Beacon App

Like a safety beacon, the Beacon app is a mobile application designed to improve the safety of Eastern Health’s workforce.

Eastern Health's Beacon App for Employees

By downloading the Beacon app, employees, physicians and students:

  • can receive important notifications wherever they are and be alerted in seconds of any critical situation within, or near, Eastern Health sites that affect them, e.g. COVID-19 staff updates or timely information on building closures due to adverse weather;
  • have emergency quick response actions at their fingertips, as well as security contact information and resources; and
  • access a Friend Walk’ feature, which allows employees, physicians or students to share their real-time location virtually, with a contact, to help them get to their destination safely.

Eastern Health’s Beacon app can be used on any Android or iOS mobile device and it is completely safe and easy to use!

How to download the Beacon app?

The Eastern Health Beacon app has a two-part installation process:

If you have an Apple device: If you have an Android device:
Part I:  

  1. On your Apple mobile, go to the app distribution portal.
  2. Create a new account in seconds. This is NOT your Eastern Health account.
  3. Choose Apple iOS devices. You will be provided with an individualized download code just for you. Write down this code so you can later redeem it. Or; if you are on your iPhone, click on the code to be redirected to the Apple Store (and jump directly to step 3 in part II).
  4. Exit the app distribution portal.

Part II:  

  1. On your device, go to the App Store.
  2. Click on your user profile photo (top right-hand corner).
  3. Once in your account page, click on “Redeem Gift Card or Code”.
  4. Enter the redemption code provided and the Beacon App will download on your phone.
  5. Be sure to enable notifications.
  6. Log into the Beacon App with your Eastern Health credentials (the same as your Eastern Health email).

 

Part I:  

  1. On your Android device, go to the app distribution portal.
  2. Create a new account in seconds. This is NOT your Eastern Health account.
  3. Choose Android device. You will see a “download application” link.

Part II:  

  1. On your device, upon login into the app distribution portal, click the “download application” link.
  2. You will see a download starting in your status bar on the top of the screen.
  3. Once finished, go you to ‘Downloads’ folder, via your ‘Files’ folder.
  4. Click the APK file, and follow the prompts.
  5. After installation, click ‘Open.’
  6. Be sure to enable notifications.
  7. Log into the Beacon App with your Eastern Health credentials (the same as your Eastern Health email).
  8. Common troubleshooting issues are covered in this document Eastern Health Beacon app – download instructions (PDF).

Support?

Distribution portal

Get a download code for Apple devices at: https://easternhealth.safety-info.ca/Subscribers/

Download instructions – step by step

Download the instructions on how to download and install the Beacon app.

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Last updated: 2021-07-26