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Fall Detection

Do you worry about your staff falling and inuring themselves? How would you know if your employees were in serious falls? Are you concerned about falling yourself and no one around to help if you do? Our Lone Worker Alarm has Auto Serious Fall Detection


Falls from height, and falls on the same level have been identified in various statistics globally as a significant cause of harm

Falls are a major cause for concern in the construction & manufacturing sectors. An Australian report notes that ‘falls from height are a fundamental risk factor in the construction industry’, and that ‘falls from height are a major cause of death and are one of the main causes of injury in the construction industry, after soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries’ (Australian Safety and Compensation Council, 2008). The Australian findings reflect global finds siting similar – Falls are a significant risk to industry. Some stats for the OSHA USA show:

There are two types of falls – elevated falls and same-level falls;

  • 65% of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking surfaces;
  • The services, wholesale, and retail trade industries together accounted for over 60% of injuries that resulted from same level falls;
  • The manufacturing sector alone accounted for 16% of injuries that resulted from same-level falls;
  • While same-level falls are more common, elevated falls are often the most serious and cause more severe injuries to a les number of people;
  • Over 60% of all elevated falls are from a height of less than 10 feet;
  • Over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury every year;
  • An estimated 20 – 30% of people who experience a slip and fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, or head injuries;
  • The most common fractures that occur from slip and fall accidents are fractures are of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand;
  • Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and these account for 46% of fatal falls among older Americans;
  • Slips, trips and fall accidents can also cause other complications including: Death, Incapacitation, Broken bones and fractures, Long-term medical complications, Head trauma and Spinal cord injuries;
  • 1 in 6 of all lost-time work injuries result from slips, trips and falls;
  • Slips, trips and fall injuries make up almost 20 percent of all job related injuries;
  • It is estimated that these injuries result in an average of 11 days away from work;
  • Approximately 19,565 people die in the U.S. annually due to injuries caused by unintentional falls;
  • According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths;
  • Slips, trips and fall injuries account for between 12 and 15 percent of all Workers’ Compensation expenses;
  • Slips, trip and fall injuries cost employers approximately $40,000 per incident

If you are worried about falls yourself, or worried for someone who may be prone, an alarm with serious fall detection may be of assistance.

The fall detection within this alarm senses serious falls where someone may become incapacitated. Should it detect a serious impact and an altitude drop of more than 1m, the alarm has auto fall detection and will enter into it emergency mode. It will wait for 10 seconds sensing if there is any movement, and if none is detected, it will automatically send an SOS message to the devices contacts.

Sensitivity can be adjusted and fall detection can be turned off when required.