While there have been plenty of cases historically of dangerous fires causing problems in the workplace, it’s a consideration that needs to be respected. Like insurance, fire prevention is something that you have to consider, hoping that whatever you put in place you don’t have to use for the real event.
I came across the article: “Company which manages hotel pleads guilty to breaching fire safety.” (Tom Burnett, 2017, http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk) Like the title suggests it highlights where an organisation fell short when addressing the necessary things required to ensure the safety of all stakeholders on premises. In fact it states:
“Hospitality First Two Ltd admitted failing to provide general fire safety precautions in the hotel such as maintaining adequate escape routes. It also failed to make a sufficient fire risk assessment of premises, to provide adequate fire detection equipment in all the rooms, to provide adequate fire doors in the building and to ensure they were in a good state of repair.”
Fire has the potential to be extremely destructive when you are best prepared for its unwelcome arrival, so failing to put the necessary precautions in place could have catastrophic effects on any organisation. This article highlights yet another reason, other than the obvious moral one in prioritising the safety of people, to ensure that this has been considered.
So how does this apply to us here at Thinking Software?
For those of you unfamiliar with us, here at Thinking Software we develop and support Workforce Management, Time & Attendance Software. MUSTERD is a product that has stemmed from dated ways that this can be addressed in Time & Attendance and Access Control by producing unreliable roll call reports.
So like with all technology, here at Thinking Software we are proud to always been innovating with our creations. MUSTERD is simply the answer to making basic roll call dated method it should be and using more robust and reliable technology to provide you Fire/Disaster Marshals with a more accurate understanding of where people are when disaster strikes.
Need is very much the mother of invention. We have been working in partnership with Access Control Manufacturers for a long period of time and are very proud to do so. However in the event of a fire, naturally it becomes vulnerable and in that environment can be forced into being disabled. The Access Control system produces a very basic roll call report, all of which is unavailable when disabled.
MUSTERD is an evacuation system that communicates with the Cloud and provides in-time information on the members of staff present on-site. In the event of a fire everyone who is on-site within the Access Control System is made unsafe and staff will make their way to the roll call points where they will meet the fire marshal armed with a MUSTERD device.
With reference to the article specifically, MUSTERD is simply another way of demonstration how technology is helping to solve problems. The safety of your employees is always going to rank high on the priority list of any business. MUSTERD ensures that staff are accounted for effectively in a disaster situation.
So no more ticking people of on paper roll calls – if you can even manage to produce them in the event of a fire or other disaster. Using the effective mobile units the more robust devices are far less vulnerable to the danger and the fact they are communicating with the cloud means they are working in time and extremely rarely not operational.
So why wait any longer to bring this into the 21st century like you would with roles that can heavily assisted by software. MUSTERD enables your staff responsible for making people safe to communicate effectively when tensions are running high in a disaster. The technology also ensure it’s operational in the toughest of conditions ensuring you can always make people safe.
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