Keeping Employees Safe with a Lone Working Device

When you have employees that have to go out alone to carry out jobs and meet members of the public, there is always some level of risk involved. These risks are present in a variety of different jobs ranging from office workers who have to go out and meet people at home through to estate agents and health workers.

As an employer, you naturally want to ensure you carry out your duty of care when it comes to your employees. It can be very difficult to keep tabs on lone workers when they have to travel around meeting different people in different places.

Fortunately, a good lone working device can help to solve this issue by making it easier for lone workers to get help if they run into trouble. There are even lone worker devices that are designed to call for help if lone workers experience an accident or injury when working on their own.


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.

Some of the Lone Working Device Options 

There are a number of lone working device options that form part of the WorkSafe range from SureSafe Alarms. One of these is the wearable lone working button, which makes it easier for your lone working employees to call for help if they find themselves in a risky situation or feel that they are under threat. This lone working device can be used alongside the lone working app to ensure comprehensive protection.

Lone workers who are at risk of injuries and accidents also need to be covered when it comes to their safety and protection. While you may have supplied all the necessary equipment as their employer, you must remember that injuries can still occur. In fact, in some cases, they may be unable to call for help due to the severity of their injuries. A lone working device such as a lone worker alarm with automatic fall detection provides a great solution.

The Benefits of Lone Working Devices 

There are various benefits that come with using lone working devices for those in medium or high-risk situations. This includes:

  • Peace of mind for both employees and employers
  • The ability to get help in risky or threatening situations
  • Being able to get help in the event of a fall or injury while working alone
  • An affordable solution for employers

Get Assistance from the Lone Working Device Experts 

If you want to ensure your lone workers are protected in situations such as these, get in touch with the lone worker alarm specialists at SureSafe Alarms. Our WorkSafe range helps to provide the ultimate in protection for lone workers, ensuring they can get help if they are in a risky situation, feel threatened, or suffer an accident while working on their own.

We can provide you with details about all of the lone working solutions in our WorkSafe range, which means you can make an informed choice about the right one for your business and your employees. You can also benefit from competitive pricing and an excellent level of service.