A vital aspect of any lone worker monitoring procedure is the actual check-in. By legislation in the UK and in many Canadian provinces, lone workers must be monitored for safety reasons. So, what are the main aspects of a lone worker check in procedure? Here are a few tips to help you, as an employer, to devise and establish a lone worker check in procedure.
5 Emergency Response Plan Essentials for Education Settings
Emergencies, disasters or critical incidents that occur within an educational setting are every parents’, teachers’ and school administrators’ nightmare. The health and welfare of hundreds or thousands of children and young people could be at risk and dependent upon a thorough and well-executed emergency response plan.
The five basic all-hazard responses…
Fundraising events and canvassing for charity can be hazardous to volunteers and fundraising professionals. Where would we be without volunteers? Volunteerism contributes to a kinder, more equitable and safer society, so it’s only fair that those who go out of their way to help others should be protected themselves, right?
How Will the New 2016 Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy Impact Your Business?
With the publication of the 2016 Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy we are seeing a renewed focus brought to occupational health and safety in the UK. This document outlines new goals and strategies for protecting and supporting workers and aims to streamline health and safety processes so that they function better, rather than just
Fundraising Events and Canvassing for Charity can be Hazardous to Volunteers and Fundraising Professionals
Where would we be without volunteers? Volunteerism contributes to a kinder, more equitable and safer society, so it’s only fair that those who go out of their way to help others should be protected themselves, right?
Recently, a young man volunteering at a charity haunted house in…
How Drivers in Transport and Logistics Teams are Benefitting from Lone Worker Technology
Advances in technology are bringing real benefits to drivers and the logistics teams that support them. How do we know this? We hear it from our clients! They tell us how much easier it is to accurately monitor workers with our flexible lone worker safety system.
GPS has been the go-to tracking tool for years, and it’s still useful – we use the SPOT Gen3 Messenger device for…
The Security Canada Central Conference and Exposition takes place this week, October 19th and 20th at the Toronto Congress Centre, will you be there? Leading providers of technology, products and services for Canada’s security industry will be, along with security professionals from both government and the private sector.
This is your opportunity to expand your base of contacts and learn about…
Municipal workers are the gatekeepers of our communities. You work year round, performing countless complicated tasks to build and manage the infrastructure and assets that make our communities safe and enjoyable places to live.
We don’t need to tell you that many of the jobs you do are hazardous, you face these
Do you rely on GPS technology to keep in touch with lone workers?
You might not know that the first GPS satellite, Navstar 1, was launched way back on February 22, 1978. In 1983, after the USSR shot down a Korean passenger jet, the US government opened up GPS for civilian applications so that aircraft, transport and shipping could avoid drifting into restricted
Parks and recreation workers everywhere face hazardous conditions nearly every day. Whether you are operating recreational or leisure programs at playgrounds and parks in the city, managing wilderness campgrounds, performing trail-building and maintenance duties or any of the countless tasks that are part of many parks and rec workers’ daily routines, you face unique challenges to staying safe at work.
For each lone worker or team of workers, it’s critical to do a hazard…
Looking for Affordable Lone Worker Safety Monitoring?
Your staff is as important to you as family – maybe some of them ARE family, and you would like nothing more than to provide them with a safety monitoring system that’s easy for them to learn and use, adaptable to your business’ requirements and economical.
Why is top quality lone worker monitoring SO expensive?
Health and safety practitioners from across Canada are meeting September 18-21 in Vancouver, BC at the Annual CSSE Conference. This year’s theme – Navigating the Future of OH & S, promises to offer some interesting opportunities for professional development and education around new safety technologies.
This year the CSSE extends a special welcome to the BC Municipal Safety Association and is offering…
Lone worker protection is a particular concern to many employers. This is especially relevant to resource extraction industries (mining, energy, forestry) along with trucking, surveying and home health care providers, where employees are at risk of accident or incident when working alone. What do you, as an employer, need to consider when implementing a system for lone worker protection?
You probably understand that as an employer you are likely required, by law or according to health and safety regulations, to implement a lone worker safety policy. Even if accidents or incidents occur outside of your business premises, when they transpire during the execution of your employees duties or, in some cases, during transit to a job site, you are accountable. In many cases, the remote worker is at higher risk and it’s up to you to assess and reduce those risks.