our 25 June 2020 audit.
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Project management is a vital element to a successful implementation of any lone worker alarm system. SBES provide Covid-19 secure site assessment, installation and training. Our dedicated project managers can make sure that your lone worker protection is up to the mark in these challenging times.
Find out more about SBES Project Management.
HSE Guidelines say employers must manage any health and safety risks before people can work alone. This applies to anyone contracted to work for them, including self-employed people. Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision - such as delivery drivers, health workers, engineers, security staff, cleaners for example.
And employers duties extend beyond, the office, warehouse and the field... even into the home for homeworkers. Remember there will always be greater risks for lone workers without direct supervision or anyone to help them if things go wrong.
See how SBES can help you measure up.
The SBES Emergency Help Point can either be a standalone piece of equipment or integrated into other SBES systems. It is a fixed alarm point system that can save vital initial minutes in the event of a workplace emergency.
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The SBES LifeSaver SC (Structured cabling) is a state of the art independent ‘Patch and Play’ lone worker alarm system that connects via an existing in-house structured cabling system. The SBES LifeSaver SC supports the complete range of SBES Alarm Devices, including the world renowned SBES LifeSaver Ex/ATEX and Standard Lone Worker Alarm Units.
Click here to download the datasheet to find out more.
The lone worker simply attaches the lone worker alarm unit to their belt or overalls and gives the SBES Radio pager to an on site staff member – if the lone worker gets into trouble the alarms will be sent to the radio pager indicating that the lone worker requires assistance.Click here to find out more.
With COVID-19 social distancing rules meaning that more workers will be required to work alone on site then SBES Lifesaver is the perfect lone worker protection system. It is completely scalable, from a single user to over 1000 users and is suitable for both partial or whole site coverage. In the event of an alarm being raised, there are multiple options available for alerting your emergency response personnel. Click here to find out more.
Perfect lone worker alarm for engineers and personnel working out in the field in potentially hazardous and remote environments.
The SBES Tracer system is satellite tracked and can be activated either by panic buttons or automatically by a man down fall detection 3D G-sensor. Find out about the features and benefits of SBES Tracer – click here
KC Pro supply, the one-stop shop for gas equipment and components, have purchased an additional 20 SBES ATEX ia Transmitters for use within Zone 0 areas.
World leading manufacture of wood-based panel products have purchased 10 x SBES Tracer lone worker alarm systems for the factory based in Devon. Their products include OSB, Particleboard and MDF. They are used extensively throughout construction, furniture and DIY industries, and come with the environmental reassurance of FSC® certification.
For more information on the SBES Tracer effective personal lone worker tracking alarm system click here
With Laboratory Technicians working around the clock, SBES has developed a new lone worker alarm
that can be simply placed within the top breast pocket of the Laboratory Technicians PPE / Lab Coat
without hindering their activities.
Read Our Press Release here.
Update on the actions SBES are taking in response to the emerging concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19).
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World leading engineered steel company that provides solutions to some of the world's most innovative and sustainable construction projects have had the SBES LifeSaver lone worker alarm system installed within their new factory located in Risca, Newport, Wales. SBES has been providing lone worker alarm solutions for this company since 2007. This newly installed system comprises of multiple SBES LifeSaver Mini LED Panels, Beacon Sounders, GSM Telecom Modules and the World renowned SBES LifeSaver lone worker alarm units.
Nottingham University have purchased additional SBES LifeSaver Systems for use within their Laboratory’s. The lone worker protection system is completely scalable, from a single user to over 1000 users and is suitable for both partial or whole site coverage - perfect for Nottingham University.
SBES MD, Peter Swan, will be visiting an established cosmetic company client in Jakarta at the beginning of March. The client has been using SBES Lone Worker Alarm systems for many years and is now installing a new, upgraded, ATEX system for 2020 and beyond. Why do they use SBES systems? 'Because we're worth it'.
A UK Creamery Company located in Settle has purchased 10x SBES Tracer Lone Worker Alarm Systems. The SBES Tracer system is a satellite tracked lone worker alarm for personal use. It is perfectly suited for personnel working out in the field in potentially hazardous and remote environments.
For more information on the SBES Tracer effective personal lone worker tracking alarm system click here.
UK/American Aerospace Company have chosen the SBES LifeSaver lone worker alarm system for use throughout their site located in Rochester, Kent. The system comprises of a mixture of ATEX/Ex systems and standard (Non ATEX) systems.
Sri Lankan High Security Print Company have chosen the SBES ATEX/Ex LifeSaver System lone worker alarm system to protect their lone workers located at their manufacturing site located in Malwana Sri Lanka.
Following the launch of SBES LifeSaver SC, a $30 million state of the art Research and Development Centre located in Hull (UK) have had the lone worker alarm system installed throughout the facility to protect their lone workers. For more information on the SBES LifeSaver SC System download the datasheet from Lone Worker Alarms - Site Based.
The SBES LifeSaver SC (Structured Cabling) is the state of the art independent ‘Patch & Play’ lone worker alarm system that connects via an existing in-house structured cabling system. For more information download the datasheet from Lone Worker Alarms - Site Based.
A four user/zone lone worker system that will provide an alarm and contact people automatically in the event of an emergency. For more information download the datasheet from Lone Worker Alarms - Site Based.
Isla Petroleum & Gas Corporation (IP&G) have purchased 25x SBES LifeSaver ATEX/Ex Transmitters for their tanker fleet based in the Philippines.
A Swiss manufacturer of flavours, fragrances, and active cosmetic ingredients chooses the SBES LifeSaver ATEX/Ex certified lone worker alarm system to protect their staff within their manufacturing site located in SINGAPORE. According to Wikipedia this Swiss manufacture is the world’s largest company within the flavour and fragrance industries.
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company have chosen the SBES LifeSaver lone worker alarm system to protect their staff at their premises located in Stevenage (UK). This aviation giant has also chosen the SBES LifeSaver ATEX/Ex lone worker alarm systems for use within their spray booths at their manufacturing site located in Chester (UK).
This well-known international company based in Mumbai that offers fabric care, hair care, baby care products, shampoos, soaps, and other personal products has chosen the SBES LifeSaver lone worker alarm system to protect their staff at their largest production factory in ASIA (Hyderabad).
SBES is looking for an energetic, self-motivated alarm installer to join our installation team For more details see Vacancies
SBES is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office ensuring that we follow correct procedures and security regarding data/information we hold. For more details see Certfication
The British Safety Council (BSC) has created an interactive workshop to help managers at all levels understand the risks and legal requirements when managing lone workers. This workshop provides tools, skills and strategies to enable them to assess specific lone working risks, proactively engage with their lone workers, promote safe behaviours and ensure appropriate and effective risk management. This core knowledge workshop can be delivered in your workplace. SBES with their site-base, personal use and buddy system lone worker alarms are members of the British Safety Council. For more information on the BSC workshops visit: https://www.britsafe.org/products/managing-lone-working-risks/
SBES have upgraded their Quality Management System certification from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015 certification, valid until December 2020. For more details see Certfication
Lone workers can enjoy ATEX-compliant protection. In the UK there are currently hundreds of lone workers working in explosive environments. As well as being surrounded by potential hazards such as gas/fume leaks, explosions, electrical hazards, and trip and slip hazards, these personnel are often working at unsocial hours. Protection for lone workers working within such environments is of paramount importance, but is often overlooked. For the full story - see pdf below.
Data centres, server rooms and communication rooms seem a safe working environment – not so, according to lone worker alarm specialists SBES. For the full story - see pdf below.