Duty of Care: Ensuring Safety and Well-being with BAR SOS

In the contemporary, fast-paced and dynamic business environment, your employees’ safety and well-being are paramount. This responsibility, known as duty of care, is a fundamental part of health and safety management for commercial clients. At BAR SOS, we understand the critical role duty of care plays in your organization, and we’re here to assist you in fulfilling this obligation.

Why Duty of Care?

Duty of care involves taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees, particularly those traveling or working in high-risk environments. It’s not just a legal requirement in many jurisdictions, but it also significantly contributes to employee satisfaction and retention. A robust duty of care policy shows your commitment to your team’s welfare, fostering a positive work environment where employees feel valued and protected.

At BAR SOS, we offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to support your duty of care responsibilities. With over 30 years of life-saving experience, we are a globally recognized emergency management and ground search and rescue service provider. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of commercial clients like you.

1.0 Safety and Risk Mitigation Planning:

1.1. Contingency Planning

We believe that preparedness is key to effective emergency management. Our experts will construct a unique and comprehensive Emergency Action Plan for your organisation, ensuring an efficient response to potential events and updated according to specific projects, as necessary. Regularly validated against changing conditions and incorporated into training events, these plans enhance your organization’s preparedness and minimize the impact of health and security incidents.

1.2 Training Programs

Our critical skills training programs aim to reduce the frequency and impact of health and security incidents affecting your business. These programs serve as unique opportunities for employee development and staff retention efforts. By investing in training, you can ensure that your team is well-prepared to handle potential risks and emergencies. See examples of our comprehensive skills training in X annexe.

1.3 Insurance Solutions

In partnership with IMG, we offer holistic insurance solutions tailored to your organisation’s travel needs. With the best travel policies available on the market, we provide comprehensive coverage, ensuring peace of mind for your team while they are on the move.

2.0 BAR-SOS 24/7 Safety and Security Intelligence Technology

2.1 24/7 Control Center

Our central command and control facility operates around the clock, ensuring mission continuity throughout the year. With an impressive track record of overseeing over 1,500 emergency events annually, our control center is well-equipped to coordinate with customers, field experts, and support teams on the ground. In any emergency, you can count on us to deploy resources promptly to assist your team.

2.2 BAR-SOS Safety Application

Our smartphone interface, the BAR SOS Safety application, links to our 24/7 emergency response coordination center. The app can provide your team with:

● Situational awareness – see and map where your people are at all times using in-built GPS location.
● Safety and security updates in real-time, based on live location.
● Two-way communication: control center to user. User to control center.
● Silent SOS button activating an emergency response

2.3 Satellite Devices

Risk Assessment

Our 24/7 assistance in identifying hazards and preventing or mitigating potential harm satisfies legal ‘duty of care’ requirements for corporations operating in high-risk environments. We collaborate with you to identify hazards to personnel and business, determine the likelihood of contingencies occurring, and work towards controlling the risks to your organization.

Situational Awareness

Our cutting-edge technology gathers real-time intelligence and maintains communication with team members, providing increased awareness. Our Awareness Reports offer the latest information regarding personnel location, assigned duties, potential hazards, and perceived risks. This situational awareness allows you to make informed decisions and provide efficient instructions to protect people and property.

3.0 BAR-SOS 24/7 Medical and Crisis Response Team

3.1 Crisis management

3.2 Medical Assistance

Our global network and medical experts offer medical advice and referrals in challenging conditions and remote locations. BAR-SOS can offer:

● 24/7 emergency operations desk where team members can connect with an emergency medicine specialist (MD) at any time;
● Coordination to an appropriate care facility locally, or;
● Care coordinated remotely by our team.

3.3 Mental Health Support

We understand the increased chance of mental health crisis events due to factors like drugs, alcohol, social anxiety, pressure, and stress. We offer:

● A specialized Psychiatric Repatriation Department with a wealth of experience assisting individuals suffering from psychosis as a result of drug abuse. By providing nuanced support and utilizing our unique methodology developed over 30 years of crisis management, we ensure that your employees receive the necessary mental health assistance when needed.

At BAR SOS, we are committed to helping you fulfill your duty of care obligations. Our comprehensive range of services ensures the well-being and safety of your employees, whether they are traveling, working in high-risk environments, or facing emergency situations. By partnering with us, you can enhance your health and safety management, meet duty of care requirements, and provide a secure environment for your team. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist your organization in fulfilling its duty of care responsibilities.

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