***PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED***
The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association (SMSA) has so far allocated over 700 FREE Pathfindr Safe Distancing Assistants to 75 Men’s Sheds across Scotland – to support safe social engagement and Shed re-openings – but time is running out if your Shed has not yet applied.
Following a successful trial with ten Scottish Men’s Sheds in Autumn 2020, the SMSA secured a £60,000 Scottish Government grant for the roll-out of Pathfindr Safe Distancing Assistants to all 190+ Scottish Sheds and to complement the Association’s COVID-19 reopening guidance and Shed support.
This technology is supporting post COVID-19 recovery across the business sector and our Scottish Men’s Sheds. This simple, but highly effective, piece of kit can be worn around the neck or clipped on to clothing and emits a short audible or vibrating alert when another wearer is detected within 2 metres, advising both wearers to check and increase their distance. The range can be changed from its pre-configured 2m, as a result of revisions to the legislation. There is no complicated set up, no software to install and no training is required.
If you have not already applied to the SMSA, we urge you to apply for this FREE support offer before the end of June 2021 when this funding will no longer be available.
There is no minimum or maximum amount of devices you can request, simply let us know how many you require for your Shedders and the devices will be posted out to you, it is as simple as that.
Feeback from Sheds
“We are in the second week of cleaning/sanitising our Shed utilising the distancing units supplied by the Association. The units have been highly successful in reminding the volunteer members to maintain their social distancing.” Carse of Gowrie Men’s Shed
“The Pathfindr devices are a much-welcomed safety device for our Shedders.
They constantly remind us to check our distance and avoid those awkward conversations of letting someone know they are getting too close.” Men’s Shed Govan
“Following our request to the SMSA, our Shedders received Pathfindr Safe Distancing Assistants in time to wear for a recent site clearance. The devices gave us confidence and ensured that we kept the required two-metre distance apart and were a welcomed health and safety tool.” Carluke Men’s Shed