OneNimbus Pty Ltd, Australian technology developer and Cloud computing specialist, today announced the launch of its new smart phone and tablet application, Ubi Safe Worker.
Why Businesses Need Ubi Safe Worker
Ubi Safe Worker was created to help businesses implement a practical solution in support of the new model OH&S laws, which commenced on January 1, 2012, as defined in the Work Health & Safety Act 2011. Under the new laws, potential fines have tripled and Directors and Officers can now be held individually responsible for OH&S violations, in addition to business entities. According to Jason McClintock, CEO of OneNimbus, 'The changes to OH&S laws now require every organisation across Australia to be much more active in providing an easy to use communications platform for their staff to assist OH&S requirements. Ubi Safe Worker helps make this easy to achieve.'
What Ubi Safe Worker Delivers
Ubi Safe Worker will help protect employees working alone or away from the office by providing discreet regular contact as well as an alert capability. According to McClintock, 'Ubi Safe Worker provides an important OH&S capability for today's mobile workers. Individuals working in the healthcare, government, real estate, social services, and maintenance industries, to name just a few, can take advantage of the benefits of Ubi Safe Worker.'
Employees can provide their current status at the touch of a button and should an emergency arise, simply press the alert button to automatically send a distress notification to their managers and the business to action. McClintock says 'Ubi Safe Worker helps to ensure that employees can remain in contact at the touch of a button when it may not be practical to do so. Through an opt-in policy, Ubi Safe Worker can also track individual devices and provide ongoing reporting of the physical location of each device back to the business when an employee is in a distress situation. This makes it easier to accurately respond and identify where emergency resources need to be provided should the need arise.'
Now every employee with a smart phone or tablet can increase their safety using Ubi Safe Worker. Available today, this simple application is designed to assist in reducing exposure to working alone risks by maintaining discreet regular contact at the touch of a button. Ubi Safe Worker can also send alerts and features an opt-in location monitoring capability.
Ubi Safe Worker is now available on all major smart phone and tablet platforms including Android, Apple, and Windows Phone 7. The Ubi Safe Worker clients can be downloaded via https://messageLinx.OneNimbus.com.
The Ubi Safe Worker service is delivered via a monthly subscription and charged per user. Subscribers receive free Ubi Safe Worker clients for smart phones and tablets as well as access to the Ubi Safe Worker portal, which can be customised for your organisation. Portal features include full reporting for all meetings and alert notifications; real time monitoring of meetings and alerts; escalation management; configurable escalation policies; full communications audit; and continuous communication, even if the smartphone or data connection terminates.
The Ubi Safe Worker Portal is available in both Hosted and On-Premise versions and volume pricing is available for larger organisations. McClintock said, 'The Ubi Safe Worker application provides employees with an easy to use, fully integrated, smart phone capability that helps ensure workers are protected when working alone or away from the office. Businesses can now deliver OH&S oversight more easily and in real time, while helping to ensure individual workers can perform their day to day activities uninterrupted.'