Lone workers face a unique set of challenges and safety risks. Working alone can be dangerous, especially in hazardous or remote environments and it’s important to have the right tools in place to ensure that lone workers are safe while they are on the job.
To ensure the safety of lone workers, employers must provide them with appropriate protection equipment. This includes protective clothing and other safety equipment to protect their employees from potential accidents or hazards at work, but also workers should be provided with a means of calling for assistance or raising an alarm, if required. This is where lone worker alarms are vital as these allow workers to call for help in an emergency situation, or if they are being threatened in any way.
Of course, workers may be equipped with standard mobile phones, but these are only of limited use in certain circumstances. By contrast, specialist personal safety devices can be carried discreetly by workers and do not appear to be anything out of the ordinary. However, at the same time they can be filled with hi-tech features that enable remote and lone workers to be protected against all kinds of harads and in many different types of situation.
For example, lone worker safety devices that are now available include one product which is a mobile communications device that looks just like a standard identity card holder. This ingenious design is both easy to wear and completely discreet whilst still allowing operation by the user should they feel their safety could potentially be threatened.
The compact, but powerful device is able to record or transmit video and audio discreetly to those monitoring the situation remotely and even allow them to talk to the wearer whilst the user can also trigger multiple types of alarm without anyone except them being aware that this has been done.
Yet more sophisticated models of lone worker safety alarms also include features such as GPS tracking as well, which means that even if a lone worker is in a very remote location and unable to speak they can be located quickly and assistance can be sent to them.
In addition, ‘man down alarm’ features are incorporated into some lone worker alarms too. These functions offer additional protection as they are designed to automatically alert supervisors and other personnel in the event of an employee falling or becoming injured on the job. They can also be used to track employee locations, allowing emergency services to locate workers who may have been left incapacitated in some way.
Lone worker safety is an important issue that should not be overlooked. By investing in the right protection equipment, employers can ensure that their lone workers are safe and secure while on the job.
This will help to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries and potentially lower workers’ compensation claims as well as improve employee morale and productivity levels.