Lone Worker Safety
Safety, no matter where your staff operate
Being a lone worker in a high-risk environment can be the reality for many roles. It is critical that workplace safety best practices are in place to mitigate risk for your employees. Lone workers operating in remote regions are twice as likely to be hospitalised due to injury.
Organisations have a duty of care to protect their employees, and, beyond that, they want to provide their staff with the peace-of-mind that they are being looked after.
Providing a safe and supportive environment for lone workers requires a range of mechanisms and control systems. Communication and systems to ensure notification of staff movements is a starting point. Identifying roles with elevated risk profiles and implementing procedures to manage these risks is the first step in ensuring lone worker safety.
Know where your staff are, when they need assistance, and communicate critical information.
Personal Safety Devices
Devices to suit a range of environments, with various forms, detection methods and communication options.
Lone workers need their alerts responded to immediately – no matter the time of day.
Safer Lone Workers
Lone workers are found in many roles. The traditional stereotype is someone working in remote countryside, but the reality is often it is staff outside the office going to meetings, visiting private homes, checking on worksites, and working off-site.
Moving outside the traditional office environment brings risks to lone worker safety such as aggression from members of the public, animals, hazardous environments, equipment, and isolation. Best practice is to always have staff working with at least one other person, but the reality is that this isn’t always possible or affordable.
This is when lone worker personal safety devices come into play to ensure you are meeting your duty of care. These devices provide the essential mix of location information, covert duress triggering, and various automated duress types to ensure your staff are protected. There are even devices that can automatically trigger an alert when the individual is incapable of doing so.
Monitoring of lone workers is another essential safety consideration. Your organisation might have the resources internally to monitor your lone workers during usual business hours, but does that extend to after-hours work? Smartrak has partnered with some of Australia and New Zealand’s top security monitoring centres to provide 24/7 monitoring services to organisations that need the support, or who wish to ensure a professional, experienced process is in place.
Yara Valley Water
There has been an increased focus on personal safety at YWV and over 40% of Smartrak products in use are Personal Locaters.
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