With Emergency Alerts, team members simply press a button to send an audio recording and their location with high priority to a designated emergency channel. This immediately shares the nature and location of an emergency to those that need to know. To learn more about emergency channels, keep reading this post, or click on the button below to watch a quick explainer video:
Emergency Alerts keep your workforce safe, informed, and connected with a push-to-talk app. This is especially powerful for organizations with lone workers, remote workers, and field workers. Through mass communication, geolocation sharing, and emergency channels, employees quickly respond to and resolve critical events.
Team members in distress press the emergency button in the push-to-talk app, which is accessible from any talk screen. When the emergency button is pressed, Zello automatically:
Once the initiator of the emergency is no longer in distress, they can dismiss the emergency alert. Everything that occurs on the push-to-talk app during an emergency is recorded in the emergency channel, providing a valuable record of the events that transpired.
Push-to-talk capabilities are critical to workers who don’t sit at desks - those who work out in the field, spend time driving, or work on the manufacturing floor. These workers are sometimes in dangerous conditions and sometimes work alone. The responsibility falls on employers to keep their workers safe and provide them with a means to communicate in emergency situations. For example, California passed a law in 2018 that requires hotels to provide their workers with a panic button (Section 6403.7 of the Labor Code). Here are the top 5 reasons to use Emergency Alerts:
Emergency Alerts are useful in any event when team members are at risk, including:
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Once you’re a Zello user, enable Emergency Alerts by logging in to your management console as an administrator and following these steps:
Emergency Alerts are an add-on feature that cost an additional $1.70 per month, per user. For more details, visit this support article.