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Protect your staff with SAFE-DISTANCE workplace social distancing technology

In response to COVID-19, SAFE-DISTANCE is your social distancing solution. It includes a wearable proximity alarm watch with fully integrated, cloud-based data management for GDPR-compliant contact tracing in the workplace.


It’s a proximity alert warning system, developed to support COVID-19 control measures, from a proven industrial health monitor. It uses our wrist-worn HAVwear watch enhanced with sophisticated proximity detection, which is simple to deploy as part of the integrated Reactec ecosystem. Delivering intuitive social distance behaviour data and powerful real-time contact tracing, SAFE-DISTANCE helps keep employees safe in the workplace and your business open.

Supervise and manage your team members’ physical distance and behaviour in real-time, with contact trace analysis and reporting at your fingertips.

Key benefits

  • Easy to deploy and use, with trusted Bluetooth technology
  • Device sensors actively warns users of any unsafe contact proximity
  • Powerful contact tracing reports and dashboards
  • Supports your business continuity plans with more secure social distancing procedures
  • Fully integrated, and GDPR compliant, assuring employee privacy

How does SAFE-DISTANCE work?

SAFE-DISTANCE is completely customisable for cohort working and barriered safe zones, perfect for keeping track of, and helping maintain, social distancing in the workplace.

Built on proven technology, it can be deployed across multiple sectors, including construction, local authorities, rail, ground maintenance, manufacturing, utilities, and facilities management.

Key features

  • Practical, wrist-worn social distancing device for simple, effective proximity detection
  • Always fully charged, with silicon strap for easy cleaning and reissue
  • Onsite, on-demand daily allocation of devices that track last ownership
  • Personalised alerts, including audio, visual, and vibration – or data capture only
  • Next-day supervisory notification, or add our RASOR device for Real-time data and alerts
  • Manage cohort employee groups and barriered safe zones

Watch our SAFE-DISTANCE videos to help you understand how our workplace social distance application works.


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Secure, compliant and actionable employee data

Don't rely on employee self-management. Protect your workforce and your business with wearable social distancing technology and compliant data management, delivering better processes and promoting safer employee behaviour.

Fully integrated SaaS system

A single system for onsite and remote management of social distancing, with analytics fully hosted by Reactec. All you need is a browser and a login to access your data.

Employee data privacy

All data is managed using best practice anonymisation and encryption, ensuring data security and employee privacy.

Intuitive analytics

Over 16,000 users have benefited from the Reactec Analytics, using it to easily monitor and revise their measure of controls.

GDPR compliant

Our resilience-tested social distancing technology is GDPR-compliant, so you can manage and share your data safe in the knowledge that you are following the latest regulations and guidelines.

Monitor, supervise and trace contact

It’s easy to monitor and supervise your teams on the ground remotely with SAFE-DISTANCE. It provides you with automatic reporting and recording, including the number and duration of unsafe distancing events. You’ll be able to review the behaviour of all your employees and their work activity.

If contact tracing is required, you can quickly and confidently identify who may be at risk. Being able to drill into each operator's contact list over a specified period of time will help you avoid site closure or loss of teams.

Get live data with RASOR

Also developed by Reactec, RASOR is a device that’s placed in a fixed location, or carried by a supervisor, to gather SAFE-DISTANCE data from all HAVwear devices within a 40m range.

RASOR can be used alongside the SAFE-DISTANCE application to track real-time workforce risks and transmit live data from the field, including the date, time and duration of any contact. It will also alert an assigned carrier if they come within an unsafe distance of HAVwear or other RASOR devices.

Watch our SAFE-DISTANCE demo

To find out how our proximity warning system works, and how it can help you with social distancing in the workplace, take a look at our short video demo.

Get in touch for more information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss SAFE-DISTANCE with us, simply fill in our contact form and a member of the Reactec team will be in touch. Or you can call us on 0131 221 0930.

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About Reactec

Established in 2001 as a spin-out from Edinburgh University, Reactec is an award-winning, UK market leader in the provision of monitoring devices of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk – the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) (also known as Vibration White Finger). Approaching 100,000 employees have benefited from Reactec’s wearable Health monitoring technology.

SAFE-DISTANCE was developed in response to the Covid-19 crisis. We reviewed our product offering and were quickly able to show that our existing wearables – the HAVwear and RASOR devices – could be enhanced to support social distancing in the workplace, via a remote software upgrade. SAFE-DISTANCE is a workplace solution – it can’t monitor social distancing off-site or mitigate all risk, but it is an invaluable part of a workplace toolkit.

HAVwear is in use by a number of leading companies in the UK, including British Airways, Network Rail, Murphy Group, Morgan Sindall, Balfour Beatty, Costain, the Environment Agency, Siemens and Babcock. Reactec’s technology is also in use across major infrastructure projects including HS2. All customers already using Reactec technology can upgrade to take advantage of the SAFE-DISTANCE system.

All customers already using Reactec technology can upgrade to take advantage of the SAFE-DISTANCE system.

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