Herndon, Va.– Sept. 23, 2014 – Fostering a safer working environment, Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that the majority of Kimray Inc.’s more than 900 employees are using its emergency preparedness mobile app. A world-class manufacturer of control equipment, Kimray is utilizing five customized, secure versions of In Case of Crisis to communicate safety and business continuity procedures to specific employee groups across its headquarters in Oklahoma City and 10 distributor locations in the U.S.
With In Case of Crisis, Kimray can securely share institutional-specific emergency procedures, safety guidelines and business continuity plans with employees including step-by-step actions to take in cases of fire, inclement weather, work-related accidents and schedule changes, among other possible situations. Visual icons, know-how guides and detailed instructions help users communicate and navigate any crisis situation. Kimray also sends push notifications straight to employees’ mobile devices via In Case of Crisis in the event of severe weather, work delays or building closures. For workers without smartphones, Kimray employees can print PDFs found within the app to ensure consistent safety procedures.
“With employees located at several buildings within our headquarters and also at our various U.S. distributor locations, In Case of Crisis allows us to specialize our safety communications based on an employee’s specific roles and responsibilities with state-of-the art security access controls,” said Jeremy Biggs, loss prevention manager, Kimray, Inc. “We’ve already successfully used the In Case of Crisis app in specific weather and other emergency-related events and the app ensures that all employees are accessing the most up-to-date company emergency procedures. Also, in the event of a power outage, the app is available to our employees without WiFi access.”
Additionally, as a large number of Kimray employees drive company-owned vehicles, the In Case of Crisis app can advise employees on specific auto accident reporting information, e.g., who to contact, how to document at the scene, insurance information. Later this year, employees will be able to submit incident reports directly to the appropriate Kimray personnel via In Case of Crisis.
For events, Kimray is using a customized In Case of Crisis edition to securely manage and send appropriate contact and details before and during a corporate event. Following an event, Kimray is able to wipe the edition and reuse for future events.
“In Case of Crisis is pleased to help Kimray empower their employees across the U.S. with safety procedures at critical times,” said Christopher Britton, General Manager, IBA’s In Case of Crisis. “With the proliferation of devices across workplaces, it is imperative to communicate emergency preparedness information via mobile channels for greater consistency and accessibility.”
Utilized by leading corporate organizations, the award-winning In Case of Crisis mobile solution allows convenient and secure access to emergency information with features such as easy-to-read instructional and building diagrams, one-tap key contact calling, push notifications for updates/alerts, maps and incident reporting. The app includes access to a library of 85 possible emergency event scenarios with templates and images.
About In Case of Crisis
In Case of Crisis is an award-winning mobile solution that helps institutions and their safety professional’s better care for the well-being of their people by allowing them to easily share institutional-specific emergency procedures and safety guidelines. The fully secure and customizable mobile solution makes important safety information accessible and actionable and is available on the Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire platforms. Now, users have the information they need at their fingertips and can act on it in one holistic solution. In Case of Crisis is an Irving Burton Associates (IBA) service headquartered in Herndon, Va. For more information visit www.incaseofcrisis.com
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