Facebook launches Safety Check for Workplace

Putting employee safety first
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Facebook has announced Safety Check for Workplace, an enterprise version of the Safety Check feature on the original Facebook app. The tool is to help companies on Workplace to monitor the safety of employees during emergencies.

It’s a new way for company leadership to send notifications to employees in a crisis.

In Workplace, security or human resource teams are designated as Safety Operators. They can create and send a Safety Check notification to their work community in a three-step process.

In an emergency, potentially affected employees are located, then notified via a Workplace Chat, News Feed alerts, push notifications and email. This process continues until all employees have been contacted and accounted for.

Safety Check WorkplaceSafety Check provides a real-time dashboard of employee statuses showing the history of contact attempts.

The idea to create Safety Check for Workplace spawned at a company hackathon in London. It’s the first enterprise engineering product to ship externally.

Safety Check for Workplace is currently used by Facebook internally and also by a small group of beta customers including Delta Airlines. Facebook said that there are 30,000 companies using Workplace today, with new customers Vodafone, GSK, Telefonica, and Chevron onboard.

Workplace provides a platform for organisations (of all shapes and sizes) to communicate and collaborate. Combining next-generation technology and easy-to-use features, Workplace is powerful yet will feel wonderfully familiar for Facebook users with features like News Feed, Live Video, Groups, likes, comments and reactions, and more.

For more information on Workplace, visit Workplace by Facebook. Head over here for Safety Check details.

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