GPS Tracking for your Lone Workers with the Ok Alone App

GPS tracking for your Lone Workers

The Ok Alone safety app is a lone worker protection system that allows easy two-way communication with GPS technology with our Android and iPhone apps. When GPS first began to be used for worker safety monitoring, it was hailed as an important breakthrough. At the time, it was a leap forward in technology. It allowed workers …

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Top 10 Features of our Lone Worker App

Start shift times for Ok Alone lone worker monitoring

1. App Notifications & Alarms When a check in is due the worker will get an in app notification asking them to check in with an alarm. This feature is easy to setup and allows a worker to check-in before the monitors are alerted. 2. High Risk Check -ins Being able to change the time …

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Why You Need a Lone Worker App for Check Ins

Why you need a Lone Worker App for Check Ins

A vital aspect of any lone worker monitoring procedure is the actual ‘check in’. Why you need a lone worker check in system By legislation in the UK and in many Canadian provinces, lone workers must be monitored for safety reasons. Here is some information about how you, as an employer, can devise and establish …

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Why you Need a Lone Worker App

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Being a ‘lone worker’ is great! You’re not stuck in an office all day having to listen to Wendy’s ‘jokes’ or more stories about her cat. You’re out and about all day or just quietly working somewhere enjoying your own company. But what about your safety? No one likes to think about all the things …

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Top 5 Features of a Lone Worker App

Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

What are the best features to have in your lone worker app? With so many people working from home these days or doing jobs where they are away from their colleagues, lots of lone worker solutions have sprung up. How do you know which one is best for you and your needs? We have put …

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Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

Lone worker apps come in many varieties. This short article provides five criteria to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular ones. The goal is to give you the tools to decide which lone worker app will work best for your organization. Safety Policy Your safety policy should be at the heart of …

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6 Tips for your Lone Worker Check In Procedure

In the Uk, Australia, New Zealand and Canadian provinces your employees must be monitored if they are working alone. Here are a few tips to help you, as an employer, to devise and establish a lone worker check in procedure. 1. Appoint a Monitor You can appoint an employee as a monitor – they can …

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3 Unexpected Workplace Hazards

workplace hazard

Ever wondered how a workplace hazard differs from a workplace risk?  A workplace hazard is a thing or situation that has the potential to do harm.  Lots of unsuspecting things can be classified as workplace hazards, such as placing a heavy object on a top shelf.  After all, what goes up, must come down.  The …

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Duty of Care and Lone Working

Duty of Care

You will often hear the term “Duty of Care” use when people are discussing lone working. Have you ever wondered exactly what Duty of Care is?  For those of you not up on your legal history, Duty of Care dates back to the 1800s with connections to both Tort and Common law. Originally, a Duty …

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone Regulations

WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone regulations We all know that in the province of British Columbia, employers who are under the jurisdiction of the Worker’s Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) must implement a working alone program if they have workers who are assigned to work alone or in isolation. This requirement has been in place for many …

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Simple safety advice for women driving alone

Safety advice for driving alone, from Ok Alone

The nightly news recently reported there are more people employed as drivers in Canada than any other job. Many of those drivers are women, and they are driving alone.  Work alone is often thought about as a separate issue, but it is often coupled by assault and violence.  As a result, we’ve compiled a list …

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