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How prepared are you for an evacuation in your organisation?

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There have been a number of High Profile cases in recent times that have meant that the potential dangers of Fire can’t be underestimated and need careful consideration. Sadly this is another subject in current affairs where the logical mind is at war with the emotional one as organisations have to look at the most viable methods of protecting their staff.

I came across the article: “Epsom fire: Business park in FLAMES as crews battle ‘LARGE’ blaze.” The article further highlights that even today with all our modern technological advances, we are still vulnerable to fire and need to take the necessary cautions to ensure people and our assets are as safe as possible.

The article states that: “A shocking video has emerged on Facebook of the fire, which shows mechanical equipment on fire at the entrance of one of the business park units.” If anything it suggests that advances in our technology can make us more vulnerable as perhaps more manual processes would be less likely to prompt a fire.

If we are constantly innovating when it comes to technology to improve our business processes, logically and morally it makes sense to incorporate fire safety as a big part of this. The most expensive assets to any business are its people and the tools to do the job and losing these would be extremely damaging, protecting them should certainly be a priority.

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.

Whatever your situation there is a MUSTERD solution for you. Sweep & Clear enables you to ensure the safety of areas within the organisation. Signs are located around the premesis and in the event of an Evacuation Safety Marshall’s will scan the signs to communicate what is happening in a particular location, which is perfect for organisations with lots of visitors like Hospitals, Sports Arenas or Music Venues.

MUSTERD can link to Access Control Security Systems constantly working in the background highlighting the movements of all employees. It reads directly from the Access Control SQL database meaning you get to utlise the existing product you have, which then becomes imperative in the event that the alarm is raised.

With reference to the article specifically, MUSTERD in the event of the disaster would act as the perfect ally to ensure everyone individual was either made safe, or all zones are cleared and this is communicated via the devices among the management team and emergency services.

In a high pressure situation when the alarm is going off and you are aware you’re in significant danger, you need a reliable and robust tool to help you understand and manage this situation. MUSTERD is exactly that giving you the perfect tool to communicate exactly what’s going on between the management team in the event of an evacuation.

MUSTERD’s strength is in its ability to cope with the toughest environments. It uses WiFi while it can and then a data sim meaning that in the harshest environments MUSTERD remains operational. Staff or Zones are continued to be made safe and when you want to end the evacuation you have the necessary information waiting to communicate with the emergency services.

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