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Lone Working Devices

Requested on
Wed 7th March, 2012
Reference
FOI 1778
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am writing to request the following information from you under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the provision of personal safety devices for both employees and those under the direct responsibility of your Local Authority.
My questions are split into two parts and are as follows:

Please confirm whether any employees in your council have lone worker protection devices.
If yes to question one, please provide the number of devices purchased.
Please provide the name of the company that you purchased the devices from.
Please provide the date the devices were purchased, the contract length and value.
Please provide the job titles of the persons who are / or would be responsible for lone worker protection in your Council.
Please list the name, address and contact details (phone, email) of this person.
Part two – Council Telecare Services

Please confirm whether your council has purchased any panic buttons / alarms for those under your council’s care (i.e. Telecare or telehealth).
If yes to question one, please provide the number of devices purchased.
Please provide the name of the company that you purchased the devices from.
Please provide the date the devices were purchased, the contract length and value.
Please provide the job titles of the persons who are / or would be responsible for telecare services in your Council.
Please list the name, address and contact details (phone, email) of this person.

Answer

Please confirm whether any employees in your council have lone worker protection devices.
The street warden and market staff are issued with radio’s which link through to the Council offices and the CCTV control room.  Each radio is trackable and equipped with panic alarms.


If yes to question one, please provide the number of devices purchased.
16 radios

Please provide the name of the company that you purchased the devices from.
Leversedge


Please provide the date the devices were purchased, the contract length and value.
The date of purchase was 23.03.11 and the contract length is 12 months – the handsets were purchased for £3,199 (16 units) and the ongoing running costs are £3,350 pa


Please provide the job titles of the persons who are / or would be responsible for lone worker protection in your Council.
Health and Safety Officer


Please list the name, address and contact details (phone, email) of this person.
David Hicks, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields Road, Loughborough. LE11 2TN.
Tel – 01509 634637
email – david.hicks@charnwood.gov.uk
Part two – Council Telecare Services

Please confirm whether your council has purchased any panic buttons / alarms for those under your council’s care (i.e. Telecare or telehealth).
Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing manage the lifeline system that is available to anyone within the borough who is over 60, is disabled or venerable.

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