Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), has announced that UK charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has gone live with SPOT Gen3satellite communications devices to safeguard its team of consultants as they work on projects around the world.
With a growing number of organizations relying on RoSPA’s expertise to prevent accidents and save lives, RoSPA’s team of consultants travel around the world working on improving occupational health and safety, water safety, road safety and other public safety issues. Because these projects take consultants to a diverse range of countries and, even in the UK, can include working in remote or secluded locations, RoSPA has equipped each member of the team with a SPOT Gen3 device to track their location and provide help in an emergency using its one-touch SOS button.
For several years, the SPOT Gen3 has been increasingly adopted by enterprises and non-commercial organisations to safeguard personnel working in remote or dangerous locations where other communications options are unreliable or non-existent.
By using satellite communications, SPOT enables users to stay connected with emergency services, colleagues, friends and family even when beyond the reach of mobile networks. SPOT Gen3 features SMS and GPS tracking and an SOS button that instantly sends the user’s GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC) over Globalstar’s satellite network. The IERCC then works with local first responders to rapidly dispatch help to the user’s precise location.
Nathan Davies, Head of Consultancy at RoSPA, said that as organizations are being advised as to how to keep their personnel and the general public safe, RoSPA keeps a close watch on technology innovations that reduce the risks for the organization's staff who carry out their roles in remote or other high-risk environments. SPOT Gen3‘s universal reach and ease of use made this the right solution to boost the safety of the RoSPA teams, wherever they might be located.
Gary King, Regional Sales Manager, Globalstar, added that RoSPA does not just talk the talk, it takes its own staff welfare seriously. Whether consultants are in remote parts of the UK with no phone signal, or at a petroleum plant thousands of miles away, SPOT provides users as well as colleagues, friends and family, with peace of mind and confidence that they can get help in an emergency.