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Lone worker protection regulation

The point on lone worker regulations for safety. In France, lone worker protection is governed by the labor code. Internationally, many regulations also make the use of equipment such as PASS personal alert safety systems.

Personal alert system PAS devices

Lone worker regulations for each country

Requirements for lone worker safety and the use of PASS devices are controlled by standards and regulations.

National Fire Protection Association: NFPA 1982

This standard specifies that the device will go into pre-alarm mode after 20 seconds of inactivity and full alarm mode at 30 seconds of inactivity. The alarm can also be activated manually. The pre-alarm is required to reach a maximum level between 100 dba and 110 dba in six seconds. The primary alarm must have a minimum level of 95 dba at one meter and be able to maintain the level for at least one hour. 

British Standards Institution:  BS 10999-2010

This standard specifies a lack of movement for 30 seconds will cause a 10 second pre-alarm audible signal. If no movement occurs during this period then the unit will lock into full alarm. The unit can be manually set to full alarm by pressing a push-button.

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