‘Safety Everywhere’ is Now Possible – and Healthcare Workers Need it

Increases in workplace violence and aggression are being reported in sectors ranging from healthcare and social care to education and corporate campus settings. At most risk are staff in public facing roles, those working in the community, and those in isolated settings. But all workers are vulnerable and, with an increase in remote working, risks have spread beyond traditional boundaries.

University of York Extends use of SafeZone to Ensure Wellbeing and Meet Duty of Care

The University of York was one of the first in the UK to recognise the value of CriticalArc’s SafeZone technology for improving safety for students and staff. A decade on, the university’s Campus Safety Team is going even further, extending its use of SafeZone to transform the way it ensures wellbeing and meets duty of care.

University of Houston-Clear Lake Ensures 24/7 Access to Wellbeing Support

The University of Houston-Clearlake is known for its focus on high-quality education and research, and for providing a safe, welcoming environment for students, staff, and campus visitors. After a demonstration of SafeZone, UHCL’s executive leadership team immediately saw its value not just for enhancing safety, but for providing additional support for students’ mental and emotional well-being.

Managing Safety and Security Across Combined Healthcare and Higher Education Campuses

Leading healthcare and higher education organizations around the world are looking to collaborate, to ensure the wellbeing of the people for whom they have a shared duty of care. In some settings, the line of responsibility overlaps or is blurred. In some cases, there is close physical proximity, with health and education institutions sharing buildings, or operating facilities on the same campuses; in other cases, there is a regular flow of people between their premises, even though they are geographically distant.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes: Predictable Risks and Unexpected Consequences

Most major impact events have ripple effects and consequences. Sometimes these ‘aftershocks’ are predictable sometimes not. Organizations should plan for both. We’ve focused on hurricane and tornado risks in our two recent insight pieces, and these are both good examples of dynamic risk situations, with the potential for catastrophic ripple effects.

As the Summer Heats up, Prepare for the Storms to Come

Millions of Americans are under heat advisories, and temperature records are being broken globally from Canada, to Europe, to Japan. China has just recorded its highest ever temperature (52.2C/126/F). The World Meteorological Organization reminds us that extreme weather is “becoming the new normal”.

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Case Study

For the first time, CriticalArc SafeZone technology is allowing Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust to provide meaningful protection for its staff undertaking vital work in the community – specialist medical and mental healthcare workers who are assessed to be at higher risk.