NSW Health is seeking duress alarms and monitoring services for SWSLHD Primary & Community Health.
NSW Health Seeks Duress Alarms – NSW Health seeks duress alarms and monitoring services for SWSLHD Primary & Community Health applications.
SWSLHD has released RFQ submissions for 180 NeverAlone mobile duress alarms and an associated 1-year back-to-base monitoring service for SWSLHD Primary & Community Health workers.
SWSLHD Primary & Commumity Health staff work in a range of locations outside of SWSLHD facilities including homes and other public locations. Staff working in the community can work alone, in isolation or away from access to rapid support from other staff or emergency services, making them more vulnerable to violent incidents or aggression.
The NSW Health Protecting People and Property (PPP) Policy requires staff who regularly work in the community to be provided with appropriate communication and tracking devices, including mobile duress alarms. The Health Services Union (HSU) has endorsed the NeverAlone mobile duress alarm as a preferred product for staff following successful trials and positive feedback.
This tender closes on February 20 – you can find out more here and there’s more news from SEN here.
NSW Health Seeks Duress Alarms Specifications
- Activation that can be initiated by the wearer
- A warning when the no movement feature is about to trigger
- Long battery life and battery status display, warning when the charge is low
- Affixable to clothing
- Provision of accurate location to within 10 metres so that a person can be located quickly
- Capable of transmiting a duress signal within 5 seconds of activation.
- Interface with commnication and security systems through a monitoring service
- Provide 2-way voice communication
- Provide communication integrity and a system which is not prone to false alarms
- Be current technology and part of a system that can easily be added to or changed, if required
- Be user friendly/simple to use.
“NSW Health seeks duress alarms and monitoring services.”