To Track or not to Track, that is the Lone Worker Question

No one likes the idea of being tracked throughout their work day, however, if you are a lone worker it could literally save your life.

Why Worker Tracking is Important

Employee tracking is a way for companies to know where their workers are and that they are safe. This is often done using a specific device or through a Smartphone app. It is vitally important that employers know where their lone workers are; but tracking should only be done during a worker’s shift and only when necessary, for instance if a worker has not checked in or has requested help.

We only track worker location when they are working

A phone’s operating system may generate location data for a variety of reasons and it can make that information available to apps. The Ok Alone app stops receiving location data unless the person is on-shift and working. This means that even if the worker remains logged into the Ok Alone app, but they are not on-shift/working Ok Alone is not collecting location data. Control over location settings is handled by the worker through the app, not the supervisor. This gives the workers themselves control. 

How Ok Alone tracks your workers

Ok Alone uses GPS technology to offer full tracking services for lone workers. The full tracking option updates every time a location changes to ensure you have up to date information on your worker’s position when you need it.

This can also be scaled down to battery saver mode, which uses local cell towers to pin point worker’s locations and automatically updates throughout their shift. The battery saver mode runs in the background having minimal effect on the phone’s battery life.  

During a shift the lone worker’s location is also updated every time the app gets a location update and when they check in. This means you will have a clear picture of your lone worker’s last known location should they fail to check in or if they send a help request asking for immediate assistance.