At GRAHAM we are always looking for ways to improve the health and wellbeing tools and resources that our workforce have access to. One of the types of resources we have been looking at recently at our Ellesmere St project for client Glenbrook in Manchester has been ways to rapidly access medical information and emergency contact details for the site based workforce when we need to.
The project collects and stores medical information and emergency contact details at induction and we also use “in case of emergency” hard hat tags but in addition we have responded to a staff member suggestion to look at how people’s phones can be also be used as support for emergency information.
We identified that some mobile phones have an app that can be used to enter retrievable emergency medical information and contact information if the user sets it up on their phone. This data is then accessible in emergencies by anyone without having to enter the phone’s passcode to view it.
We were keen to encourage the workforce to ensure that their emergency information was as accessible as possible in case it was needed and therefore instructions were sourced as to how all the different phone operating systems can store and display this information accessibly in an emergency.
The information has been collated onto a poster for the workforce and displayed around the welfare facilities and highlighted at induction to encourage the workforce to help us help them if, or when, they need it.
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