Protection for Employees with the Lone Working App
There are many jobs these days that involve working alone. Many of these also involve meeting up with members of the public away from the office and being in potentially dangerous situations. Naturally, this is something that can be a worry for both the employee and the employer, which is why many now turn to solutions such as a lone working app.
With a lone working app, you can benefit from a range of features that can help to ensure your safety or that of your employee when working alone. As an employer, the last thing you want is to have an employee out and about but not hearing anything from them with regards to their safety. As an employee, you want to be able to work safely and know there are safeguards in place. This is where a lone working app can help.
How a Lone Working App Can Assist
There are various ways a lone working app can help both employees who are lone workers and their employees. All employees have a duty of care to their employees, so it is important to ensure there are solutions in place to verify their safety when they are out on the road or meeting clients away from the workplace.
A lone working app makes it easier for you to check on the location of your lone worker employees when they are working out of the office. You can also benefit from features such as a time that will trigger an alarm if verification that they are okay has not been received within a certain timescale. Alarms can be monitored by a dedicated monitoring centre or they can be managed in-house for employers that have the necessary resources.
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.
The Benefits of a Lone Worker App
As an employer, there are many benefits that come from using a lone worker app for your lone workers. Some of the key benefits include:
- Being able to check the location of lone workers
- The ability to receive an SOS alarm if you do not hear from them
- A simple and affordable solution
- Ability to demonstrate care of duty to employees
- Peace of mind
The employee also benefits from having this type of app in place. With a lone worker app, you have peace of mind and protection in place. This means that when you are working out of the normal workplace and meeting members of the public in their own homes or in other places, you have the safety net of your lone working app in case there are any issues.
Learn About the WorkSafe Lone Working App
If you are looking to put a lone working app into place for your lone workers, you can speak to our experts at SureSafe Alarms. Our WorkSafe lone working app provides you with the perfect tool for protecting and monitoring staff, which means far greater peace of mind for both you and your employees. We also offer a choice of monitoring options to suit your needs, which means ever greater flexibility.