Greater protection for employees at Battesea Dogs Home

Providing an employee protection solution for those placing animals at the centre of everything they do

Specialist developer of integrated critical communications, Multitone, installs lone worker solution.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, now known as Battersea, takes dogs and cats in, gives them the expert care they need and finds them new homes that are just right for them. They help pet owners make informed choices, provide training advice, and campaign for changes in the law. They also help other rescue centres and charities at home and abroad.

The non-Government funded organisation has cared for more than 3.1 million dogs and cats since it was founded in 1860.

In 2008, Battersea commissioned Hampshire-based specialist developer of integrated critical communications, Multitone, to upgrade its lone worker solution. Multitone are critical communication experts and are well known for providing employee protection solutions for large site deployments such as Battersea.

Battersea required the provision of a lone worker protection solution for their animal handlers across their three sites: Battersea in London, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch in Kent.
The charity was looking for an efficient employee warning system which, when deployed, would have little to no impact on their existing building infrastructure and, during deployment, minimal disruption to their day-to-day operational work processes.

The Battersea sites include breakout areas, paddocks, veterinary facilities, offices and several buildings onsite which house the animals and their exercise areas. The project involved deploying an extensive volume of wireless repeaters, which act as the backbone communication conduit responsible for relaying any alert or “call for assistance” generated by employee held call fobs across a vast area and delivering these alerts to responder pagers in a fraction of a second.

As a result of this project, Battersea is rewarded with a seamless, reliable and robust, lone worker solution which will provide employee protection and peace of mind for animal welfare handlers.

Charles Morgan, Multitone’s Account Manager said:

“I am pleased and excited Multitone are providing such a critical solution deployment and service that supports the employees of a major animal welfare charity.

As the charity continues to expand their Multitone lone worker portfolio of products I, along with the team at Multitone, look forward to a continued working partnership supporting the charity.”

The solution continues to evolve such as the Battersea site in London recently opening a large, newly refurbished, building and the system being expanded to provide coverage.

For further details of Multitone’s lone worker solution click here.