Ways to Improve Lone Worker Safety
When you run a business that employs lone workers, one thing you have to do is take steps to improve lone worker safety. People who work alone can find themselves in all sorts of risky situations depending on the nature of their work. This can be anything from feeling under threat by someone they have had to meet through to having a fall or accident while working alone.
As a responsible employer with a duty of care to employees, it is important to look at ways to enhance lone worker safety. Fortunately, technology has come a long way over recent years and there are now various solutions you can consider. This includes lone working devices and lone working apps.
TAILORED LONE WORKER SOLUTIONS
Low / Medium Risk
Employees who routinely deal with members of the public on their own can include the following types of workers: office, retail, estate agents, financial services, social workers, health professionals and charity workers. This can sometimes be even more isolated as meetings happen in the member of public’s home. WorkSafe’s App based lone worker alarm allows you to monitor your employees location, as well as allows employees to set a timer feature to trigger an SOS alarm if no ‘I am OK’ confirmation takes place after a set period of time.
Medium / High Risk
Some employees who routinely deal with members of the public, often in their homes, may face a heightened risk due to the nature of their work such as estate agents working alone with strangers. WorkSafe also offers a wearable button to be able to discreetly call for help if they feel threatened or in danger. This is in addition to being able to track them, and for them to set time on risk alerts. Higher risk retail employees such as off licenses, betting shops could also benefit here.
Fall / Injury Risk
Job roles that include working at height, with hazardous materials or on mechanical equipment such as farming equipment may have an increased risk of accidents and injury. When employees carry out these tasks while working alone, even briefly, this risk becomes greater. WorkSafe offers lone worker alarms with automatic fall detection. The wearer can manually call for help using the SOS button on the device. Additionally, the alarm can sense most falls and will automatically call for help – even if the user is unconscious.
Using a Loan Working App for Employee Protection
In today’s digital age, there is an app for everything, and this includes to protect lone workers. The WorkSafe lone worker app available from SureSafe Alarms is designed to provide protection on multiple levels to help ensure lone worker safety. This app can be used to monitor the location of each of your lone workers and track where they are at any given time.
In addition to this, the lone worker app can be used to set alerts to that an emergency alarm is received if the worker has not let you know they are okay within a specified timescale. This gives an additional layer of protection, and the alarm can go through to a monitoring service or to your own teams if you have the resources available.
Using Lone Worker Devices to Enhance Lone Worker Safety
There are also devices that you can use to help enhance lone worker safety, and these can prove invaluable in various situations. Devices such as the lone worker wearable button make it easy for your lone workers to call for help if they feel threatened or are in danger. This can be used alongside the lone worker app.
There are also lone workers who may not be at risk from other people but may be at increased risk of accidents and injuries. This could be a huge problem when working alone, particularly if the accident is a serious one that renders the worker unconscious. However, a lone worker device such as the lone worker alarm with fall detection can help to boost lone worker safety in situations like this.
Find Out More About the WorkSafe Range
If you have lone workers who could be at risk due to the nature of their jobs, you and they could benefit from our range of lone worker solutions. As part of the WorkSafe Range, SureSafe Alarms offers a range of options, which makes it easier to find one that suits the needs of your business and your employees.
To find out more about our lone worker safety solutions, all you need to do is get in touch with a member of our team. We will be happy to provide you with details about the various solutions we offer so you can determine which one is right for your needs.