Lone Worker Safety for Office and Retail Staff

Lone working as an office or retail employee can be a stressful role full of potentially high-risk situations. Staff working in retail are frequently exposed to verbal abuse, violence, intimidation and much more. Those working in offices can have medical emergencies without others knowing, be alone with clients or harassed by colleagues.   

One way of improving the safety of these employees is to use a lone worker safety system. People working on their own require a solution that ensures they have round the clock safety monitoring, automated check-ins and computer-based help/panic buttons in case of emergency.

Computer based panic button vs wall mounted panic button

Help Button

Enable your office and retail staff to call for immediate assistance with the desktop app  help button. Workers use the on-screen button or help button on the taskbar to alert others to an emergency situation.

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High Risk Check In

Office and retail employees can adjust the time of their check-ins if they deem a situation to be higher risk. If there is no response to the new check-in notification, monitors will be alerted to investigate.

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Missed Check In

Make sure your employees are protected by having automated check ins. This allows staff to feel safer as they know someone will be contacted and help sent if they miss their check in and do not respond.

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What our Clients Say about Ok Alone

Stress Reliever!

Stress reliever!
I sleep better knowing my staff have a system of safety.

Tricia Wilson,
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, Ski Resort

Highly recommend!

Really very easy to use the app for monitors and workers, with a simple dashboard and easy controls.

Megan Lee,
Soil Association

Common Safety Issues Faced by Office and Retail Staff

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Here are some of the common issues that affect lone working office and retail staff:

  • aggressive and unpredictable customers/clients
  • medical emergencies
  • physical assaults
  • emergency situations (fire, natural disaster etc.)
  • accidents and injuries

Ok Alone covers all of these needs and more:

More Information about Lone Worker Protection for Office and Retail Staff

Help Alert Confirmation Screen

How Desktop Panic Buttons Work

Read about the differences between a desktop safety app and a permanent taskbar button.
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Which industries need a computer based panic button?

Find out which industries would benefit from using a computer based panic button
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Do your office staff need a way to get help?

Does panic button software keep office workers safer?
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Double click for immediate help

How can a task bar help button on your computer help in emergencies?
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Computer based panic button vs wall mounted panic button

Computer Based Desktop Panic Buttons for staff

Get a Desktop On Screen Panic Button for your Lone Workers
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Concerned about your office workers safety?

How can a software based panic button help office workers?
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Help Button App Sign In Screen

Accessible all day from a pc or laptop while they work

Easy Check-In for Lone Workers with the Ok Alone Desktop App.
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Concerned about the safety of your retail workers?

How can a software based panic button help lone retail workers?
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Ok Alone subscriptions are within the budget of even the most cost-conscious organisation. With no set-up fees or long term contracts, you can quickly be up and running for as little as $8/£7 per person per month.  Why not create your own personalised quote now?

Computer based panic button vs wall mounted panic button

Wall mounted button vs computer based panic button

Is a computer based panic button more effective than a button mounted on the wall?
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Want to Try the Ok Alone App?

Please email us at [email protected] and we will set you up with a Free Trial where you can try all our lone worker features.

What is a Lone Worker App