How workplace culture shapes your working alone safety policy

Safety policy culture

How workplace culture shapes your working alone safety policy If you have employees who work solo or in isolation, it’s essential to have a working alone safety policy in place. This critical document sets out what is required from the employer, the managers, and the lone workers themselves, and outlines the risks associated with the …

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HR Strategies to Promote Lone Worker Safety | Ok Alone Worker

HR Strategies to Promote Lone Worker Safety

Human resource professionals play a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of lone workers. Of course it’s not their exclusive domain (health and safety is everyone’s business), but they are equipped with exceptional communication skills that can help mitigate the risks associated with working alone. It’s not easy to start a conversation about …

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Lone worker alarms and escalation procedures | Ok Alone Worker

Escalation procedure

An escalation procedure is one of the most important elements of your workplace safety policy. It’s an action plan that outlines exactly what to do when a lone worker calls for help, or when they’re overdue, unaccounted for, and non-contactable. The support team needs to react quickly when lone worker alarms go off, and they …

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Work Alone Call Center: What to Look For in a Live Monitoring Service

Work Alone Call Center

Work Alone Call Center: The Benefits of Live Monitoring When it comes to monitoring lone workers, someone must be looking out for their safety at all times. Usually, that person is a manager, a supervisor, or another person in the office. But what if the company doesn’t have the necessary resources to monitor their teams? …

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Lone Worker Protection: How to Uncover Hidden Hazards in the Workplace

Lone Worker Protection

One of the simplest forms of lone worker protection is uncovering hidden hazards in the workplace. When it comes to creating a risk assessment, you’ll find that some of the hazards are quite easy to identify. Everyone is aware of the threats of working at height, with electricity, with moving machinery, or with volatile chemicals.  …

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How can a Lone Worker App Protect Your People in High-Risk Situations?

Ok Alone lone worker monitoring High Risk Check-ins

Lone workers face greater risks than those who have co-workers nearby. Without support they may be unable to get immediate assistance in case of injury, incapacity or another type of emergency situation. Why do I need a lone worker app? A work alone safety device, such as a lone worker app, ensures employees have a …

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Winter has arrived. Snowplow drivers need lone worker safety too

Lone worker winter safety

Some people need to get to work, regardless of weather conditions – doctors, nurses, medical professionals, first responders.  Snowplow drivers work at all hours to make this possible.  Some start at 4 am, some at midnight. Conditions get slippery, black ice is a menace, and fatigue can easily set in.  When your snowplow driver is …

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5 emergency response plan essentials for education ¦ Lone worker

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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…

Future of Health and Safety Conference 2016 | Lone Worker Protection Systems

Lone Worker Protection Systems

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

Volunteers Need Safety Monitoring | Lone worker safety systems

Lone worker safety systems

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…

Drivers are Benefitting from Lone Worker Safety Apps

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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…

5 reasons to attend Security Canada Expo 2016 in Toronto

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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…

Keeping Parks and Recreation Teams Safe | Lone Worker Safety

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…

CSSE 2016 | Lone worker safety systems

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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…