Keep Workers Safe by Pairing Microsoft Teams with a Lone Worker Solution

In November of 2016 Microsoft announced a new product ‘Teams’, a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. ¹ Microsoft Teams began being widely used by the public in 2017 and has replaced Skype for Business which will be retired on the 31st July 2021. …

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Annual Party Case Study

Ok Alone keeps a trucking company in touch with their staff on the move

We love hearing stories about our customers and how our system has helped them. Recently we heard the best story yet, our system saved somebody’s life! This is why we developed Ok Alone, so to say we were excited to hear this story is an understatement! To protect the privacy of those people involved, all …

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How do I keep Lone Workers Safe?

The best way to keep lone workers safe is to give them a lone worker safety solution! This allows workers to have peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, someone will know and can send help. Lone Worker Safety Solutions The purpose of a Lone Worker Solution is to ensure all workers go home …

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Keep Moving with Man Down

Home worker alone

There are over 8 million lone workers in the U.K. Lone workers can be found in many different industries, doing many different jobs. Some lone workers are out and about all day going to different locations and constantly on the move, others spend their days in one location. If, like me, you are a lone …

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Lone Working in HVAC and the Trades

Technician is checking outdoor air conditioner unit

What are HVAC and the Trades? There are many different occupations that fall into the HVAC and Trades category: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Plumbers, Electricians, Roofers, Carpenters and many, many more. The May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the United States has 655,840 registered Electricians. They also state the number of Heating, …

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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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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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