Halo pairs with the Royal Navy to keep their personnel safe
Halo Solutions partnered with the Royal Navy Winter Sports Association (RNWSA) to help them with incident management at the Alpine Championships 2020 that were held in Tignes, France.
Using Halo eradicated the need for an often 45 minute average search time, allowing for a casualty to be extricated safely and evacuated by helicopter to the nearest hospital. When you're seriously injured, and bleeding heavily, you've not got 45 minutes to spare and every second counts.
The efficiency of the system is beneficial financially. Cutting search times down means helicopters or other emergency vehicles aren’t in use for as long. Productivity is also dramatically improved as fewer staff are needed policing areas where incidents may occur.
During the Royal Navy Winter Ski Championships there were several injuries reported with Halo however the most significant involved a Royal Marine, a competent skier, out with friends who suffered a serious injury with internal bleeding. The Halo System was used and thanks to its automated incident position via the mobile app, the location of the casualty was precise and immediate.
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“With the high-volume of attendees and risk to injury from the nature of the sport, the Halo system gave me peace of mind when dealing with the safety and management of the event. Entering incident information made it easier for us to follow-up with our MoD mandatory requirements and simple things like Daily News and event programme changes were also used by us within the Halo app. Having the ability to produce a report of the event will also come in handy for incident statistics and checking our current Risk Management plan to propose any future changes.”
Lieutenant Commander Richard Stephenson, RNWSA’s Alpine Championships Director
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The Royal Navy Winter Sports Association (RNWSA) recently partnered with Crest Planning to use Halo as its incident management platform at the Alpine Championships 2020. The award-winning event safety system was integral to the smooth running of the event which was attended by 800 people from across the Royal Navy as well as sponsors and partners who helped with event delivery.
The Alpine Championships 2020 held in Tignes, France between 11th and 25th January, are one of the highlights of the Royal Navy’s sporting calendar and are also one of many adventurous training opportunities for Royal Navy personnel. People from across the services are invited to test their skills on the snow, from complete beginners to the experts of the Royal Navy Ski Team.
Around 100 incidents and tasks were recorded on the Halo system which connected the ski instructors, event organisers, medical team, hill team and other partners on the same platform. This meant the response to medical incidents was significantly improved with accurate location reporting and swift sharing of incidents across the platform, for greatly safety. Reducing the need for numerous WhatsApp groups, phone calls and spreadsheets and created a central comms platform for the benefit of everyone, for the first time, for a wide range of issues.
“We’re honoured to be supporting our armed services and it was a huge privilege to be involved in the RNWSA Championships as the Royal Navy’s incident management platform. With such a prestigious client and such a potentially dangerous sport the sense of responsibility and occasion was certainly not lost on us and it was terrific to see Halo performing so well in remote, mountainous locations. It’s our first time working in a ski resort and by connecting all the local agencies and responders the results were incredible. Tignes is one of the top 10 resorts in the World and it’s fantastic to have them using Halo. We’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure our platform transmits data at 1/1000th the size of a text message and the benefits of this mean when people are stuck in a remote region with poor signal, help can still be on the way. Halo is a platform you can trust across the globe.”