When personal alarm signal systems are legally required
For certain lone workers doing dangerous jobs, e.g. logistics tasks in deep-freeze warehouses, or for nursing staff in psychiatric clinics, they are mandatory: so-called "personal alarm signal systems". They are devices approved pursuant to the German DIN VDE V 0825-1 for triggering and transmitting deliberate and automatic alarm signals in emergencies. Only these devices may be used to protect lone workers when carrying out dangerous work in accordance with regulation 112-139 of the German Employer's Liability Insurance Association (DGUV), still better known under the term BGR-139.
The DAKS Personal Alarm Signal System (type designation: DAKS-PNA P8M3), and all its specific components, is available as a DGUV-certified personal alarm signal system for the protection of lone workers. Find out more about the components and performance features on our DAKS PNA product page.
When you are looking for more flexibility
Even in areas where personal alarm signal systems are not required by the law, the protection of sole workers is necessary and conscientious employers wish to protect their employees effectively and reliably. As an alternative to DAKS-PNA, the DAKS application module 'Personal Security' for DAKSpro is available for this purpose. This allows you to combine other telephone systems and any other terminal devices - the performance scope of the solution therefore depends on the components chosen. As always, you can rely on the dependable, structured and targeted alerting with DAKS.
Personal Security with DAKS – Quick Explanation
Watch our short video to learn how easy and effective personal security can be with DAKS.
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"Deliberate / automatic" – what does that actually mean?
A "deliberate" alarm is triggered, for example, by intentionally pressing the emergency button of a terminal device. This enables employees to request help if they perceive a potentially dangerous situation..
However, if the wearer of such a device is no longer able to trigger an alarm, for example because he is injured, unconscious or trying to escape, the device sensors themselves can start alarms. In this case we use the term "automatic alarm". Appropriate terminal devices, so-called personal alarm signal devices, detect various states:
- Lying position beyond a certain period of time
- Fast movements that indicate escape or combat
- Loss or snatch by a tear-off contact
- and much more
Application module 'Personal Security' or DAKS Personal Alarm Signal System – which solution is right for you?
You would like to secure your lone workers in hazardous work situations? Whether you need to use a certified personal alarm signal system or the application module 'Personal Security' for DAKSpro is the right solution to meet your requirements also depends on the risk level. The German DGUV offers a detailed guide that helps you to correctly assess the risk levels of your work areas (only available in German).
DGUV-Guideline for the use of personal alarm signal systmes